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The Clean Energy Trust Challenge


The Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator for clean energy innovation. Run by Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust, the Challenge has led to the development and growth of 80+ businesses throughout the Midwest. Since the inaugural 2010 CET Challenge, startups have received a combined $3.7 million in funding from Clean Energy Trust, gone on to raise over $96 million in additional funding and have created over 300 jobs. In 2016, Clean Energy Trust made $1 million in total investments through the Clean Energy Trust Challenge, ten times the amount given out in 2010.