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NECEC NYC Innovation Events Draw Hundreds of Startups

Coinciding with New York Energy Week, NECEC and our regional partners hosted a series of events in New York City from June 18 to 19, aimed at supporting cleantech start-ups and the broader cleantech entrepreneurship community. The week kicked off with the Cleantech Open East Coast Academy, a two-day cleantech entrepreneurship bootcamp that drew more...

Cleantech Shines at Inaugural Maine Start Up and Create Week

The first-ever Maine Startup & Create Week in Portland last week showcased of one of the strongest cleantech startup communities in the region. The week was brimming with stellar speakers, diverse events, and great local food and drink. I was delighted to participate in the Thursday morning session Navigating the Northeast Cleantech Cluster – Emerging...

Fraunhofer’s Living Lab Goes Live

On Wednesday June 11, hundreds of clean energy businesses and stakeholders gathered in Boston’s Innovation District at what was once a deteriorating 100-year-old historic building scheduled for demolition to celebrate the long-awaited Grand Opening of the Fraunhaufer Center for Sustainable Energy‘s (CSE) Living Laboratory. For more than two years CSE, a non-profit applied research and...

NECEC Hosts NYC Events to Bring Together Innovators, Investors and Corporates to Advance Cleantech Entrepreneurship

NEW YORK CITY – June 18, 2014 – In coordination with New York Energy Week (NYEW), NECEC is hosting a number of original events to help entrepreneurs make connections with investors and other individuals who can help accelerate their success through peer and expert mentorship, and by providing meaningful connections. From June 18 to 19,...

Veolia’s Green Steam Powering Boston & Cambridge

There is no better location that the Museum of Science—which sits on the Charles River equally in the cities of Boston and Cambridge—to celebrate Veolia North America’s Boston-Cambridge district energy network known as the “Green Steam” project. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Cambridge Mayor David Mahler joined Veolia NA CEO Bill DiCroce (and NECEC Board...

Greentown Labs Celebrates 3rd Birthday with a Grand Opening in Somerville

Last Wednesday marked three years since Greentown Labs, a startup incubator in Somerville, began supporting young cleantech companies in the Greater Boston area. The event was filled with members of Massachusetts’ cleantech community, many of whom have seen Greentown Labs grow from a tiny shared warehouse in Cambridge, to a larger space in the Seaport’s...

Leaders Tackle Cleantech Innovation Sector’s Biggest Challenges

On Monday April 28, NECEC hosted our first Cleantech Navigate Northeast Summit, an event to kick off NECEC’s new Cleantech Navigate Northeast initiative. Developed in alliance with the Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator program, the mission of Cleantech Navigate Northeast is to create and nurture a network that provides year-round access for entrepreneurs to the full...

Innovation Resources on Display at 2014 Entrepalooza

Hundreds of attendees and more than 50 showcasing organizations packed into District Hall last week for Entrepalooza 2014, which aimed to bring together companies, organizations, and individuals that support entrepreneurs to showcase the resources they are providing to the start up community. The bustling, action-packed mash-up of entrepreneurial talent and startup resources was organized by...

WeSpire Celebrates Growth & Boston’s Entrepreneurial Network

In commemoration of Earth Week I was honored to attend a private party hosted by NECEC member company, WeSpire (formerly known as Practically Green) to celebrate its recent re-brand and progress over the past few years with team members, their families and close friends, as well as investors, advisers, and community supporters. WeSpire CEO Susan...

White House Honors Boston Community Capital and CEFIA as Champions of Change

Proving yet again that New England boasts a nation-leading clean energy sector, a pair of NECEC members were recognized at the White House today, for their work to drive policy changes that expand energy choices for Americans, while growing jobs and bringing new clean energy deployment in their state. Elyse Cherry, the CEO of NECEC...

Team LightsOut Wins Third Annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon

After a long weekend of intense innovation, Team LightsOut was named the winner of the Third Annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon last Sunday at Somerville’s Greentown Labs.  Teams had 30 hours between Friday April 4 and Sunday April 6 to create innovative apps and technologies that support clean and sustainable practices. Ten teams competed and in...

NECEC Celebrates Third Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day, Awards Clean Energy Champion Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2014 The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), its member companies and partners visited the Massachusetts State House today to showcase the vibrant clean energy industry and the benefits it is bringing to Massachusetts as part of NECEC’s Third Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day. “Clean Energy Day is a tremendous...