Get $150K for your idea! CalSEED applications open NOW! 

  • Investing in California’s Energy Future

    Investing in California’s Energy Future

  • Made Possible by the California Energy Commission

    Made Possible by the California Energy Commission

  • A simple premise:  Recruit, Invest, Deploy.

    A simple premise: Recruit, Invest, Deploy.

Get $150K for your idea! CalSEED applications open NOW! 

The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early-stage clean energy concepts to market. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission.

CalSEED awards can provide:

  • Up to $600,000 in grant dollars to advance your concept
  • Comprehensive professional development resources—training, expert guidance, mentorship
  • Operational and technical support
  • Access to California's best accelerator and incubator programs

Fund your pursuit of breakthrough solutions.

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What Is CalSEED?

What Is CalSEED?

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Who Can Apply?

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How It Works

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Applications Open Now!

Apply for the CalSEED grant and entrepreneur development program for a chance to earn 150k in funding for your clean energy concept. Applications close February 28, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) Pacific time. For help, check out the Demystifying the Application video to the right, our FAQ section, and our application manual.



Our Partners

CalSEED is delivered in partnership with others to advance and support entrepreneurs. This amazing ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, nonprofits, companies and universities work together to deliver resources, mentoring and business building support to our participating entrepreneurs.