Unique Partnerships for Piloting Technology

Recently, BRITE portfolio Exacter, Inc. presented at a workshop titled “Binational Industrial Research and Development  – Accelerating Growth through U.S. Israel Strategic Partnerships“. Hosted by the BIRD Foundation, the workshop provided a unique opportunity to learn about how American and Israeli companies can partner together. These partnerships act in the interest to accelerate products to […]

Opportunity Zone Funding Powers NE Ohio Innovation

BRITE portfolio companies leverage funds to deploy solutions. WARREN, OH – May 8, 2020 BRITE Energy Innovators announced today that two of its portfolio companies are among the first startups in the nation to make use of federally-mandated Opportunity Zone Funding. Warren-based Intwine Connect – a Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software solutions provider, and Akron’s GeneratorWorks – a […]

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 […]

Eight Things Startups Should Know About AFWERX, the Air Force’s SBIR Program

April 16, 2020 by Reena Karasin View the original article from Greentown Labs here. During a time when the investing forecast is uncertain, the government’s non-dilutive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants can provide great opportunities for startups to get funding in the door.  This April, Greentown Labs member Inspiralia—which offers “product development as a service” […]

Assistance for Small Businesses and Startups in Light of COVID-19

This time of great adversity has impacted us all in one way or another. With serious shifts to our way of life and business-as-usual alike, small businesses and startups – the people we exist to serve – have been hit especially hard. Many businesses are no longer able to conduct business due to restrictions enacted […]

Six Steps to Starting Your Startup, Step Two: Secure Funding

This post is the second of a six-part series on some recommended steps to launching a startup business. (Here is the first post in the series.) However, there is no one way to start any business, so you should always consult multiple sources and/or authorities on what your business may need before you start it. […]

Six Steps to Starting Your Startup, Step One: Write a Business Plan

This post is the first of a six-part series on some recommended steps to launching a startup business. However, there is no one way to start any business, so you should always consult multiple sources on what your business may need before you start it. What is a Business Plan? In short, a business plan […]

Notable Startups to Come from Incubator Programs

About (Change) Business incubators have churned out a lot of successful startups. While not all startups engaged in incubator programs are successful, some startups have experienced explosive growth from the help of an incubator. You may even be familiar with some startups to have come from incubator programs and the work they’ve done in the […]