Boxpower, a Northern California startup with ties to the WET Center at Fresno State, has delivered two of its solar generator systems to earthquake-ravaged parts of Puerto Rico. Image via BoxPower

published on June 17, 2021 - 2:36 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Fresno State’s Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Valley Ventures accelerator program is now accepting applications for its sixth cohort (VV6) in fall 2021.

Valley Ventures is an incubator program that provides business support services at Fresno State with a main goal to help promote the growth of participating business ventures that involve technology centered on energy and water efficiency.

The accelerator program provides water, clean energy and agricultural technology ventures opportunities to advance commercialization and business development in California and beyond.

Valley Ventures and investors involved with the program usually worked with companies that have just launched and are developing a project. These seed companies are usually funded at just under $1 million.

Series A companies with a more developed track record and revenue typically range from $1 million to $3 million in funding.

Once the selected ventures complete the accelerator program, companies will then transition into the next phase of the program — the 10-month Valley Ventures advisory services program.

The advisory services program works with ventures to develop milestones related to growth and fundraising, and pairs them with entrepreneurs and industry professionals who have either successfully grown their own startup or possess significant industry insight.

Applications will be accepted through July 18.

To apply for the Valley Ventures sixth cohort, visit https://www.valleyventures.org/apply .


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