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What is the DOE Studio?

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As we head towards 2025, the clean energy market is on track to hit $1.5 trillion, opening up a world of opportunity for the bold and innovative, and we’re handing you the key.

Welcome to the Massachusetts Climatetech Studio – the ultimate launchpad for entrepreneurs eager to redefine the climatetech landscape. Here, revolutionary technologies meet ambition, providing an unparalleled opportunity to lead in sustainable innovation, bolstered by extensive resources and the guidance of world-class experts from MassCEC and FedTech. 

Program participants will receive a $15,000 stipend.

Teams will have the opportunity to access $100k in prize funding at the end of the program. 

The deadline to apply is June 24, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST

About The Massachusetts Climatetech Studio

FedTech has joined forces with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to establish the Massachusetts Climatetech Studio.

Our goal? To support MassCEC in accelerating clean energy in Massachusetts through matching Intellectual Property (IP) from Universities and Labs with entrepreneurial teams across the state.

Kicking off with Bootcamp on July 20, selected applicants will have a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting 16-week cohort. With access to unparalleled resources and expert guidance from FedTech, entrepreneurial teams will be challenged to craft and refine a viable go-to-market strategy for groundbreaking technologies sourced from university or federal labs. 

Each participant will receive a $15,000 stipend and have the chance to win further prize money and grant funding. There is no cost to participate, no equity taken, and the program is designed to be flexible for those working full-time.

Program Timeline

Phase I

July 22nd - September 13th

In Phase 1, startup teams focus on developing an understanding of their assigned technology, it's potential uses, and engaging in intensive customer discovery to determine a need from a potential customer. The Phase culminates in an internal pitch event where teams showcase their findings and outline their current business concept.

Phase II

September 23rd - November 15th

In Phase II, startup teams focus down on further developing their business concept by doing work on commercialization and licensing, market strategy, and their roadmap for future growth. The startups will pitch their business concepts at an external showcase similar to a demo day.

Program workshops are virtual and occur on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30pm EST.

*Entrepreneurs accepted into the Massachusetts Climatetech Studio would attend both Phase I & Phase II of the program.

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