The Environmental Business Cluster in San Jose, California, is an award-winning incubator that assists emerging clean tech startups to commercialize new discoveries and technologies. Since 1994, it has assisted more than 150 companies and remains the largest clean tech incubator in North America.
Situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley, the Environmental Business Cluster is a landing pad for innovative British Columbia companies in the key United States market. According to the GLOBE Foundation, the United States is British Columbia’s largest trading partner in green products, accounting for $1.02 billion in exports in 2008. Connections here also open doors to growing markets such as China, India, and Brazil.
The Environmental Business Cluster can host three Canadian companies for up to four months at a time within a larger group of 25 startups. This accelerator regularly hosts opportunities for targeted interactions with sponsors and contacts, including Chevron, the California Energy Commission, Autodesk, the National Energy Research Laboratory, as well as the most active cleantech corporate and venture investors in Silicon Valley.
- expert coaching and strategic counsel;
- focused educational and networking programs;
- targeted access to investors, strategic partners and industry networks; and
- furnished office space, equipment, conference rooms and training facilities.