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Entrepreneurs & Researchers: C2M is now accepting climate tech applications — low-carbon energy, green chemistry, food, and water technologies covering both mitigation and adaptation — for its 2022 cohort. For those technologies selected, interdisciplinary, hand-picked teams of UC Berkeley grad students will help identify the most viable initial markets, prospective customers and partners, funding sources, and related strategies. Easy online form.

Applications due by Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 by 6 pm PST

Please note: Google Form-based application may be require logging in to a Google account, as this enables spam/phishing prevention, application editing, email response, file uploading, and other associated functions.

“The C2M program is an incredibly well-run program that successfully aligns the interests of students and startups, gives students great frameworks to approach commercialization, and delivers valuable insights to the startups very effectively. There was great momentum from the start of the semester that kept everyone engaged until the end of the program. We worked with a team that had a wide range of backgrounds and prior experiences, with rich perspectives that culminated in a nuanced analysis of the startup, the technology, and the commercial landscape. They engaged their broad networks and beyond to secure customer interviews and extended introductions whenever it would be of benefit. I was particularly impressed with how well the team divided the work, communicated, and effectively used every minute of our meetings. They were a delight to work with, always being prepared and asking insightful and informed questions. The students went deep and broad in their analysis. At the end of the semester, we received a very well-researched report containing an analysis of the technology, the commercial landscape, IP position, maturity, market, and recommendations for a commercialization pathway. The insights are sound, well-supported, and well articulated. Our startup is technically-heavy and we wouldn’t have the resources to do this quality of work in such a short amount of time. We are going to leverage the information in this report for fundraising and grant writing efforts. Absolutely amazing work and I would recommend the program to other early-stage cleantech startups in a heartbeat!”

— Karin Calvinho, 2021 Cohort, Co-founder and CTO, Renew CO2

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“Participating in he C2M program at Berkeley-Haas was a fantastic experience for our company. We were very pleased with the quality of the research, the depth of their analyses and the personal interactions with the supremely talented team of students interested in helping us scale. In addition, we were fortunate to be part of the program while we participated in Techstars. This allowed us to test hypothesis faster and socialize go-to market strategies with our Techstars’ mentors and customers. Overall, we highly recommend the experience to other companies in Cleantech.”

— Carlos Gaitan, 2021 Cohort, Co-founder and CEO, Benchmarks Lab