Dive into Houston’s Climatetech Ecosystem with Transition On Tap, Tech Rodeo, and More!

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Dear Friends of Greentown Houston,

We hope your February has been going well and you’ve taken the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month! Here at Greentown, we have been honoring the Black Americans who have paved the way on climate, from bringing environmental justice to national attention to making breakthroughs in climate science; learn more about some Black leaders working to address environmental issues here

Next week, we are excited to host Climate and Community, a Black History Month fireside chat and networking event that’s part of The Ion’s Blackstreet 2023 events series. This event will explore the disproportionate impact of climate change on marginalized communities, especially communities of color, and potential solutions to address these inequities. It’ll take place at Greentown Houston on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. CT; you can register here!

We’re also looking forward to once again being a part of an annual Houston tradition: Houston Tech Rodeo! This conference, organized by Houston Exponential, is a four-day showcase of the Houston startup community and all the innovation happening in the city, and we’ll be hosting a variety of panels on energy tech followed by a tequila tasting happy hour on Feb. 28. Learn more about what we have lined up and register here.

Besides these exciting February events, we’re also looking forward to the programs we have lined up for this year. The Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative has opened Year 3 applications, due March 31; this six-month accelerator is designed to support startups with scalable solutions that capture carbon and/or incorporate captured carbon as a major input for valorization. Applications are also open for Go Energize 2023, our newest Greentown Go program, and are due April 4! For this program, we’re looking for startups with innovative solutions that can help offshore wind projects develop responsibly and operate efficiently. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to get support, connections, and resources to help you scale your climatetech solution!

Looking to learn more about and engage with Greentown and our startups? Join us for Transition On Tap—our monthly networking event that convenes Houston’s energy transition ecosystem—on March 6 and April 27! We hope to see you there. 

The Greentown Houston Team

Meet Our Newest Member

Top Grain Technologies is commercializing a heat-treatment solution that increases the resilience of nickel-based superalloys in high-temperature applications.

Do you run or know of a startup that’s interested in joining our community? Learn about what Greentown membership includes here and get in touch!

Member Milestones

  • CeraPhi Energy was recognized as a Startup of the Year at Barclays Entrepreneur Awards and also entered a partnership with Ignis and GEOLOG to support the commercialization of its geothermal technology.
  • IncentiFind was announced as a participant in Moderne Ventures’ Moderne Passport accelerator. 
  • Kara Branch, CEO of Black Girls Do Engineer, released her first book, “What is S.T.E.M.?”
  • Syzygy Plasmonics signed an agreement with nonprofit research institute RTI to demonstrate a technology that can convert GHGs into low-carbon-intensity fuels.
  • Terrapin Geothermics is working with Gonezu Energy in the Northwest Territories, Canada to provide local Indigenous governments with insight into potential geothermal resources.

Ecosystem News and Opportunities

March 6: 5th Annual Energy Workforce of the Future Summit and Cleantech Leaders Roundtable
Greentown member ALLY Energy’s 5th Annual Energy Workforce of the Future Summit will unveil their Energy Workforce Outlook study on workforce transition and feature various panels on how to move the energy transition forward. The Cleantech Leaders Roundtable will highlight cleantech startups and high-growth companies. We are thrilled to be a Supporting Sponsor for this event and to have our Interim CEO + CFO Kevin Taylor speak!

March 7: CERAWeek Energy Venture Day at Rice University
Join the Rice Alliance for this dynamic annual pitch competition, featuring almost 40 energy-focused startups including Greentown members Acoustic Wells, Applied Bioplastics, Parasanti, REVOLUTION Turbine Technologies, and Veloce Energy. Greentown will also be announcing the winner of our inaugural TEX-E Prize!

March 10: Signup deadline for the Repsol Foundation Entrepreneurs Fund
Startups selected for the Repsol Foundation’s Entrepreneurs Fund will receive financial support of up to €100,000 and possibly an opportunity to pilot test with Repsol. 

April 19-22: EarthX’s E-Capital Summit
Join EarthX at its annual summit to network with investment, business, and policy leaders, and possibly even pitch your early-stage climate technology! 

June 5-7: Circularity 23
Circularity 23 convenes professionals working to build a circular economy for actionable discussions, networking opportunities, and more. Greentown is excited to be an Accelerate Partner for this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Join the Greentown Team

Greentown is growing! We are hiring an Events Manager at our Houston incubator. Be sure to take a look at this exciting opportunity to help bring the Houston climatetech ecosystem together!

Thank You to Our Founding + Grand Opening Partners 🌎






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