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This year the Valley Ventures program will be opening up its seventh cohort for up to seven energy and ag-tech startups to participate. The Valley Ventures program has a strong track record of success with its 70 alumni ventures collectively raising more than $200M in investor capital and representing more than $40M in annual sales.


This year we are looking to add a new cohort of ventures that can carry on this legacy.

Valley Ventures is a three-month program that will start in September 2022 with a strong emphasis on sales growth, investor fundraising, industry networking, and overall business development.  The program consists of intimate fireside chats with 15+ keynote speakers that include thought leaders on clean/ag tech, representatives from large industry companies looking to innovate through technology implementations, and forward-thinking early-stage investors.


In addition, founders will receive one-on-one advisory services with their own selection of our program’s highly experienced advisors. Participating founders will meet with their selected advisors every two weeks throughout the program to gain the insights needed to address the specific challenges of growing their business.  You can see a sample list of a select number of these advisors here (The full list is shared upon acceptance into the program).

Valley Ventures invites all startups in this space to apply for this opportunity. The program is looking for founders bringing innovative technology to market that are ready to grow sales and become deeply connected within the central valley of California.*

Important Deadlines to Know:

- Applications open on July 14, 2022

- Applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2022

- Last day to apply is August 31, 2022

- Program begins on September 19, 2022

- Program ends on December 16, 2022 

*There is no charge to apply to VV7. Selected ventures do not receive funding. The Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center does not take equity, however, we ask for an upfront fee. This fee varies based on location: $1500 to in-state companies, and $2500 to out-of-state companies.  Scholarships are also available. To learn more, or if you have additional questions, please contact Benjamin Francis at

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