CONGRATS, ACCELERATOR CHALLENGE WINNERS!
The Solar Prize administrators are thrilled to announce the winning Connectors in the first-ever ACCELerator Challenge!
1st place: Intellectual Assets with 315 points
Intellectual Assets helps companies grow early stage technologies by establishing high value R&D relationships. This Connector is supporting Solar Prize teams in the following areas: business development; funding and investment; mentorship and coaching; and testing and validation.
2nd place: Clean Energy Business Network with 255 points
The Clean Energy Business Network is the small business voice of the clean energy economy, working to enhance opportunities for clean energy providers through policy support, market and technology information, and business development. This Connector is supporting Solar Prize teams in the following areas: business development; funding and investment; and mentorship and coaching.
3rd place: Larta Institute with 203 points
Larta’s award-winning system of programs, products, and services, blended with our vast network of resources and experts, speed the path from scientific innovation to business viability and commercialization. This Connector is supporting Solar Prize teams in the following areas: business development; digital and design; fabrication and prototyping; funding and investment; manufacturing and assembly; and mentorship and coaching.
These organizations are being recognized for their tireless Solar Prize Round 4 recruitment efforts and team support. Each earned a cash prize in addition to various promotion and recognition benefits. Congratulations!