The DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator is seeking innovative, early-stage, energy companies focused on increasing adoption of clean energy, smart building and electric vehicle technologies that enable accelerated integration of distributed energy resources without the need for costly infrastructure upgrades.
Entrepreneurs will work directly with Vermont utilities to contribute to Vermont’s 90/50 and Burlington’s Net Zero by 2030 goals.
“We are particularly interested in services and technologies that have wide potential applicability with rural populations and that enable small businesses, low and moderate-income Vermonters, disadvantaged populations and multi-family building residents to participate in the low-carbon economy,” said Geoff Robertson, DeltaClimeVT Managing Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF).
This will be the sixth cohort for the accelerator program, managed by VSJF, that will bring together 7-10 early-stage energy companies from across the U.S. and Canada to work together over three months to complete a world-class ecosVC™ curriculum while competing for a $25,000 non-equity prize for the top venture. The program also features paid pilot opportunities; extensive peer feedback; connections with potential customers, partners, and mentors; and exposure to investors.
Partners and sponsors of the DeltaClimeVT Energy 2022 cohort include, Jane’s Trust Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Department of Public Service, Burlington Electric Department, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, VSECU, VGS, VELCO, and Vermont Electric Coop.
To learn more about DeltaClimeVT Energy 2022 and apply, visit deltaclimevt.com.
Application period ends January 31, 2022.