The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) recently announced the launch of Energize California, a new initiative aimed at accelerating new clean energy technology commercialization through its network and Innovators Program for energy entrepreneurs and startup companies. The effort expand a four-county region including Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange County.
Through the Energize California Innovators Program, qualified clean energy startups can gain access to mentors, pilot programs, testing and prototyping facilities, as well as opportunities to connect with industry thought-leaders, funding sources, and strategic partners. Interested startups can apply here: http://reic.wpengine.com/energizeca-innovators-application/
Funded through a six-year, $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission, Energize California is part of the Commission’s statewide initiative to meet increasing demand for innovation in the energy sector as more renewable resources are deployed.
Anyone interested in clean energy can join the network and get the latest news on energy in California, join the community, and stay up to date on events in your area. To become part of the network and to learn more about Energize California, visit www.Energize-CA.org.
Join LACI and Energize California on August 2nd at Hub101 where we'll be highlighting local energy innovation and what's next for clean energy from the Port of Hueneme, Ventura Naval Base, and others.
Kelly Ferguson is the Director Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, Energize California initiative from the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operated by California Lutheran University in Westlake Village, CA, Hub101 offers coworking, community and mentorship for entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow and scale their startups with the help of mentors, coaches and service providers. Visit Hub101.LA for more information.