NEXUS-NY – Clean Energy Seed Accelerator
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A Commercialization Catalyst

for Clean Energy Researchers



Technologies Screened




Companies Launched


Million Dollars of Follow on Funding

Your Innovation,

Our participants come from research universities and the general community after having completed basic research on new technologies with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Plus Our Support,

NEXUS-NY works with scientists to actively explore the commercial potential of their research-derived, energy innovations. We improve the likelihood of commercial success through our financial & business support and by providing a structured commercialization process.

Creates Game-Changing Companies.

To date, NEXUS-NY has helped launch 21 startup companies. Fifteen graduates have gone on to raise more than $34.1M. Six have generated initial customer revenue.

What is NEXUS-NY?

NEXUS-NY is a clean energy seed accelerator. Each year we provide financial, business and educational support to 10 entrepreneurial teams which are selected through a competitive application process. Program participants are eligible to receive up to $75,000 of equity-free financial support plus additional services from NEXUS-NY mentors and partner organizations.

Am I Eligible?

NEXUS-NY is open to researchers from throughout New York State who have completed basic research within the field of clean energy and who have yet to commercialize the resulting technology. The program is open to any technology that will generate clean energy or assist the end consumer to reduce carbon emissions.

"Learning and implementing the lean startup process was extremely valuable, even more so than the financial support."

Mike Jagielski

"It’s really cool to be invested in this community."

Joe Caron

"We were excited by the puzzle of how to make this into a product people actually want."

Joe Caron

"The exciting part for me is the process of talking with potential customers and hearing ‘Wow, that solves my problem.’"

Mike Oshetski

"The most exciting thing is that we’ve been able to prove out the technology."

Pat Govang

"It’s a fire hose approach to vetting a technology."

Pat Govang

"We are excited by the possibility of obtaining verifiable data from the prototypes we created through the NEXUS-NY program."

Jason Vollen

"NEXUS-NY helped us identify pathways to commercialize the energy storage technologies developed in our lab."

Tobias Hanrath

"Understanding whether customers really care about the invention is the big key."

Tom Bourne

"We greatly benefited from other teams in the NEXUS-NY program."

Nenand Nenadic

"NEXUS-NY offered us the opportunity to add some rigor to a process we already had in mind."

Dan O’Connell

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