Emerging Cleantech Opportunity Incubator: ECO

Launch NY’s ECO Incubator is part of the six incubators administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), for high-growth cleantech companies. ECO Incubator’s mission is to support cleantech startups with measurable and scalable impacts on New York State energy efficiency, renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction, and overall sustainability goals. ECO Incubator supports clients across a wide range of industries including advanced manufacturing, demand management and energy efficiency, energy storage, energy transmission and distribution, financial technology (fintech), power generation, sustainability and waste management, and transportation.

ECO Mentoring

ECO connects up-and-coming cleantech companies with Launch NY’s local Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, a national network of industry experts, and NYSERDA’s statewide Entrepreneur-in-Residence program to help achieve key milestones and accelerate time to market for new innovations.

1:1
Mentoring
2,000+
Industry Experts
33
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

ECO Funding

ECO Incubator clients are eligible to apply to the Launch NY Seed Fund and a wealth of additional NYSERDA funding opportunities.

Launch NY Seed Fund

The Launch NY Seed Fund is a nonprofit fund fueled by grants and donations from the region’s best businesses and philanthropies. This fund provides $25,000 to $100,000 in investment capital to qualified companies that have been working with a Launch NY Entrepreneur-in-Residence for at least three months.

NYSERDA Funding Opportunities

NYSERDA Ignition Grants provide up to $100,000 in non-dilutive funding to cleantech companies that work with a NYSERDA sponsored incubator. This funding helps startups achieve commercial and technical objectives, such as raising investment capital, securing partnerships, and engaging customers.

ECO Events

Interested in making a cleantech impact in your community? Connect with like-minded people and organizations to support green initiatives that are changing your community and the world.

ECO Leaders

The ECO team and advisory board comprises industry leaders, entrepreneurs, business professionals, technologists, and green energy experts statewide.

ECO Companies

Our ECO companies are fueling energy efficiency and environment-friendly initiatives while growing our cleantech economy.

What is Cleantech?

Cleantech companies are committed to making a positive impact on energy, water, waste consumption, emissions, or sustainability. ECO works with cleantech startups that specialize in software, hardware, services, or processes that contribute to reaching New York State energy goals and sustaining a clean energy economy.