Innovating Together with Cleantech Open Northeast

Learn how I-Corps and the Cleantech Open Accelerator can help find, fund and foster the most promising cleantech startups on the planet!
Mar 14, 2023, 3:00 pm4:00 pm


Event Description

For researchers exploring commercialization pathways and funding for their research or innovations, students and post-docs interested in learning more about innovation and entrepreneurship, and community startups looking to connect with our community, join us for the next special event in the Innovating Together Series hosted by the Northeast I-Corps Hub!

Learn how NSF I-Corps and the Cleantech Open Accelerator Program can help you bring your research/technology closer to solving real-world problems, building proof of concept prototypes, and creating high tech-startups! Whether you're far along in your commercialization journey or just starting out and wanting to learn more about innovation, all are welcome!

We will hear from the Cleantech Open Northeast panel:

  • Beth Zonis, Senior Director and Carly Joos, Partnerships Manager of Cleantech Open Northeast, will discuss the overall mission of Cleantech Open at the regional and national levels supporting cleantech startups across the planet, and the benefits of participating in their 2023 CTO Accelerator
  • Olivia LaRoche, Program Manager of the Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator will discuss program details, eligibility. This 5-month program trains select cleantech start-ups to understand their business's environmental impact and how to better articulate their value proposition in the market.
  • Alums of the Cleantech Open Accelerator program will share their perspective from participating in both the Cleantech OPEN Accelerator and the I-Corps program.

Applications for the 2023 Cleantech Open Accelerator program are open now through April 16, 2023.

Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful cleantech businesses. Through our annual accelerator, we provide between 100-150 companies in the U.S. with a rich program of customer discovery, extensive mentoring, training, investor meetings, startup-corporate matching, and showcasing at both the regional and national levels. Since 2005, more than 70% of our reporting U.S. alumni companies are still operating and have collectively raised over $2B in external funding.