Greentown Labs Houston

Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition in the Energy Capital of the World

We’re thrilled to be supporting climatetech startups in Houston, TX—an energy hub unlike any other that’s capable of leading the way in renewable energy and the decarbonization of our planet.

We opened our doors on Earth Day 2021 and have welcomed more than 60 Houston members. We’re accepting applications for startup membership, providing Houston-area entrepreneurs with the community, resources, connections, equipment, and lab space they need to succeed.

4200 San Jacinto Street

This 40,000-square-foot incubator, located in the Innovation District being developed by Rice Management Company, offers prototyping lab, office, and community space for startup companies.

The Greentown Ecosystem + Resources

We know that climatetech startups need a supportive network of corporate partners, investors, industry experts, and fellow entrepreneurs to succeed—alongside a litany of hardware, software, and professional resources. That’s why we work hard to help you forge the connections and get the tools you need.

  • Collaborative community of climatetech entrepreneurs
  • Introductions to strategic corporate partners
  • Investor Program
  • Free + discounted software licenses

  • Trainings and Lunch + Learns
  • CEO network
  • Speaker Series
  • Academic + scientific articles
  • The Manufacturing Initiative, run by our sister nonprofit FORGE
  • Industry + market research reports
  • Office hours
  • Marketing + brand promotion
  • Greentown community’s LinkedIn-style intranet
  • Social community events

Labs and Shops

Prototyping Lab

Greentown Houston provides more than 13,000 square feet of prototyping lab space at 4200 San Jacinto St. This open-concept lab space is where startups take their work from R&D to rapid prototyping while preparing for manufacturing and commercial development.

Explore the prototyping lab

Machine Shop

Greentown’s machine shop features the equipment startups need to build their hardware, from band saws to a laser cutter and more.

Explore the machine shop

Keysight Electronics Lab

A dedicated space for electronics assembly, soldering, testing, and measuring.

Explore the electronics lab

Outdoor Lab

Greentown’s Outdoor Lab is available for tests and experiments that benefit from exposure to the elements.

Explore the outdoor lab

Amenities

  • Flexible event space for meetings
  • Phone booths + conference rooms
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared bike storage
  • Managed mail and receiving area
  • Access to shared loading dock with sustainably designed waste channels for batteries, e-waste, packing materials, and compost

Office space: $450/month/desk
Prototyping lab space: $4.00/sq. ft./month

2022 Startup Membership Rates

Greentown Houston

“Reducing Houston’s emissions and leading a global transition is a community-wide effort and will require action from residents and the business community. This is why it’s more important than ever to have partners and organizations like Greentown Labs, whose mission is to solve the climate crisis through entrepreneurship and collaboration. We are proud to welcome this organization to our City and look forward to the continued partnership.”

SYLVESTER TURNER

Mayor of Houston, TX

Founding Partners

Grand Opening Partners

I think Houston did a great job of attracting Greentown here as the second location. Working out of here, we’re able to interact in real time with everything from startup companies to major corporations. You get such a diverse set of people who are passionate about energy transition. We’d much rather be here than any other type of working space.

Ahmad Atwan

Founder and CEO, VC Fuel