Companies working in clean tech from renewable energy to energy efficiency are drawing a lot of interest right now. New York realizes this and to help bring the next generation of clean tech companies into existence, theNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has launched a new site, StartupGPS.org to help entrepreneurs grow their clean tech companies.
The tools were introduced as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, which is aimed at making the state’s energy supply cleaner and resilient and affordable. It’s also his plan to enable the state to meet its Clean Energy Standard, which requires the state to source 50 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2030.
“Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State is attracting more and more cleantech entrepreneurs,” said John Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. “StartupGPS.org is another State resource to help these innovative companies create jobs here as we continue to build a robust clean energy economy.”
The new site provides early-stage clean energy ventures with business assessments and resources to help them grow their companies out of startup status. The site’s survey is designed to help entrepreneurs assess their team skills, product development, marketing and internal operations. It produces a report showing users where they should focus attention on business development.
The NECEC Institute is managing the site. “StartupGPS will be a valuable tool to help entrepreneurs plot their course as they build a successful business in the clean energy economy,” explained NECEC Institute President Peter Rothstein.
In addition to the survey the site also includes more than 300 documents, templates, articles and presentations that users can access regardless of if they completed the survey. However, the survey can guide them to the most relevant documents.Tweet