This week I’m excited to share with you many exciting startups! But first…
New opportunities for startups —
Urban Water Challenge: Apply by Oct 27th for Imagine H2O's 4th annual Urban Water Challenge, where finalists will receive a combination of financial awards, pilot focused curriculum and mentorship, showcase opportunities, and introductions to potential partners and investors.
Joules Accelerator: Apply by Oct 29th to be part of a 3 month program that is focused entirely on commercializing cohort startup products and services. Joules does not take equity and the program is free.
Semiconductor Sustainability Pitch Event: Startups selected will be paired with industry experts for coaching on productization options and integration considerations within the semiconductor industry, and finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their innovations to the world’s leading semiconductor companies and cleantech investors. Apply by Nov 1st.
Grid Catalyst: Late-stage startup businesses that have a working prototype or have already initiated demonstration or commercialization projects should apply by Nov 5th to be matched with a major utility, business, higher education campus, community, or nonprofit for project development.
A few upcoming events I’m excited about —
EnVest's invite-only annual investing summit is back on November 18th in San Francisco. Active environmental investors and 36 presenting companies (Seed-Series B raising in 2022) can request an invite here.
The SOSV Climate Tech Summit on Oct 20-21, 2021 is a virtual and FREE event designed to support the emerging climate tech ecosystem and answer our planetary 'Code Red'.
Summaries are provided by startups
iBeam seeks to transform lighting and display industries with revolutionary products made from novel large-area sheets of integrated LEDs and GaN devices.
NovaSolix is developing a totally new solar device that is 2-4x more efficient; weights less; costs less that will enable many new applications including practical EV recharging with vehicle top panels and see through building windows in addition to the standard residential, commercial and utility scale uses.
SolarKal is the largest B2B solar energy marketplace in the United States, connecting organizations to solar providers who compete for their business in a proven process that saves customers ~30% on average.
Since 2016, SolarKal has facilitated $140M of projects, and on-boarded 200 of the US’ leading solar providers to our marketplace. SolarKal's model reduces supplier costs through a proprietary bid-matching system and by leveraging our best-in-class depth of pricing data. With a 98% NPS score, our B2B customers, who often own multiple properties, keep coming back - currently, 60% of SolarKal’s pipeline comes from existing customers.
SolarKal is seeking capital to boost tech, automation, and sales & marketing as we ramp towards 30% market share and towards becoming the default way for businesses to purchase solar.
Satgana: Applications are rolling
Shell Startup Engine: Applications are rolling
IndieBio: Applications are rolling
Activate Fellowship: Pre-apply for The Activate Fellowship
Carbonless Asia Challenge: Applications are due by Oct 23rd
LACI E-Bike Share PILOT RFP: Applications are due by Oct 29th
Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) Program: Applications are due by Oct 31st
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