July 2021

Applications Are Now Open for Valley Ventures Accelerator's Sixth Cohort (VV6)!
The Valley Ventures accelerator program is now accepting applications for its sixth cohort (VV6) in fall 2021. Each year, Fresno State’s Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center and the BlueTechValley (BTV) Innovation Cluster offer an opportunity for up to 10 ventures to participate in the accelerator, this year incorporating a new addition to the program—Valley Ventures advisory services.

The fall 2021 cohort of the Valley Ventures accelerator will provide water, clean energy and agricultural technology ventures opportunities to advance commercialization and business development in California and beyond.

To learn more and apply, read the full press release here.

July is Smart Irrigation Month!
Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association initiative celebrated throughout July to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf and agricultural irrigation.

Learn more here.

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Strategic Economic and Community Development Funding
Deadline: June 30

UC Davis I-Corps Virtual Immersive Course
Deadline: July 16

Ag Innovation Challenge 2022
Deadline: August 20

2021 New Product Contest
Deadline: August 20

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

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Senate approves new $10 billion program for regional technology hubs

Grow-NY is looking for agrifoodtech startups to apply to win this mentorship, $1 million prize

VIDEO | Valley Grown: Innovation and Diversity

THRIVE AgriFood Sustainability Challenge

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

CleanTech Meetup: Water | June 24
Join CleanStart for their monthly meetup on June 24 at 5:30 pm. This month's focus is water-reducing waste, improving quality, and using it wisely.

How to Get Grant Funding for Your Startup | June 25
Join us to discuss how a startup can apply for grants, increase their chances of successfully winning grants, and leverage the OpenGrants.io platform to streamline this whole process with greater outcomes.

CleanStart Perspectives | July 12
RSVP for CleanStart's monthly meetup! This month will highlight Startups and all the resources available to them during the pandemic.

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Check out CalAgJobs for 
job postings!

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National SBIR Week is July 19 - 23! Register here.

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

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July is Smart Irrigation Month!
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BoxPower and PG & E Partner up to install Remote Hybrid Power

OffGridBox Wins Innovation

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