Dec 2021

Happy Holidays From The WET Center!
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Water, Energy, and Technology Center! Our WET Members and staff are wishing you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season. As we close out the year, we’d like to share some of our greatest accomplishments. This year, 61 new companies have engaged with our programs including BTV Plans, Valley Ventures, and TIE.  In addition, we’ve held 17 webinars and events. Since the opening of the WET Center, we've proudly raised a total of $151,196,300 in private and public funding.

"We are so proud of what we have accomplished this year amid a global pandemic. We could not have done that without the dedicated and passionate founders and inventors we work with who trusted us to help and support them. We hope 2022 will give us the opportunity to support even more ventures, grow fruitful partnerships, and further the commercialization of sustainable technology and innovation" said  Helle Petersen, Assistant Director of the WET Center.

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 Check out the press releases of the year below!
WET Center- $50K SBA Growth Accelerator Prize Winner! 

WET Center-Valley Ventures Sixth Cohort!

WET CenterNamed #1 in Starter Story's 10 Best Startup Accelerators & Incubators in Fresno [2021]

NitricityCloses $5 Million Seed Round of Funding 

Stasis Energy Group1.6 Million in Funding by the California Energy Commission

Box PowerPG&E and BoxPower Mitigate Wildfire Risk with Remote Hybrid Power Systems

GroGuruSecures Series Seed Preferred Stock Investment from Agri-Food VC The Yield Lab

BioFiltroO'Neil Winery and BioFiltro partnership featured in LocalIsh, an ABC30 special

All Power Labs$3.2 Million in Funding by the California Energy Commission

AquaosoCloses $2 Million Seed Round of Funding  

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Innosphere Ventures-REACH Energy Accelerator

Deadline: December 1

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-  Industry Growth Forum (IGF)
Deadline: December 6

CA Department of Food and Agriculture- Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Program
Deadline: December 6

California Department of Water Resources-Small Community Drought Relief Program 
Deadline: December 29
Start Up Energy Transition- #SET21 Award
January 31

Department of Energy- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
February 22

Caltech's Rocket Fund 
March 4

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

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Irrigation Innovation Consortium 2021 Virtual Field Day video featuring Executive Director Tim Martin, and our very own Director of the Center for Irrigation Technology, Charles Hillyer.

Nurture Growth Biofertilizer wins the "Ontario Sustainable Energy Association for Best in Class Carbon Capture and Storage Category for Green Energy Door Open 2021"

Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate

The Bee Corp's expands Verifli's use in Blueberry Pollination Pilot

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

Ideas into Action Workshop, Defining and Validating Your Business Model | December 9
They will be welcoming Tim Keller, executive director of the Davis-based life science and engineering incubator Inventopia and top prize winner of the 2008 Big Bang! Business Competition, as they discuss how to create a viable business model.

EPIC Symposium | December 14-15
Join the virtual Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium to learn how California is leading the decarbonized energy transformation. The need for rapid, deeper decarbonization and enhanced reliability is clear  California is already experiencing the impacts of a changed climate.

Techstars Startup Weekend  | January 28-30 
Join Monterey Bay for a hands-on educational program where everyone, from aspiring entrepreneurs to the merely curious, can learn the necessary steps to starting a successful business. This is the tenth year that we will be bringing Techstars Startup Weekend to the Monterey Bay region.

Classifieds - New

Check out CalAgJobs for 
job postings!

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Watch AgTech Day on YouTube

Amy Wu's "From Farms to Incubators" Event 

Hubs - New

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

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AgTech Day featured in the Collegian Helle Petersen, Assistant Director of the WET Center featured in Fresno State's Campus News release

Members in the News - New

Catch GroGuru at the Irrigation Association Show, Dec 8th & 9th, 2021 in San Diego, CA.

Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M.

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