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Tex-E

Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E)

TEX-E is a first-of-a-kind collaboration among Greentown Labs, MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and universities across Texas to create a powerful student-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem in Houston, focused on energy innovation and implementing lessons learned from building a successful ecosystem in the Greater Boston area. 

Join the TEX-E Community

We are seeking students to join the TEX-E Community! By signing up, you will gain access to:

  • Networking events
  • Career opportunities and job postings
  • Cross-learning with MIT
  • Career fairs
  • On-campus events
  • Pitch competitions
  • And more!

Sign up to stay connected! Have questions? Reach out to Lara Cottingham, Greentown’s Chief of Staff.

Why TEX-E?

Houston has long been known as the energy capital of the world. However, to lead the world’s energy transition, the city must continue to attract and retain talent by creating a strong, vibrant innovation ecosystem to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and companies. The core elements necessary to build this ecosystem are already in place. Texas universities attract a rich and enormous pool of talent, and they have deep and long-standing connections to the energy industry that must ultimately bring new innovations to scale. 

Over the past 15 years, Boston—home to Greentown’s first incubator—has emerged as a leader in innovation-driven energy entrepreneurship. Institutions including the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the driving force of MIT’s entrepreneurial education curriculum, and Greentown Labs, North America’s largest climate tech incubator, have a proven track record of launching and scaling climatetech startups, despite the unique challenges of the space.

Texas students at the inaugural TEX-E Summit at Greentown Labs Houston

Participating Schools