apply to the program

Entrepreneurs are selected twice a year to join a Chevron Studio cohort. During the program there are three phases. In the Discovery Phase, entrepreneurs write business commercialization and scale-up plans around the technologies they chose from the curated list of intellectual property (IP). If selected to continue in the program, entrepreneurs form a company and receive funding in the Scale-Up Phase, with the possibility for further funding in the final Field Trial Phase.

why apply

Chevron Studio provides entrepreneurs with the unique opportunity to quickly build a company around IP developed at national labs and universities. This includes the opportunity to:

  • Work with leading U.S. scientists and technologists
  • Hone entrepreneurial skills through evaluating and de-risking cutting-edge technologies
  • Develop business acumen
  • Demonstrate your ability to scale up and commercialize technologies
  • Develop a wide network of technical and commercial subject matter experts within the innovation ecosystem

applications for the next cohort open in august 2024