Posted April 14, 2011 By Richard Rabicoff
Mark Birch is one of our favorite bloggers, whether he is writing about Chinese dumplings or NYC startups. The local entrepreneur and investor recently updated his list of New York City Tech Incubators and Accelerators, and we were intrigued to see, along with such categories as Technology, Food and Fashion, a heading for Urban Tech & Clean Tech.
Clean tech has been cleaning up these days. A recent report from the San Francisco-based Cleantech Group showed that companies in this sector swept up $2.57 billion in venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2011, up 31 per cent from a year ago. Solar companies accounted for about 25 percent of the haul and electric vehicles a bit more than 10 percent.
Here's a glance at the incubators and accelerators on Birch's clean tech list.
Green Spaces - http://www.greenspaceshome.com/
Jennie Nevin and Marissa Feinberg created Green Spaces to provide entrepreneurs with green tools like reclaimed furniture, efficient energy providers, a newsletter and website. Housed in TriBeCa, the center offers full-time (at $550 a month) and drop-in options, conference rooms, an intern program, newsletter advertising, and recommended vendors and services.
The organization also has a branch in Colorado, and plans another in Los Angeles. More than 70 companies use the facility on a full-time or part-time basis.
Co-founder Marissa Feinberg previously worked in partnership development for Felissimo's sustainable design initiatives, and for the General Electric Foundation.
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