Taking Collaboration Virtual: BRITEhack 2021

2021 Britehack Graphic

In 2018 we launched our civic hackathon as a way to work with the community to source solutions to problems faced by our neighbors. That first hackathon saw us partner with the City of Warren’s wastewater treatment department. That year, the winning team brought together innovative ideas team members would later help the City of […]

Setting the Stage for Energy Tech in Ohio: Ohio Next Energy Summit

On October 14, BRITE partnered with 614Startups to host the inaugural Ohio Next Energy Summit, a virtual event designed to showcase regional energy innovation and catalyze connections. We learned a lot from our first virtual event, and had a great time connecting with a wide range of stakeholders in Ohio and beyond.  Last September, BRITE hosted […]

Energy Storage Highlights from NREL Industry Growth Forum

Can virtual conferences be successful in the COVID-19 era?  2020’s NREL Industrial Growth Forum was a little different this year. BRITE staff attended the Denver-based conference in late April. We were curious how the event would go because it is one of our favorites for gaining best practices from leading energy-tech incubators across the US and for meeting startups […]

BRITE Serves Up A Virtual Happy Hour

Startups get weekly opportunity for expert Q&A, small group networking WARREN, OHIO – May 2, 2020 In an effort to maintain its high levels of engagement with portfolio companies during the pandemic, BRITE Energy Innovators has launched a weekly Virtual Happy Hour on Friday afternoons at 4pm EST.  Available as a member benefit to its […]

Columbus Energy Community Gathers for BRITE

Entrepreneurs, Regulators and Startups Gather to Discuss Growth  BRITE Energy Innovators successfully launched its statewide awareness campaign on Wednesday, February 19 at Tesla Motors’ Gallery in the Easton Center in Columbus, OH. During ON THE ROAD, more than 100 of the region’s energy industry leader’s tech entrepreneurs, regulators, financiers, philanthropists, and countless community and business leaders […]

Lunch and Learn on Lithium Ion Technology

Networking Event to Feature Information about Lithium Ion Applications WARREN, OHIO – January 14, 2019 BRITE Energy Innovators, Ohio’s only energy incubator, is hosting a Lunch & Learn will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at BRITE’s headquarters on Courthouse Square in Downtown Warren. focused on Lithium Ion technology and innovative applications. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is […]

Day 2 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

I always say we need to focus on curtailing the Mahoning Valley’s greatest export: talented young people. Well, today this topic was really brought home for me. I met no less than fifteen people who saw my Warren, Ohio shirt and said “Warren, that’s awesome! I’m from (insert town in the Mahoning Valley) but I […]

Day 1 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Day 1 of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was one for the books. I got to see a lot of cool & innovative products and make some great connections for our community.   Day 1 Highlights   Rivian’s truck featuring Amazon Alexa integration, the R1T, is very cool. It serves as an indicator that the electrification of trucks is extremely critical as […]

BRITE at the Consumer Electronics Show

As President and CEO of BRITE Energy Innovators I consider myself lucky every day. I see our organization as a movement of small movements and my hopes lie in the fact that each one of those movements lead to a more prosperous City of Warren, Trumbull County, Mahoning Valley, State of Ohio and Nation in […]