We build bridges between
National Labs and diverse entrepreneurs to launch climate startups
National Labs are creating thousands of breakthrough climate technologies every year...
...but structural barriers make it difficult for most to reach the market
There are millions of diverse individuals who have what it takes to launch world-changing startups...
...but many don't have access to the technologies or resources to do so
The LabStart Fellowship helps diverse entrepreneurs launch startups from National Lab climate technologies
Director, US Department of Energy Loans Program Office
"LabStart helps us achieve our collective vision of 'made (and invented) in America' by commercializing breakthrough inventions from our national labs and creating pathways to climate entrepreneurship for people hidden from the spotlight"
The LabStart Team
LabStart is a 501(c)3 whose team has a over 30 years of combined experience working with climate technology, national labs, product innovation, and VC investing
Our advisors include climate tech industry experts, academic experts, and state and federal government experts
Sarah Jane Maxted
Deloitte, Sustainability Climate and Energy
Cofounder, Third Derivative
Cofounder and CSO, Twelve
Senior Director of Energy Strategy, Microsoft
Director of Product Sustainability, Amazon
Chair, California Energy Commission
Cofounder and CEO, Coreshell Technologies
Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Managing Director, Evergreen Climate Innovations
Director of Partnerships, EPRI
LabStart is looking for partners
LabStart is actively developing partnerships with organizations and individuals that can support entrepreneur recruiting, technology validation, funding identification, and many other areas.
Please reach out to connect!