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Greentown Labs is growing, here's how: 

Hello friends,

Where did Q1 go?! 
A lot happened at Greentown Labs since the last time we connected. We attended some great events including ARPA-E, the Smart Energy Decisions Conference and the MIT Clean Energy Prize kickoff; held a startup day with our partner United Technologies; welcomed a new member company, Flipswitch; and hosted a few events where we revealed four new partners: State Street Corporation, Cooper Perkins, Panasonic and Xively by LogMeIn. 

And in addition to the valuable growth of our partner network, we're excited to share the other key growth areas Greentown Labs is focusing on: 

  • Our community + campus expansion to support more startups (see video below); 
  • Our team growth (welcome Adam + Matt to our Manufacturing Initiative!); and 
  • Our international reach and relationships.

More specifically, we're putting a concerted effort toward expanding our connections abroad. We recognize how challenging it is for startups to enter new markets which is why we want to support early-stage companies from around the world as they enter the U.S. market. We're eager to provide these startups with the community, resources and network they need to succeed and our work here is already underway: Greentown Labs is a proud partner in the MassCEC MAtCH program which immerses Swiss startups in Massachusetts and Massachusetts startups in Switzerland to support their new market entry. We're working closely with our friends in Lyon, France, to uncover similar possibilities for collaboration as well. Do you know any international startups that want to expand their business operations into the U.S.? Please send them our way!

We'll be in touch again soon with more information about our community's growth and our Global Center's progress but if you have any questions in the interim, please don't hesitate to reach out

The Greentown Labs Team 

We're excited to share a video highlighting how the blueprints for our new Global Center for Cleantech Innovation will come to life—please check it out and let us know what you think!

Other News to Know: 

  • Our Manufacturing Initiative was featured on Undefeated America, a new Google-backed platform for sharing, highlighting and empowering workers in the emerging economies of America and beyond.
  • We hosted a panel called "Beyond the Battery: the Software Side of Energy Storage" in March which included some of the industry's biggest players in the energy storage space. You can view the panel here

Select Member News Highlights:

RightHand Robotics announced their RightPick solution and $8M in funding!
Ranger Solar was awarded the permits to construct and operate the largest solar project in the state of Vermont
Openwater Power and Riptide Autonomous Solutions were featured in The Economist: Aluminium batteries could let submarine drones range farther

Accion Systems was named one of Bloomberg's Top 50 Most Promising Startups!

Two startup participants in the DSM-sponsored SunRISE I Challenge received funding from DSM: WattGlass and QD Solar
AquaFresco and Ivys Energy Solutions received MassCEC InnovateMass Grants!

Upcoming Events:

ICYMI: Last month we released a time lapse video of our expansion project's progress. We'll have a few more video updates in the coming months as construction nears the finish line in Q4. Let us know what you think @GreentownLabs!

As always, thank you to our Sponsors: 

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