Investment Application

Apply for investment by filling out the below investment application form. Clean Energy Trust’s 501vc® Seed Fund invests $100k - $300k in early-stage cleantech startups in the Mid-Continent region of the United States.

Clean Energy Trust looks for early-stage, cleantech companies that fit the following criteria:

– Developing innovations to solve environmental challenges

– Pre-Seed to Series A

– Based in the Mid-Continent region of the United States (IA, IL, IN, WI, MI, MN, KS, MO, OH, TN, KY, ND, SD, CO, NE, and western PA)

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Once you submit the investment application form, we will provide an initial response within 2 to 3 weeks.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Program Manager Dylan O’Reilly ( or click here to learn more about our 501vc® Seed Fund.

We encourage you to review our Pitch Deck How-To Guide to ensure your pitch deck includes what we recommend.


Interested in learning more about our investment decision process? Read all about it here and watch a recent webinar here