• 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

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. Powered by the California Clean Energy Fund's mission to create a clean energy economy for everyone, CalSEED supports diverse entrepreneurs who deliver equitable outcomes from their clean tech innovations.


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
What Is CalSEED?

What Is CalSEED?

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Who Can Apply?

Who Can Apply?

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How It Works

How It Works

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Impact Matters

Check out our showcase page for great videos like this one that explains the importance of the social impact section of the CalSEED application process from The Greenlining Institute.

Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Concept Award Info Session in Bakersfield

  • February 21, 2019 | 9:30 AM CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center 1631 17th Street Suite 200, Bakersfield CA 93301
  • Join us and the BlueTech Valley Innovation Cluster for this info ... more

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.