Greentown Labs Houston

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

We are thrilled to announce our expansion to 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 believe opening our second location here is the best way to broaden our impact and expedite the energy transition through climatetech entrepreneurship. We’re partnering every step of the way with the City of Houston and the world-leading energy organizations headquartered there.

The engineering strength, talent, and assets of Houston’s energy industry can—and must—be redeployed toward a decarbonized future. By leveraging the power of climatetech, collaboration, and community, we aim to help the city fulfill this enormous potential.

To the Houston startups, corporates, investors, and other climatetech champions—we cannot wait to work with you for a brighter future.

“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

Located in Houston’s Innovation District

We’ve selected a building for Greentown Labs Houston in the city’s burgeoning innovation district. This location in Midtown Houston positions us near a growing number of startup support organizations and startup companies; local universities with strong energy- and cleantech-focused programs; and the investors and corporate and civic leaders who are based downtown. 

The owner of Greentown Houston’s building, Rice Management Company—a division of Rice University that’s responsible for stewarding its endowment—is bringing together critical stakeholders to make its vision of a thriving innovation district a reality. The innovation corridor is designed to be a testbed for new, innovative technologies.

All of these elements will support our aim to serve as an on-the-ground catalyst for Houston’s energy transition—bringing together civic and business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, students, and other stakeholders who have already begun the transition and raise awareness of the opportunity for those who have yet to engage. 

Early Access Membership

While our incubator is scheduled to open its doors in Spring 2021, we have already welcomed our first Houston members! We’re now actively accepting startup members through our Early Access Membership offering, providing Houston-area entrepreneurs with community, expert insights, and connections even before our grand opening. Startups that want to learn more can reach out to our Houston Operations Lead Jason Ethier here and apply here.

Grand Opening Partners

Team

Juliana Garaizar

Launch Director – Houston

Jason Ethier

Operations Lead – Houston

Garth Grillo

Houston Launch Fellow

Su Zheng

Houston Launch Associate

Over the past several months, Greentown Labs has become my most relied-upon network for connections and advice as I’ve been building my Houston-based clean energy startup. Although the events have been virtual (due to the pandemic), the community has been very real. And this has been accomplished even before the formal launch of Greentown Labs in Houston! So I can only imagine how awesome it will be for the local cleantech ecosystem when Greentown Houston is fully kicked off. Super excited!

Nisha Desai

Founder and CEO, Ennuity Holdings