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CalSEED Applications Open 2/17/23




The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is an early-stage grant funding and professional development

program for diverse innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring clean energy concepts to market.


CalSEED Awardees gain access to several benefits. These benefits help awardees develop their concepts and prepare them for the

Prototype Award Business Plan Competition.

•Grants of $150,000 to fund concept development (non-dilutive; no equity stake)

•A powerful network of technical and industry experts, investors, prospective partners, and utilities

•Mentorship from experienced clean energy entrepreneurs

•Access to operational and technical resources throughout California

•Webinars and online training to enhance business building and fundraising skills

•Introduction to cutting-edge facilities through the Regional Innovation Clusters

•Participation in Cleantech Open’s Accelerator

•Inclusion in a community of fellow CalSEED awardees


CalSEED will award up to 33 Concept Awards in 2023.


CalSEED generally focuses on projects that fall between Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 2-4.


Important Dates

  • Virtual Info Session #1: January 25th, 2023 @11am - register here

  • Virtual Info Session #2: February 15th, 2023 @11am - register here

  • Eligibility application for CalSEED Concept award open: February 17th, 2023

  • Eligibility application for CalSEED Concept award closes: 11:59 pm PT March 5th, 2023

  • Applications that pass eligibility screening are asked to fill out full application: March 10th, 2023

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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