Opportunities to Engage with Greentown Startups, Open Applications, + More!

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Dear Friends of Greentown Labs,

Two tenets of our mission here at Greentown are convening ecosystems around climatetech entrepreneurship and connecting our founders with folks who can help their startups succeed. This past month has been filled with events and special visits in service of these aims!

We were honored to host Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk and other guests from the U.S. Department of Energy at Greentown Boston for a tour and roundtable discussion with our members Phoenix Tailings, Sublime Systems, Verne, and Zephyr, all of which are ARPA-E award recipients. The climatetech ecosystem also convened in Boston this month for our quarterly Sector Pitch Day, which focused on electricity and energy innovations and brought together our startups, corporate partners, and investor network to discuss pathways to decarbonizing the sector.

In Houston, we enthusiastically partnered with The Ion on a Black History Month fireside chat and networking event. The evening explored the disproportionate impact of climate change on marginalized communities, especially communities of color, and groundbreaking solutions to address these inequities. 

Read on for our members’ latest achievements, Greentown Go application deadlines, upcoming events where you can engage with startups, and more—and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to get involved with or support our community. Thank you for your commitment to climate action!

The Greentown Labs Team

Member Milestones

What does climate action look like? Climatetech startups receiving funding, winning awards, deploying their tech around the world, and more! Read a roundup of our members’ recent milestones here and check out some highlights below:

  • Peak Power secured $200M to deploy and finance energy storage projects using its energy optimization software for commercial and industrial facilities.
  • SWTCH Energy partnered with AutoGrid to integrate 250 EV chargers in multi-tenant properties into an active-demand-response program with a Canadian utility.
  • CeraPhi Energy entered a partnership with Ignis and GEOLOG to support the commercialization of its geothermal technology.
  • Terrapin Geothermics is working with Gonezu Energy in the Northwest Territories, Canada to provide local Indigenous governments with insight into potential geothermal resources.
  • Future launched a new feature: when customers reduce their emissions by buying an EV, switching to an induction stove, installing solar, and more, they will receive FutureCoins, which let them track each metric ton of carbon they save and either sell or retire them.
  • Nth Cycle announced that it would offer a premium mixed hydroxide precipitate nickel intermediary product for nickel sulfate producers, shoring up a risk in the EV battery supply chain.

Open Applications

Do you know of or run a climatetech startup focused on carbontech or responsible offshore wind project development? Check out these programs that are accepting applications!

  • The Carbon to Value Initiative—a unique partnership among the Urban Future Lab at New York University Tandon, Greentown Labs, and Fraunhofer USA, and supported by NYSERDA—combines a best-in-class partnership accelerator program with exclusive access to industry leaders shaping the carbontech marketplace of tomorrow. Learn more and apply by March 31.
  • Go Energize 2023, a Greentown Go program with Vineyard Wind and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, seeks to decarbonize the energy sector through the responsible development of the domestic offshore wind industry. Check out the RFP and apply by April 4.


  • Earlier this week, we were excited to announce the inaugural ACCEL cohort! Learn about the six incredible, BIPOC-led startups that will participate in this accelerator from Greentown and Browning the Green Space.
  • Greentown’s 2022 Impact Report is now published! Check it out for highlights of our startups and team’s climate work.

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

Feb. 28: Houston Tech Rodeo [Greentown Houston]
Join us as part of Houston Tech Rodeo, a conference showcasing the best and brightest of the Houston startup community by bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and creative minds to talk about the biggest tech innovations. Stick around after the event for a happy hour and tequila tasting sponsored by Blue People!

March 2: Climatetech Intern Fair [Greentown Boston]
Calling all students and soon-to-be graduates! Please join us for our annual Intern Fair, which focuses on connecting rockstar interns directly with Greentown’s network of cutting-edge climatetech startups looking for bright and eager talent.

March 6: Transition On Tap [Greentown Houston]
Join us on March 6 for our Transition On Tap, sponsored by the Danish Delegation! Transition On Tap is Greentown’s monthly networking event devoted to fostering conversations and connections among the climate and energy transition ecosystem, in Houston and beyond.

March 8: HETI Energy Ventures Pitch Competition [Houston Ecosystem Event]
This pitch competition brings together key members of the energy industry, investors, and startups to showcase the critical innovations and emerging technologies that create value from the world’s transition to low-carbon energy systems. Greentown will also be announcing the winner of our inaugural TEX-E Prize!

March 30: EnergyBar: Go Make 2022 Final Showcase [Greentown Boston]
Our March EnergyBar is dedicated to celebrating the culmination of Greentown Go Make 2022, a startup-corporate partnerships accelerator with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Join us for an evening of networking and hear pitches from the five innovative startups that are accelerating the commercialization of technologies to revolutionize supply chains.

April 27: Transition On Tap [Greentown Houston]
Please join us for the April iteration of our monthly Transition On Tap networking event!

May 11: EnergyBar: Go Move 2022 Final Showcase [Greentown Boston]
This EnergyBar is focused on celebrating the culmination of Go Move 2022, a Greentown Go startup-corporate partnerships accelerator program focused on decarbonizing automotive manufacturing and reducing vehicles’ life-cycle impact, in partnership with BASF and Magna.

Greentown is Hiring!

As Greentown continues to welcome more members and partners and launch new programs, we’re growing our team to support our efforts. Take a look at our open roles and apply if you’re interested! Please share with your network if you know anyone who could be a fit.

  • Accounting Manager (Boston, MA)
  • Events Manager (Houston, TX)

Celebrating Black Climate Champions

Happy Black History Month! We’re celebrating by honoring Black leaders, historical figures, and organizations that have taken bold climate action. Here are some we’d like to shout out:

  • Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, believed that planting trees could pave the way for a just, sustainable future. Learn about the Wangari Maathai Foundation.
  • Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and electrical pioneer who helped commercialize the incandescent light bulb. Learn more about him via the Lewis Latimer House Museum.
  • Angelou Ezelio, founder of the Greening Youth Foundation, is cultivating a generation of young people to be stewards of the environment by connecting them to careers in land and natural resource conservation. Read about her here.
  • John Francis is a longtime environmental pioneer who championed environmental responsibility through his history-making pilgrimages across the world—exclusively on foot. Learn about the “Planetwalk” movement he’s sparked.
  • Warren Washington is an atmospheric scientist and former chair of the National Science Board who has pioneered computer modeling and climate research in his field. Learn more about his work.

Thank You to Our Partners 🌍






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