Founded in 2010 as the state’s only energy incubator & serving entrepreneurs since 2012, BRITE exists to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the energy sector. While our mission is focused on Ohio companies, our reach is nationwide! We have attracted companies from Arizona, California, and Texas to the Mahoning Valley. These bright young minds bring innovative solutions to our community while creating new jobs and investment to ensure our children have a BRITE future right here at home.
No matter how they contribute to our mission, we call the people who believe in supporting energy innovation Ohio and beyond the “BRITE People”. We believe that everyone stands to gain from our mission – energy technology includes quality of life improvements like fewer power outages and exciting new technologies such as electric vehicles, including many other advancements!
We want YOU to be a part of the excitement.
We rely on public and private funding to support mission and make it successful. We are currently seeking donations from the community to help support our annual campaign – BRITE People.
Looking for other ways to support our mission?
You don’t have to contribute to BRITE People to support energy innovation – there are a variety of ways you can support BRITE and energy entrepreneurs! Whether you want to make a large gift, donate your time or equipment, or join the BRITE community, there are plenty of options!
BRITE is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our legal name is Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center but we do business as (DBA) BRITE Energy Innovators. Our federally-issued Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 27-2660738. You can use this number and our legal name to verify our status as a nonprofit organization here: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/