BRITE Energy Innovators

BRITE Announces Addition to Board of Directors

Kovoor brings expertise in entrepreneurship and investment

WARREN, OHIO – March 31, 2020 BRITE Energy Innovators has named Sumit Kovoor to its Board of Directors. Kovoor’s areas of expertise in entrepreneurship and investment align with BRITE’s mission to support new energy entrepreneurs and startups across the State of Ohio. 

 A Warren, OH native, Kovoor currently serves as vice president of several firms including Legacy Growth Partners, Anayaa Hospitality Group and Simon Investment Group. 

“BRITE is leading the economic shift taking place in our region by helping the best high-growth technology and energy startups right here,” said Kovoor. “I believe this work will be one of the greatest contributions made for the future of the Mahoning Valley.”  

Previously a consultant and auditor for Ernst & Young LLP, his focus was private equity, business development companies and hedge fund management in New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Honors Distinction from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business in 2012.  

Kovoor is also an at-large board member for the executive team at Trumbull 100 and an active member of the Economic Development Committee at The Fund for our Economic Future in the Mahoning Valley.   

Since its foundation in 2011, BRITE’s Board of Directors has provided the organization with critical operational guidance throughout its offering of services to energy tech startups in Ohio.  

About BRITE: Formerly the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, BRITE is the State of Ohio’s only energy incubator and it exists to support founders and startups in the energy sector, including advanced materials, energy storage, fuel cells and the Internet of Things. BRITE operates the BRITE Energy Lab, an event venue for the community and coworking space for freelancers and entrepreneurs. It aims to serve as a resource to the community by bringing together bright minds with innovative solutions while creating opportunities for Northeast Ohio. 

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