Students Showcase Clean Energy Startups
Innovative students and their promising clean energy technologies were showcased in Denver for the Department of Energy's national Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) competition.
Clean Energy Trust supports student entrepreneurship through our University Accelerator initiative.
Join us to cheer on our CET University Accelerator student teams online on Thursday, September 17th from 3:00-4:30 pm CT.
Watch them pitch their businesses – and learn about early stage cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship in the Midwest region. A panel of expert judges will evaluate the companies and award more than $25,000 in prize money!
The Clean Energy Trust (CET) University Accelerator is a business accelerator that supports student entrepreneurs working on impactful cleantech solutions. Participating teams are connected with industry advisors and receive hands-on support and pitch coaching from the experienced Clean Energy Trust team to help accelerate their business.
The CET University Accelerator takes place remotely during the summer and culminates in a demo day in the fall, where teams will showcase their businesses to cleantech ecosystem stakeholders and compete for cash prize awards.
This program exists to provide deep engagement and support to promising student teams in the cleantech space. While many universities offer entrepreneurship support and acceleration, this support is typically limited to the school year, and not industry-specific. Clean Energy Trust has extensive experience running student entrepreneurship programming as well as investing in and supporting early-stage cleantech businesses. We’ll leverage this knowledge to support your business.