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Clean energy Startups

Clean energy startups

Demonstration Cohorts

The Grid Catalyst accelerator program focuses on demonstration and commercialization opportunities for late-stage startups. Demonstration cohorts are matched with established organizations that can be partners for real-world demonstration of energy solutions.

Grid Catalyst will announce its 2022 demonstration cohort by March 2022. 

Additional cohort opportunities will be announced later in the year. We will be looking for startups that can be part of our mission and meet the following criteria:

  • Address climate change with decarbonizing solutions 
  • Advance Minnesota’s position as a clean energy leader
  • Deliver northern climate solutions
  • Demonstrate a product or service during cohort timeline 
  • Preference given to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and women-owned ventures

For more information, reach out to our team.

Creating an innovation Hub

In 2022,Grid Catalyst will be launching our Innovation Hub to connect and support earlier stage ventures who haven’t reached the demonstration stage required for our cohort. The Hub platform will provide resources and connections to support entrepreneurs, establish new businesses, develop market transforming technologies, attract new investors to the region, create trade opportunities, and diversify and bolster our clean energy workforce. 

Programming and events will be announced later in 2022. If you are an innovator or entrepreneur looking to connect, reach out to our team for more information at

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