The BRITE Idea

About Us

We empower founders to launch energy technology solutions.

We give startups the support, guidance, and connections they need so they can get to work. Whether that means getting their business off the ground and running or taking a product with potential & turning into a sustainable business, and everything else in between.We empower startups by connecting them to funding resources, as well as by providing them with advanced technology testing tools, workspaces, and introductions to our vast network of partners, advanced technology, access to funding and the spaces they need to accomplish this.
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What Makes Us BRITE

BOLD

RESILIENT

INCLUSIVE

TRANSPARENT

EMPATHETIC

We do what is necessary, not just what is expected, for the success of our founders and community. 

We have grit and seize every opportunity to grow from our wins and losses.
We actively promote an environment where people of all backgrounds thrive.
We are clear about our expectations, abilities, and impact.
We give honest feedback with care, compassion, and understanding.

BOLD

We do what is necessary, not just what is expected, for the success of our founders and community. 

RESILIENT

We have grit and seize every opportunity to grow from our wins and losses.

INCLUSIVE

We actively promote an environment where people of all backgrounds thrive.

TRANSPARENT

We are clear about our expectations, abilities, and impact.

EMPATHETIC

We give honest feedback with care, compassion, and understanding.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to BRITE’s mission and values. As a nonprofit economic development organization, we recognize our unique position as an entity, service provider and physical space located in an under-resourced city for creating dynamic relationships across a diverse community. We intentionally curate a culture and environment that fosters diversity and inclusion for everyone – our employees, clients, partners, suppliers, funders, neighbors, and tenants.

The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our stakeholders invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and achievement as well. We embrace and encourage founders’, entrepreneurs’ and the public’s differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make everyone unique.