76West 2016 Competition

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76West - Growing the clean energy marketplace in New York’s Southern Tier Region

Come for the competition. Stay for the transformation.

76West is an unparalleled competition focused on growing entrepreneurs in the region and attracting resources from the U.S. and around the world to build clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier Region. NYSERDA sponsors the competition, which offers $10 million in prize money, including a $1 million top prize.

76West is designed to further develop the regional community of clean energy technology innovators, industry experts, educators, and investors, as well as help startups get early users for their technologies.

Winning clean energy startups that are located outside of New York State must relocate to the Southern Tier Region. Winners from other parts of New York State will not be required to relocate to the Southern Tier if they can demonstrate how their company will have a positive economic impact on the Southern Tier Region. See the competition details for more information.


76West Clean energy Competition - Think of it as an 8,605 square mile incubator for your startup.