Grants and Funding

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SXSW Eco Austin: Cleantech Startup Pitch Competition. Apply Now!

The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase presented by Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator and Austin Energy is a one-day venture capital pitch competition exhibiting the best of cleantech startups from around the world. We are accepting applications for the Showcase through July 13. Turn the spotlight on your clean technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Showcase at the SXSW Eco in Austin promises […]

June 26th

Green Machine: Saint-Gobain's NOVA Innovation Competition Taps American Startups in Green Construction

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council – Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) to co-present the company’s NOVA Innovation Competition. The startup competition rewards startup greentech and cleantech businesses around the world offering innovations in sustainable products, advanced materials, high-efficiency building solutions, clean technology and renewable energy sources with cash prizes and access to partnership opportunities with Saint-Gobain.

Build up your Start-up Potential: Compete in the Leading Startup Innovation Competition, Deadline June 30th- Apply here

June 19th

Getting Grant Support For Your Sustainable Business

There are many benefits of operating a sustainable business, one of which is the ability to receive outside contributions and grants. While a sustainable business – as with any commercial operation – is naturally committed to supporting itself through profit raised from its products and services, it also often shares ideologies more suitable of a non-profit or an NGO.

A sustainable enterprise has a cause distinct from revenue and supports an ideal in addition to the product behind which it stands. Such values often gain favor among government agencies, advocacy organizations, and environmental groups – entities all of which are willing to give out grants to companies that support their cause.

April 13th

Eileen Fisher's Business Grant Program Seeks Applications From Women Entrepreneurs

The EILEEN FISHER Women’s Business Grant program seeks applicants from women-owned businesses that combine the key principles of social consciousness, sustainability, and innovation.

This year, Eileen Fisher Inc. will award up to 5 grants of $12,500 each. On-line applications will be posted on March 1st, 2012 on the Eileen Fisher, Inc. web site. The deadline is May 15th 2012 at 11:59 EST. To apply for this grant, your business must be: innovative, 100% women owned and produce products that foster environmental and economic health in the community.

March 25th