LaunchR - DOE Supported Clean Energy Startup Accelerator
DOE Supported Clean Energy Startup Accelerator
Who we are
LaunchR is the Rutgers student-driven clean energy startup accelerator funded by the United States Department of Energy. We focus on connecting young, budding innovators in the green technology space with access to strategic networks, capital, and essential resources. In doing so, we seek to cultivate growth, accelerate progress, and help these innovations launch into the business world.
At the end of the program, expert judges will reward the most promising company in the program with a $50,000 prize.
Students/Startups that we are Looking For
Acceptable technology areas include:
Building technologies, advanced manufacturing, vehicle technologies, federal energy management, weatherization and intergovernmental technologies, biomass technologies, geothermal technologies, fuel cells technologies, solar energy technologies, wind and hydropower technologies, and anything else clean and green!
The U.S. Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them with competitive funding for business development and commercialization training and other educational opportunities. We are one of 8 regions that have parallel contests offering $50K prizes. The top 3 teams in each region compete at the national level for $100K more. 2016 winning teams can be found here: http://www.cleantechup.org/2016-teams/
The Next Round
We will be accepting team applications starting in December 2016. Applications open until Friday, March 17th, 2017.