The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council and the UT Spark Innovation Center have partnered with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to provide Tennessee cleantech startups with additional sources of debt capital to support their growth.

LACI’s Cleantech Debt Fund is a first-of-its-kind green loan program to grow early-stage cleantech startups to accelerate equitable climate action.

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All founders who have a relationship (past or current) with TAEBC or Spark are eligible for the debt fund. If you’re interested in applying or know a founder who you think would be a good fit for the cleantech debt fund, fill out this brief questionnaire or email us at, and a program lead will reach out to you.

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