United States

Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Though venture capital and private equity investment in cleantech have increased in recent years for late-stage companies, private sources of funding for early-stage companies remain difficult to come by. To bridge this funding gap, cleantech startups should consider public sources of investment. Public non-dilutive capital at the state level represents a growing source of funding for entrepreneurs. This webinar will explore existing grant programs at the federal and state levels, as well as other public sources such as universities.


  • - Tibor Toth, Managing Director of Investments, MassCEC
  • - Catarina Madeira, Director of Cleantech Navigate Northeast, NECEC
  • - Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Director of the Energy Investor Center (EIC), U.S. Department of Energy
  • - Nicholas Querques, Program Manager, Technology to Market, NYSERDA
  • - Dr. Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Attendees will learn about:

  • - Process and criteria for existing federal grants
  • - Public funds available in Massachusetts and New York
  • - What non-dilutive capital can mean to an early-stage company
  • - University investment


NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series aims to provide the cleantech innovation community with practical strategies to help strengthen the capacity of early-stage entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and incubators. The series will provide entrepreneurs with increased knowledge about investment models, sources and strategies, and the roles and expectations of large corporations and organizations. challenges in corporate partnerships, and how to successfully bring products to market.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to gain insight and strategies for connecting with corporations and organizations, and get to improve and adjust their pitch.
  • Incubators managers looking to develop strategies to effectively engage with investors and corporations, and increase their capacity to support their companies.
  • Investors and corporates looking to learn about emerging technologies, early-stage companies and products across the Northeast.


Cleantech Navigate Northeast is sponsored by: