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. Apply by January 27. More information here.
The Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness $30K Innovation Prize seeks to support student founders and teams in food and agriculture with $30K in funding and dedicated industry mentorship. Deadline January 31 – 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.
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 June 9-10, 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.
BBB Serving E. MA, ME, RI & VT is proud to launch Main St. Matters, a program that will offer emergency grants (does not need to be paid back) in the form of a $1,000 grant award for small businesses (1-20 employees) who have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses must be located in Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Randolph, or Stoughton, MA. More information here.