Funding Opportunity
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Innovators Program Cohort 5
Organization Name
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Funding Opportunity Brief *
Join a light-touch network access program for early stage cleantech entrepreneurs in Southern California.


Innovators Program is a core LACI accelerator program serving early-stage cleantech startups in Southern California. Funded by the California Energy Commission’s Regional Energy Innovation Cluster (REIC), the program aims to support early stage entrepreneurs in launching their venture in California’s growing cleantech innovation ecosystem.

  • Monthly opportunity updates and curated resources email

  • Check-in’s with LACI expert every other month

  • Lunch & Learns: Curriculum development opportunities

  • Visibility in LACI’s network and ecosystem

  • Discounted access to the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC)

Program Length: 1 year

Program Start: September 2020

Program Cost: Free

Program Requirements

  • Full participation in the curriculum development sessions and bi-monthly check-ins.

  • Metrics survey submission on a quarterly basis as required by the California Energy Commission.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Startups must:

    • Have a cleantech solution that addresses one of our three priority areas: Clean Energy, Zero Emissions Transportation and Smart & Sustainable Cities: Circular Economy.

    • Be early stage: as early as pre-seed or pre-prototype, with a proof of concept.

    • Own or license a novel proprietary technology.

    • Operate out of one of the four counties in our Southern California territory:

      • Los Angeles County

      • Santa Barbara County

      • Ventura County

      • Orange County

Application Deadline
Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency & Demand Response
Business Operations & Management
Materials & Recycling