Innovator

MassCEC acts as a connector between established and startup clean energy companies, investors, strategic corporate partners and large energy users in Massachusetts.

MassCEC supports local incubators, business accelerator competitions and other resources, job training, networking events and provides seed investments for technology companies.

InnovateMass Awardee Lands Deal With Coca-Cola

With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are at working at their peak – which can also mean a spike in their energy expenses. Fortunately, there are innovative Massachusetts clean energy companies that specialize in reducing business’ fuel and power costs.

One such company is Boston-based XL Hybrids. This video by Bloomberg TV shows how XL Hybrids retrofits commercial vans and trucks, often used for deliveries, with hybrid technology. By capturing the energy wasted in braking, their technology allows vehicles to decrease fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent on urban or suburban routes. The start-up has recently landed a deal with Coca-Cola, which according to a recent Boston Globe article will retrofit 100 of their service vans with the technology.

Toast To Impact

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Event Location: 
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge , MA 02142

Join Richi Entrepreneurs and ACTION Innovation Network's annual Toast To Impact party to celebrate Massachusetts' unique health and cleantech innovation ecosystem! Come and honor the incredible work that incubators, investors, government, academia, and other professionals are doing to support entrepreneurs and innovators - all with a common goal of making a great impact to our society and environment.

We invite you to keep growing your network with vibrant music and tasty food. Let's continue building Massachusetts' global innovation capacity, all together!

To all entrepreneurs looking for meaningful connections with industry experts and other key players from the health and cleantech innovation ecosystems, this is your party! Show your great projects off!

Learn more and register here.

Energy & Cleantech Connect

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Event Location: 
Venture Cafe kendall
1 Broadway 5th Floor
Cambridge , MA 02142

Venture Cafe’s Energy & Cleantech mini-conference seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s Energy & CleanTech communities. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s CleanTech Industry.

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How Software Can Unlock the Potential of Renewables as Baseload Webinar

Event Time: 
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Event Location: 
Online (Webinar)

As the world moves towards 100% renewable energy, energy storage is uniquely positioned in this transition. Energy storage’s near instant response helps smooth the integration of renewables, enabling the grid to emerge more stable and responsive. It can also play multiple roles, acting as both load and capacity depending on whether it is absorbing excess generation or feeding back into the grid.

But the real key to unlocking ‘renewables as baseload’ is the energy management system (EMS). A basic software and controls platform manages the energy system and application. Sophisticated software and controls extends beyond to orchestrate and optimize multiple assets, such as hybrid energy systems and remote micro-grids or entire islands. Greensmith, a Wartsila Company, has a software (GEMS) that simulates and models various configurations, so that customers can predict the levelized costs of energy over a given timeframe and select the optimized mix of assets for their business case.

Looking at GEMS, an island grid project in the Azores and an engine and storage project in Hungary, this webinar will explore the value software and controls provide, exploring questions concerning both what software has achieved to date and what role it will play in the market's future.

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Green Building Showcase

Event Time: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Event Location: 
Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston , MA 02125

At USGBC MA’s Green Building Showcase, community members celebrate the best efforts, designs, and products in the Commonwealth. Join USGBC for a night of project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awards. This year’s event has a projected attendance of 300 participants and 150 project boards. Attendees include architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers and everyone who plays a role in designing, operating and constructing the built environment. 

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MIT Energy Night

Event Time: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Event Location: 
MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge , MA 02139

Now entering its 12th year, MIT Energy Night showcases over 50 interactive presentations highlighting MIT’s unique innovation in energy, annually drawing over 1000 attendees. Presenters include MIT research labs, early-stage start-ups based on MIT technologies, and other energy-focused companies. 

The event is free and open to the general public, and is a great opportunity to witness the cutting-edge energy research at MIT and spark conversations with students, faculty, energy investors, business leaders, researchers, and educators.

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Applying for Angel Funding:The Angel’s Perspective

Event Time: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM
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Event Location: 
LearnLaunch
281 Summer Street 2nd Floor
Boston , MA 02110

Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect, what they like to see, and how to make your application and pitch stand out.

Questions answered will include:

  • How do you approach angel groups?
  • How do you get a Champion?
  • What are the most important parts of the application? What aspects of my company will Angels care most about?
  • What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group?
  • What about the JOBs act - how has that changed the landscape?

Breakfast is included.

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Pitch Deck Workshop: Build a 12-Slide Pitch Deck for Investors

Event Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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Event Location: 
Boston University BUild Lab
730 Commonwealth Ave
Brookline , MA 02446

Creating a clear and enticing pitch deck is crucial at any stage of the fundraising process. This in-depth and hands-on workshop will provide you with the tools you need to create your own pitch deck and jumpstart your fundraising efforts! This event is BYOL - Bring Your Own Laptop!

Already have a deck? No problem! By attending this workshop, you can evaluate the content and structure of your current deck and make the necessary changes to ensure it matches investors’ expectations.

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Horizon18 Conference Kick-off @ Greentown Labs

Event Time: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:45 AM
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Event Location: 
Greentown Labs
444 Somerville Ave
Somerville , MA 02143

Horizon18 is a global event-driven platform that harnesses the international movement towards a clean economy. Coming to Boston this October 10 + 11, Horizon18 will bring together a community of customers, solution providers, and investors to connect and create partnerships and investments for a cleaner future. Greentown Labs is hosting thi kick-off event to welcome all of the cleantech and climate leaders from around the world to Boston for an exciting few days of discussion, collaboration, innovation, and community. The event is free and open to the public. 

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Get Smart on Crowdfunding & Equity Crowdfunding

Event Time: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Event Location: 
MIT Tang Center, E51-149
70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge , MA 02139

Startups - learn the ins-and-out of product crowdfunding (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc…) and equity crowdfunding (Wefunder, StartEngine, etc…)

If you have a product or service, now you can pitch it to millions of people and build a community of investors and early adopters. Learn how for many companies product crowdfunding is replacing traditional sales channels and equity crowdfunding is replacing traditional sources of start-up capital.

You will learn:

  • What is equity crowdfunding? What is product crowdfunding?
  • Is crowdfunding the best path for your startup?
  • What kind of resources you will need to create a campaign?
  • What do you need to present yourself as a professional company?
  • Which crowdfunding platform should you select for your industry and approach?

Register here.

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