GOT A ‘GREEN’ IDEA?
Do you have an idea related to Clean Energy and a dream of starting your own business? We can help!
The State Energy Sector Partnership
(SESP) will help a limited number of
budding entrepreneurs to learn the
business skills necessary to launch
a clean energy-related business
(including how to find financing).
The State Energy Sector Partnership is offering tuition scholarships to entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the renewable energy or energy efficiency fields. To be eligible, candidates must be unemployed (not receiving a wage from any source). Depending on the type of training needed, scholarships can be granted to attend training on how to start a business from the Small Business Development Centers or at a business incubator. Scholarships cover tuition and training materials only and are paid directly to the training provider. Training includes topics such as writing a business plan, marketing strategies, legal issues, and access to capital (to name a few).
Examples of Clean Energy businesses:
• Weatherization, HVAC, and insulation
• Biofuels manufacturing, distribution,
sales, or usage
• “Green” design, construction, or
• Wind energy manufacturing, sales, and
• Energy efficient lighting
• Sustainability practices and consulting
• Solar manufacturing, sales, or
• Or other ideas
Colorado State Energy Sector Partnership
Carol Craig, Project Coordinator
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