Accelerator Funding

MassCEC provides funding support to Accelerators, offering up to $120,000 in grant funding to programs that work with Massachusetts-based clean energy startups. Successful applicants should be filling a gap in the market and be part of an impactful and balanced mix of accelerators across the state. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Total grants range from $30,000 to $120,000. Individual startup scholarships are capped at $5,000 per scholarship with a total cap of $40,000 for scholarships.

Who's Eligible?

To participate in the program, accelerator programs must be based in Massachusetts or have a large percentage of Massachusetts-based startups in their cohort. Applicants must have startups that satisfy the definition of “clean energy”. 

How Do I Apply?

MassCEC accepts applications from accelerators on a rolling basis. Interested parties must submit the following documents to innovationecosystem@masscec.com with the subject line “Accelerator Application – [Accelerator Name]”:

  •  Accelerator Funding Application Form 
    • Attachment A: Application Form with Supporting Documentation
      •  Resumes of key team members
      • List of clean energy innovation companies
      • Startup testimonials
    • Attachment B: Authorized Applicant’s Signature and Acceptance Form

It is strongly preferred that the application is sent as a single, searchable PDF file. Applicants should answer the questions as clearly and succinctly as possible.

Program Background

MassCEC views accelerators as strategic partners that offer complimentary niche benefits to grow and support the cleantech innovation ecosystem. 

Through this program, MassCEC seeks to:

  •  Expand the pipeline of early-stage cleantech innovation.
  • Create sustainable, high-quality green jobs in the Commonwealth. 
  • Support clean technologies, projects, and companies through all stages of growth, building a deeper and stronger pool of companies for external venture capital investors.
  • Fill funding gaps in areas that are not currently well-served by the market

For questions please email innovationecosystem@masscec.com