April 18, 2019
Founders’ Co-op Raises $25M to Back More Pacific Northwest Startups
Source: Xconomy.com, April 16 Founders’ Co-op, a Seattle-based venture capital firm that has backed nearly 100 startups since its launch 11 years ago, has raised a new, $25 million fund to continue making investments. According to a document filed with federal securities regulators, it’s the fourth fund Founders’ Co-op has raised, and the money came from 99 […]

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April 18, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
Souce: Energy.gov, April 17 The DOE announced a total of $20 million in funding for innovative research and development in artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning. DOE’s Office of Electricity has selected eight projects to receive nearly $7 million in total to explore the use of big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies to […]

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April 18, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $95 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
Source: Energy.gov, April 15  U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 86 grants totaling $95 million to 74 small businesses in 21 states.  Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase II research and development.  Small […]

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April 16, 2019
ImTrust is looking for a Sales VP with B2B/B2C Startup Experience
Stake: Co-Founder with vested equity. Job Description: An experienced startup Sales Leader to manage day-to-day Sales & Investor operations of the ImTrust product line. The right candidate must be ready to co-build and model a great company culture, demonstrating inspiring leadership, whilst establishing a productive working relationship with the founder and board of directors to […]

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April 8, 2019
Energy Department Announces New Prize to Accelerate Pumped Storage Hydropower
Source: Energy.gov, April 8 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new prize competition to support the development of pumped storage hydropower—the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Commissioning for Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) prize. The prize seeks novel solutions and technologies that address the non-regulatory challenges PSH developers face deploying new storage projects […]

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April 4, 2019
DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Source: Energy.gov, April 3 The U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes announced up to $59 million for new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.  Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, this funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy […]

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April 1, 2019
US Department of Energy Funding Opportunities
Source:  Christine D. Harbin, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, April 1, 2019. NEARLY $170M FOR EARLY STAGE SOLAR RESEARCH PROJECTS The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently made three announcements that amount to nearly a $170 million investment in advancing early-stage solar […]

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March 29, 2019
NW cleantech accelerator gets Toyota foundation backing, seeks applicants
Source: Pete Danko, Portland Business Journal, March 29 The Toyota Mobility Foundation is backing the Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator’s 2019 program as lead sponsor, a $25,000 commitment. The move comes as Cascadia — a collaboration between Portland-based Vertue Lab (formerly Oregon BEST) and Seattle-based CleanTech Alliance — takes applications through April 17 for the 15-week accelerator. The Toyota foundation […]

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March 28, 2019
Energy Department Announces $7 Million for Research on Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling
Source: energy.gov, March 28 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $7 million toward the research and development (R&D) of innovative subsurface geothermal technologies. DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) will fund projects that will focus on improving geothermal drilling efficiency and cost reduction by addressing two of the most significant barriers: state of stress […]

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