We are proud to showcase these entrepreneurs who have received the CalSEED concept award! Read more about the companies we have funded here.
Are you applying for CalSEED or interested in learning more about the program? This dynamic conversation between entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, social equity experts and the California Energy Commission will provide you with insights and tips on how to develop a competitive CalSEED application.
CalSEED awards the first 8 Concept Award Winners with over $1MM towards their clean technology innovation. Learn what the entrepreneurs have to say about CalSEED in the video above!
CalSEED awardee, Kristin Sampayan, the CEO and founder of Opcondys Incorporated speaks about her innovation and how CalSEED has impacted her. Her husband, Steve Sampayan co-founded the company with her. She is among the first batch of the CalSEED Concept Award Winners in this inaugural year.
We are proud to introduce one our first CalSEED awardees! Philip and Sue Gleckman of Sunvapor have created a patent-pending solar collector that will reduce the cost of solar steam. Their redesigned parabolic trough collector reduces costs by 75 percent! Meet Philip and Sue in the video above and hear what they have to say about CalSEED.
Robin Ihnfeldt is a among the female entrepreneurs awarded $150,000 with the CalSEED award. Along with the help of her Development Engineer, Xia Xu (in the video) and her team, Robin was able to find and establish the company General Engineering and Research!