Greentown Labs’ Executive Director & CEO, Emily L Reichert, Named an Emerging Executive Finalist for the 17th Annual Technology Leadership Awards

July 21, 2014, Somerville, Mass. – Last week, Greentown Labs was thrilled and honored to learn our Executive Director and CEO, Emily Reichert, has been named an Emerging Executive Finalist in the 2014 Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards.  Greentown Labs is an incubator space for clean technology hardware startup companies in need of resources, space, and connections to potential sponsors in order to launch their products. Greentown Labs’ mission is to enable entrepreneurs to solve the planet’s most intimidating energy and environmental challenges, and does so by expanding an ecosystem in which startups can grow and thrive quickly, can connect with potential investors, and can benefit from each other’s expertise. The vibrant and buzzing community of talent that is so unique to Greentown Labs is in large part due to the planning, management, and creativity with which Emily steers the company forward.

“I’m honored to be part of a great group of finalists for Emerging Executive of the Year.  Most of all, I’m pleased that the MassTLC is recognizing Greentown Labs’ efforts to help clean energy entrepreneurs grow their startups,” said Emily Reichert, CEO and Executive Director, Greentown Labs.

In the past year, it was Emily’s precise and thoughtful planning which facilitated the successful move of 25 companies from our old location in South Boston to our new Somerville facility. Since being named Executive Director, she has grown the Greentown team from one member to eight, brought on three external stakeholders to the Executive Board, and has expanded our member base from 25 to 46 companies. She has initiated and continues to spearhead programs that encourage local manufacturers and strategic investors to engage with the growing clean tech industry in the region, and is constantly envisioning new ways for Greentown Labs to increase its impact on the clean tech scene.

MassTLC unveiled the finalists for the 17th Annual Awards on July 15 during a cocktail reception hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center.  The reception brought together hundreds of executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, and this year’s award nominees represent the best of the region’s tech industry in sixteen categories. Check out the MassTLC website for a complete list of finalists in each category:

 “Our congratulations to Greentown Labs, Emily Reichert, and to all the finalists of the 17th Annual MassTLC Leadership Awards,” said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of Mass Technology Leadership Council. “Each one is an example of the executive leadership, business acumen and technological innovation fueling Massachusetts’ economy and an example of the breadth and depth of talent in our region.”

Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominees and judged by panels of executives, investors, analysts, media and thought leaders in each of the 16 participating categories. The pool of finalists will be narrowed further during the coming weeks, with winners announced on Thursday, September 11, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. Details and advance registration are available at

Award categories for the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards include: CEO of the Year, CTO of the Year, Emerging Executive of the Year, Private Company of the Year, Public Company of the Year, Start-up to Watch, Innovative Technology of the Year – Big Data, Innovative Technology of the Year – Cloud, Innovative Technology of the Year – Education Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year – Healthcare and Life Sciences, Innovative Technology of the Year – Internet of Things, Innovative Technology of the Year – Mobile Applications, Innovative Technology of the Year – Mobile Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year – Robotics, Innovative Technology of the Year – Sales & Marketing, Innovative Technology of the Year – Security.

The 2014 Technology Leadership Award are sponsored by (Platinum) Aericon, Invest Northern Ireland, Microsoft, PwCand Skyscope, along with (Gold) CHEN PR, K Square Law, and Raytheon.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at