Applications are now open for startups to join the first Carbon to Value (C2V) accelerator cohort, which will run from May through November 2021. Startups selected to participate in the program will have the opportunity to engage with the Carbontech Leadership Council, an invitation-only group of executive leaders across diverse industry sectors driving the future of carbontech. Deadline extended to February 10. More information here.

Greentown Labs’ The KAITEKI Challenge aims to provide solutions for addressing alternative proteins, waste plastic recycling, and preventing food loss and waste. This six-month program will foster collaboration between MCHC and startups innovating in proteins, plastics, and packaging, with the goal of accelerating much-needed climatetech solutions. Deadline to apply is February 10. More information here.

The Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen) is accepting applications for the fourth round of the program. MassNextGen is a five year, more than $2 million commitment to ensure greater gender parity in the next generation of life science entrepreneurs. Applications will be accepted through February 12. More information here.

Applications are open for the Cybersecurity Mentorship Program hosted by the MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative. The program pairs diverse college students from across the Commonwealth with mentors from the state’s cybersecurity sector. Learn more and apply by February 17.

Cultivate Small Business was created to help early-stage entrepreneurs (focused on women, people of color, and immigrants) build food businesses. It’s like a mini MBA for food businesses and it’s completely FREE. This year it’s virtual and open to anyone in Massachusetts. The 16 week program runs April – June, 2021 – applications are due March 1. More information here.

The Techstars Sustainability Challenge is an equity-free challenge that brings together founders with industry leaders in sustainability. Top Supply Chain solutions in the areas of Data & Automation and Materials & End-of-life Impact will have access to potential commercial opportunities with our corporate partners. We are looking for proven technologies that are able to be pilotable in 2021. Applications close March 1, 2021. More information here.

Technovation Girls, a flagship program of non-profit Technovation, is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation Girls challenges 10 to 18 year old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2009, over 15,000 girls have participated from over 100 countries. Applications are open through March 12. More information here.

The IncubateMass Program provides funding to Massachusetts incubators with the goal of growing the clean energy innovation ecosystem and commercializing cleantech startups through incubator membership. Grants are up to $175,000 per year and award payments are typically tied to incubator management deliverables and startup member milestones. Applications are open through March 12. More information here.

The Business Show on November 24-25, 2021 has evolved from the combination of two of Prysm’s very successful business events ‘The Great British Business Show’ and ‘Business Startup’. This unmissable event places thousands of online sellers, suppliers, and buyers from across the globe all under one roof, ensuring that attendees leave full of inspiration and ready to take the industry by storm! With all of the following provided, success and profit for your business is guaranteed. More information here.

Eligible Massachusetts businesses of any size may apply for training grants through the Workforce Training Fund’s Express Program. The Express Program offers cash grants to businesses to cover up to 50% of the cost of training employees, up to $3,000 per employee per course. Additional limitations apply. More information here.