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Cleantech Open Northeast Welcomes 2017 Cohort

Posted by Gina Bellato on

Accelerator yields 77 applications from water, efficiency, and energy generation startups and announces a class of 31 participants from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Boston, MA -- June 13, 2017 -- Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast region of the world’s oldest and largest cleantech accelerator program, announces its participants in the annual accelerator program which culminates in a business competition.

The 2017 Cleantech Open Northeast class includes 31 companies developing clean technologies related to energy, agriculture, water, waste...

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Cleantech Open Northeast Holds 2017 Business Briefing

Posted by Elise Baker on

Mentors, interns, staff, and partners generate collaborative culture at accelerator.

The Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator is leading the way towards stronger ecosystems – both environmental and economic. A business briefing on April 19th allowed prospective CTONE applicants and mentors to understand how the different components of the accelerator interact. Throughout the evening, attendees became familiar with the ways in which mentors, interns, collaborating incubators, sponsors, and staff work together to foster startups at CTONE.


Tim Hoffman...

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Cleantech Open Northeast Announces Top Cleantech and Energy Startups of 2016

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Four companies focusing on water, efficiency, and energy generation receive $20,000 in prizes.

Boston, Mass. -- October 27, 2016 --  Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast division of Cleantech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, announced its 2016 regional winners: GreenBlu (Princeton, NJ), Proper Pipe (Boston, MA), PV Pure (Cambridge, MA), and Surge Hydro (Belfast, Maine). These companies will receive $20,000 in cash and in-kind services and will go on to represent the Northeast at the Cleantech Open Global Forum in San Francisco, CA on...

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Cleantech Open Northeast Matches Mentors to Startups at the 2017 NYC Mentor Mixer

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Business strategy, forward momentum, and coachability predict successful relationships with advisors

Dedicated and talented mentors who donate their expertise to clean technology startups are central to the success of the Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator. 


Kathryn Elmes, Director of Cleantech Open Northeast, presents to a group of mentors and entrepreneurs about the accepted teams and mentoring opportunities. Photo by Gina Bellato.

So the pressure was on for each startup to find the right collaborators at CTONE’s mentor mixer on May 24th, as...

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Sparkplug Power and Xively Partner Up to Improve Grid Management

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Sparkplug Power, a 2016 Cleantech Open Northeast (CTONE) alumnus, recently announced a partnership with Xively, a local sponsor of CTONE. Sparkplug continues to advance while harnessing connections formed during the Cleantech Open accelerator program. 


Sean Becker of Sparkplug at 2016 Regional Finals. 

Sparkplug Power, founded by Sean Becker in 2009, seeks to improve the grid for municipal utilities and commercial power customers by deploying energy storage to grid edge (electricity infrastructure closest to the end-user) and managing customers’ peak power...

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