National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition
Learn more about the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition structure, past finalists, and past runner-up teams:
- Guidelines for the Competition
- Regional Competitions
- National Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is designed to build regional networks of student-focused business creation contests across the country. Launched in 2011, the NCEBPC is part of the Obama Administration's Startup America Initiative, the White House campaign to inspire and promote entrepreneurship. Six regional organizations were funded under the competition to hold clean energy business plan competitions. In addition to the regional competitions, each June at the National Competition Event, the six finalists from the regional business plan competitions will pitch their business plans to a panel of expert judges– competing for the National Grand Prize.
The Competition is now in its second year. Competitions at the regional level have taken place between April and May, with the National Competition scheduled for June 11-12, 2013.
April 4, 2013 Chicago, IL
April 8-9 2013 Raleigh, NC
April 11-13 2013 Houston, TX
May 7, 2013 Pasadena, CA