No fees. no distractions.

At BRITE, we provide complimentary entrepreneur support designed to start and scale your energy technology solution. Whether you’re looking for your first prototype, patent, customer, investor, or grant, the BRITE team is here to help.

Meet your Mentors

Each BRITE member company has the opportunity to work with seasoned veterans within their respective fields who mentor companies while setting achievable goals, including our team of Experts in Residence (EIR).

Frank Bryan

Frank Bryan

Expert in Residence

Randy Cole

Randy Cole

Expert in Residence

Rob van haaren

Rob van Haaren

Expert in Residence

Dave Solan

David Solan

Expert in Residence

Our Success is Your Success

Join our community of like-minded entrepreneurs and benefit from the experience and expertise of our industry-leading mentors. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and accelerate your business growth.

“We're excited on the R&D and manufacturing fronts to be in Northeast Ohio, where the BRITE Energy Innovators network has provided terrific introductions for commercialization and financial growth.”

John Finley
John Finley CEO of MemPro USA Ltd.

"If someone is looking to start a company that is focused on this type of infrastructure, this is the place to start. They allow you to focus on what you need to do"

Chris Allen
Chris Allen Director, NA Talent

"I know of no other organization so proficient in energy research, development and startups. The other connections that Rick and his team have made out there are incredibly important."

Tony Frisone
Tony Frisone CEO & Co-founder of CZAR Power

“A lot of people want you to succeed they just don’t want to help you succeed. The difference I see with BRITE is they are going to roll up their sleeves, pick up the phone, call up their partners, and find a way to help you.”

Angelo Kafantaris
Angelo Kafantaris CEO of Hyperion Companies

“Since we first started working together, our business has probably tripled in revenue in just a few months, that is absolutely due to the contributions from BRITE”

Ryan McManus
Ryan McManus CEO of SHARE Mobility


Most frequent questions and answers

Membership is complimentary for startups which are: 

  • Tech-enabled with an energy component 
  • Aligned with BRITE’s core values and mission
  • Able to complete a bi-annual survey with some company metrics 

Absolutely not. There are no fees associated with BRITE membership, just a bi annual survey.

BRITE is proud to have assisted over 600 tech startups, working primarily in the energy sector. Our current members can be found here.

While may of our startups are located in Ohio and Appalachia, we welcome qualifying startups from anywhere. 

Yes! Learn more about the opportunities available through BRITEnetwork here.

While participation in our signature programs is voluntary, we strongly encourage those who could benefit from BRITEbase and subsequent programs to inquire and apply. Learn more about BRITEbase here


Contact our team to see if BRITE membership is right for your startup business.