Meet the Valley Ventures Cohort V Finalists!
The Fresno State WET Center is thrilled to announce the finalists for our Valley Ventures Accelerator Cohort V! Read about the finalists below!
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All Power Labs designs, manufactures and deploys mobile biomass gasification systems that convert woody waste into electricity, heat, and biochar. Based in Berkeley, California, APL is a global leader in gasification innovation, with a dozen patents and hundreds of systems shipped to projects in over 40 countries. Check them out on LinkedIn!
Aqaix (“a-kye-ix”) offers a cloud software platform to automate the business processes for financing water and other sustainable infrastructure. The software utilizes data and multi-dimensional models to help quantify opportunity and risk. The cloud platform also includes a  DMS data warehouse and API gateway for managing interoperable water data including groundwater data. Check them out on LinkedIn!
Inti-tech manufactures, installs, and operates autonomous and water-free cleaning robots for solar photovoltaic plants of different sizes. By installing one zero-emission device in each row of a PV plant, the company delivers a high-frequency cleaning service that prevents soiling generated loss, improving the energy efficiency of the solar industry. Check out the founders: Mauricio Chiong | Camilo Contreras | Felipe Urrutia 
Capta Hydro develops and commercializes an integral IoT solution to improve superficial water management and distribution infrastructure efficiency, consisting of proprietary water telemetry and flood-gate automation equipment designs and software, that is applicable from the water source to the final user. Check them out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!
InfinitPipe® is a member of the QuakeWrap Inc. family of companies that specialize in the use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials in construction.  InfinitPipe® is a game-changing technology that allows onsite manufacturing of a continuous non-corroding pipe with extremely high strength to weight ratio. Check them out on LinkedIn!
OffGridBox is the smallest container (6x6x6ft) that provides renewable energy, wifi, and purified water in remote areas. Setup takes four hours and a unit can generate up to 8kWp of solar power for productive uses, pump up over 10,000 gal/day and desalinate brackish/seawater for smart agriculture needs. Check them out on LinkedInFacebook, and YouTube!
P4P Energy has 50 patents on transformative solar structures that use the efficiency of cable tensioned structures to support solar panels more economically for large existing solar markets, and its long span capabilities allow P4P to create new, stacking value solar markets.
Valley Ventures in the Spotlight
Our Valley Ventures Accelerator Program video was featured on ABC30 along with one of our alumni! Watch the video here.

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AE50 Award Call for Applications
September 25, 2020

Create Here Business Competition
Award Amount:
$25K split among 5 finalists

Electric Vehicle Ready Communities
Award Amount:
October 2, 2020

Campesino de California Outreach Grant - Radio Media
Award Amount:
Deadline: October 6, 2020

Water Reclamation and Reuse Research Projects
Award Amount:
October 7, 2020

BRIDGE 2020 
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October 9, 2020

Public University Research Grants
Award Amount:
Deadline: October 19, 2020

USDA Small Business Innovation Research
Award Amount:
Deadline: October 22, 2020

2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Request for Concept Proposals
Award Amount:
Deadline: October 23, 2020

2021 AmeriCorps State Grant Funding Opportunity
Award Amount:
Deadline: October 27, 2020

RAMP 2020
October 30, 2020

Technology Pioneers 
October 31, 2020

CEC Clean Energy and Technology Grant Programs

Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Award Amount:
November 4, 2020

Waves to Water Grant Solicitation
December 18, 2020

Renewable Energy Proposals - SoCal Public Power Authority
December 30, 2020

Check out Funding Wizard and the California State Grants Portal for
more funding opportunities!

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Advanced Biofuels Show Promise

Where are the women? An examination of women's participation in the SBIR/STTR program

50+  Founders Playbook by Cyclotron Road | A Repository of Resources for Hardtech and Energy Entrepreneurs

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*Events subject to cancellation/rescheduling as professional recommendations regarding COVID-19 emerge

WET Center Webinar Series | October 23

Join us on October 23rd at 10am with Daniel Hartwig of Woolf Farming and Ryan Jacobsen of the Fresno County Farm Bureau to discuss the future of California agriculture.

We will be covering the discussion on water in the valley - including SGMA and the perspective of a grower from the westside. In addition, we will be going over topics such as sustainability, data collection, labor, agricultural technology trends, and more.

The webinar will include chat-in Q&A and will be open to the public.

Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo | September 28 - 30
Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo, the region's premier startup investment conference, is where the region's fastest-growing companies meet with top-tier and alternative sources of funding.

UC Davis Global Energy Managers Workshop | October 7, 2020

Accelerate Your Export Strategy | October 7, 2020

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Meet BoxPower, WET Member and Valley Ventures alum. BoxPower was born out of a need to help people who lack electricity access. BoxPower graduated from our Valley Ventures accelerator program (hyperlink) in Spring of 2018. During this time, the WET Center has helped BoxPower build customer profiles and provided pitch support. “BoxPower is... quickly growing...with $3M in revenue closed in the last 6 months... We are providing clean, reliable, and affordable power to over 4,200 individuals across the west coast and Caribbean.” said Anderson Barkow, CFO of BoxPower. To learn more about BoxPower, click here.

Other Events - New

Regional Impacts and Opportunities | Oct. 5
Global Energy Managers Workshop | Oct. 7 
Reflections and Next Steps | Oct. 12
Kern County Energy Summit | Dec. 5

Check out Empower Innovation, a
new BTV partnership,
for more events and funding! 

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Check out CalAgJobs for more
relevant openings!

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Check out our latest WET Center webinar!

Hubs - New

Bakersfield | Chico | Fresno | Humboldt | Monterey Bay | Sacramento | Truckee

DYK - New

Berkeley Law is offering office hours to small businesses for select disciplines.

Members in the News - New

Conserwater published an article on Precision Ag

Waterbit, Jain Irrigation, & Wiseconn engineering featured in IA Smart Irrigation newsletter

Nitricity won a Rocket Fund grant and the top MIT Clean Energy Prize

O'Neil Vintners & Distillers Unveils BioFiltro's Largest Worm Powered Winery Wastewater System in the World

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