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ACCEL Year 2 Showcase

September 5, 2024 @ 4:30 pm 7:30 pm CT

Join us at Greentown Houston to celebrate our second ACCEL Cohort!

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Join us at Greentown Houston on Sept. 5 for an opportunity to celebrate the second year of ACCEL, an accelerator program for BIPOC-led startups from Greentown Labs and Browning the Green Space (BGS)

Greentown and BGS recognize that the climatetech industry must change the status quo to put founders of color in the position to lead technology-driven companies that address climate change, support the development of diverse workforces, and fiercely advocate for the deployment of clean technologies in underserved communities. The year-long ACCEL program combines acceleration with a curated curriculum led by VentureWell, incubation through a Greentown membership, and extensive mentorship from Greentown and BGS’s networks of industry experts.

Join the second ACCEL cohort for a showcase featuring their technologies, what they’ve accomplished in the first six months of the program, and where they’re headed next. At this event, you’ll also have the opportunity to network with industry leaders who are passionate about and building an inclusive and sustainable future.


Take this opportunity to network and build community around this incredible program! Are you an investor or corporate leader planning to attend? We’re looking to connect our cohort of founders with resources essential to success. We welcome conversation around how you can support! Please reach out to ACCEL Program Manager, Rachel Cerato ([email protected]), for more info.

Meet the Year 2 ACCEL Cohort

ACCEL Year 2 Cohort


ACCEL is a year-long program that combines acceleration with a curated curriculum, incubation through a Greentown membership, and extensive mentorship from Greentown and BGS’s networks of industry experts. The program is designed to bolster BIPOC-led startups as they develop critical climatetech solutions by offering access to funding, networking connections, resources, and opportunities that structural inequities put out of reach. Learn more about ACCEL here.

About Browning the Green Space

Browning the Green Space is a coalition of leaders and organizations, primarily in the New England region, that share the passion to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) in clean energy. Their goal is to increase the participation and leadership of Black and Brown people and of women (collectively, “underrepresented groups”) in the clean energy space and beyond (e.g., wasted food, water, agtech) in the Northeast. Learn more about Browning the Green Space here.

Thank you to our Funders and Curriculum + Resources Partners


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Questions? Reach out to Greentown Labs’ Events Manager, Benita Mahanta ([email protected]).

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Greentown Houston
4200 San Jacinto St.
Houston, Texas 77004 United States
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