Commercialization Programs

CleanTech Challenge: Reverse Pitch

The CleanTech Challenge: Reverse Pitch highlights how innovators, entrepreneurs and startups can partner with corporations, utilities, and government entities in the northwest cleantech ecosystem. Each session will focus on specific needs (both current and future) that the purchasers are looking for external partners and collaborators on. Targeted B2B meetings will be available for researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to sign up for, if they fit the general needs of the entities presenting.

Virtual program takes place on March 25, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific

Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator

Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator is a business accelerator program powered by the CleanTech Alliance and VertueLab. The mostly virtual 18-week program delivers mentorship, curriculum, connections and funding opportunities designed specifically for pre-seed stage cleantech startups.

This program runs yearly from May – September.

Applications are open now through April 16, 2021. Apply now!

Pre-accelerator with NWIRC

Thinking of starting a cleantech company? Or just beginning the process of starting a cleantech company?

Stay tuned for the launch of this program in Fall 2021!

Lab to Launch (L2L)

The Lab to Launch (L2L) program will highlight resources and programs at regional research institutions for cleantech entrepreneurs and provide partnership and collaboration opportunities.

L2L will also highlight commercialization ready technologies from regional research entities for licensing and collaborative research opportunities.

More information coming soon!

Trailhead Boise – Energy Incubator

Congrats to Trailhead Boise for being awarded a 2020 EPIC Prize to start a cleantech incubator for energy-related startups.

Stay tuned for more information!

Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding?

Click below for links to general funding information and consider becoming a member of the CleanTech Alliance for access to our monthly members-only Opportunities E-Newsletter. Contact Rachelle Ames for more information.

Other programs & resources

The Arbor Group at UBS

Preparing Your Cleantech Business for Acquisition