The Clean Energy Trust (CET) Challenge is one of the nation’s largest fundraising events for energy tech startups.
This is the eight year of the program and the third consecutive year that CET has committed to invest $1,000,000 in cleantech startups in the Midwest. The program culminates in a high-profile, 400-plus person pitch event in Chicago on May 9, 2017.
Applications are being accepted until January 17 at 2017 CET Challenge .
Since 2014, CET has been focused on investing in cleantech entrepreneurs; but, it’s not just a simple handing over of dollars. Once a startup goes through the Challenge, and receives investment, it begins a life-long partnership as a CET Portfolio Company. The ultimate goal is to enable cleantech entrepreneurs to be commercially successful to catalyze broader chain reactions of innovation.