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Pilot Success


"LabStart unlocked doors to NREL I wouldn't have been able to open otherwise."

Success Story:
Mars Materials

  • Exclusive license to National Renewable Energy Lab intellectual property that allows him to manufacture carbon fiber precursors from CO2

  • Accepted into Greentown Labs, Venture for Climate, Carbon to Value Initiative, and EIR at Prime Coalition

  • Second cohort of Breakthrough Energy Global Fellowship

  • Raised a $660k pre-seed round

From 2020-2021, LabStart ran a pilot program to validate our fellowship model

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Four entrepreneurs commercialized carbon removal technologies at the National Renewable Energy Lab.

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