The BRITE Idea

About Us

We empower founders to launch energy technology solutions – as the ONLY energy technology incubator and accelerator in Ohio, the future here is BRITE…

Mentorship. Capital. Connections. We provide startups the support, guidance and connects they need to start and scale. For more information on our services, please check out our Startups Overview Page

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It was a remarkable year ~ one filled with the launching of our youth outreach program on emerging energy technologies and careers, exceptional growth for our companies, and accolades far and wide. We are proud to serve our communities and want to acknowledge our many partners building the energy tech ecosystem across Ohio and Appalachia. We are honored to be part of the solution and invite YOU to help us dive into new frontiers!

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 acknowledge where people are by listening first, cultivating our curiosity and acting without judgement.

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 acknowledge where people are by listening first, cultivating our curiosity and acting without judgement.

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.