C2M first selects a cohort of innovations that have strong potential for climate tech commercialization. C2M then hand selects commercialization teams comprising top UC Berkeley graduate students from over 20 programs, including business, engineering, science, law, policy, and the Energy and Resources Group. C2M supports the teams with professionals who bring deep subject matter expertise (e.g., renewable energy, clean water, green chemistry, early-stage venture development). These professionals guide the students as speakers, mentors and key contacts (each team interviews approximately 40 relevant industry contacts). Brian Steel, Bev Alexander, and Bill Shelander lead the C2M process, contributing a combined 100+ years of experience in climate tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.