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Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund

The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by investment staff at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) and technical staff at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The fund invests $100,000-$500,000 in seed and Series A rounds of funding for direct commercialization efforts. The fund also co-invests with other funds in situations where the funding can leverage additional resources for the startup.

We are looking for companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Have a product prototype
  • Can demonstrate product-market fit
  • Have a thoughtful commercialization plan
  • And can demonstrate a quantifiable reduction in nitrogen, phosphorous and/or sediment in the Chesapeake Bay as a result of their solution

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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  • Identify/apply for funding & grants

    The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The fund invests $100,000-$500,000 in seed and Series A rounds of funding for direct commercialization efforts. The fund also co-invests with other funds in situations where the funding can leverage additional resources for the startup.

    If you are an early-stage team working on a technology in the green/environmental/sustainability space, please reach out. If the CBSCF is not a fit at this time, we can connect you to programs and resources that can assist you in the stage you are currently in.

Contact Information

4467 Technology Drive, College Park, MD 20742