Cleantech Open’s unique network and ecosystem of innovation searches for and funds the world’s most promising cleantech startup ventures. Since 2005, program alumni have raised more than $1.2 billion and created over 3,000 new cleantech sector jobs, collectively. In 2019, ecoSPEARS won the Southeast Regional pitch for Cleantech Open and continued on to the program’s final pitch competition round as 1 of 50 finalist cohort companies.
Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator seeks to move the world further and faster into a sustainable future. With over 100 years of engineering expertise and offices on 6 continents, Black & Veatch launched IgniteX to seek partners committed to growth and an accelerated transition towards scalable, sustainable success. ecoSPEARS was accepted into the inaugural IgniteX cohort in 2019.
Imagine H2O is a water-focused non-profit organization offering innovative startups and entrepreneurs a global network of mentors, investors, and industry partners to scale transformative solutions for worldwide water challenges. Since 2009, Imagine H2O has helped over 1,500 entrepreneurs and 100 companies from around the world raise more than $500 million to bring innovative water solutions to the market.
Katapult Ocean is the largest ocean impact accelerator in the world. Katapult invests in and supports startups that have a positive impact on our ocean. Katapult invests in traditional, transitional, and deep impact cases within transportation, energy, harvesting, ocean health, and new frontiers.
The Port of San Diego’s Blue Economy Incubator is an Aquaculture and Blue Tech program assisting innovators with sustainable creations foster positive impact through scaling their ventures in or along San Diego Bay. In June 2019, ecoSPEARS was accepted as a one-of-one cohort company into the program and received unanimous approval from San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners for a $200,000 pilot deployment of our namesake SPEARS technology to permanently remove and destroy legacy toxins from impacted sediments within San Diego Bay.