Cleantech Navigate Northeast

NECEC’s Cleantech Navigate Northeast (Navigate) program leverages the power of NECEC's networks to provide cleantech startups access to resources and business support to grow and scale. Working with dozens of partner organizations (the Navigate Innovation Partners) including incubators, accelerators, and associations, Navigate helps partners and their portfolio startups get to the next stage of their growth through its unique services and events.  

We understand that the path from startup to early stage and to growth is different for every entrepreneur, so we collaborate with leaders from the cleantech industry and investor community to provide tailored support to entrepreneurs. Our team works to understand each startup's needs in order to identify, vet, and connect them to the most valuable experts, investors, corporates, and customers from across the Northeast based on their stage. Navigate provides a variety of resources including: 

  • Connections - Virtual connections throughout the year, as well as highly-vetted connections at our Investor Corporate Customer Connect events in Boston and New York City.
  • Education - Through our Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series based on real-world case studies.
  • Visibility - At Navigate events that are exclusive to Navigate Partners’ portfolio companies.
  • Regional reach - Through "Regional Pitching Sessions" Navigate takes investors and corporates to visit innovation partners outside of major hubs like Boston and New York to showcase local startups, and promote cross-collaboration between the most mature and earlier stage cleantech ecosystems.

Navigate also provides its partners with a number of additional resources to help them develop and succeed in supporting their startups, including monthly Navigate Connectors calls and our Annual Navigate Partner Summit, to share best practices and network.

Beginning in 2018, Navigate will work directly with startups not affiliated with our partners. If you want to apply to the Navigate program and have access to NECEC’s regional network, contact us today.

NECEC’s Cleantech Navigate Northeast program is made possible by the generous support of our founding funders the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).