September EnergyBar: Cyclotron Road @ Greentown Labs

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Greentown Labs

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Cyclotron Road is our co-host for this early-fall edition of the monthly EnergyBar networking event, free and open to the public!

Cyclotron Road, co-managed by the non-profit Activate and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, supports entrepreneurial scientists as they launch startups in the energy sector. Join us on Thursday, September 12 to meet science-entrepreneurs from both the Greentown Labs and Cyclotron Road communities.

Panelists Christina Chang, Shreya Dave, and Kevin Kung are all at different stages of their startup journeys. They’ll discuss their experiences and why support organizations like Cyclotron Road and Greentown Labs play key roles in supporting cleantech startups. Plus, Activate CEO Ilan Gur will announce how his organization is scaling up the Cyclotron Road model to support more early-stage founders—it will begin accepting applications for its next cohort on October 1.


Harvard Ph.D. candidate Christina Chang has devoted her research career to sustainable technologies, including thin-film photovoltaics and energy-efficient windows, and she is just starting to pursue a sustainable metallurgy startup.

Shreya Dave’s startup Via Separations, a Greentown Labs member company, creates filtration systems aimed at slashing energy requirements for industrial separation processes. Via is at the production scale-up stage, running on-site pilot demonstrations.

Through Takachar, Kevin Kung has launched a system for transforming crops and forest residue into marketable products while reducing pollution and carbon emissions made by burning the material. It’s his second startup.

Moderators: Katherine MacDonald, Greentown Labs Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Ilan Gur, CEO of Activate

  • 5:30-6:15pm — Arrival, networking

  • 6:30-7:30pm — Panel discussion

  • 7:30-8:30pm — Networking

About Cyclotron Road:

Cyclotron Road is a fellowship program, co-managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activate, an independent nonprofit. As Cyclotron Road Fellows, leading technology innovators spend two years advancing a project with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, Cyclotron Road has awarded nearly $18 million directly to 55 fellows who have gone on to generate more than $100 million in early-stage funding to support their projects. Learn more here.

About EnergyBar:

EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' networking event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community.

Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you're looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems.

Suggested dress is shop floor casual. Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation.

Hope to see you there!

Questions? We have answers! FAQs:

*What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Greentown Labs does not have any parking but we're a short 1-mile walk from the Harvard MBTA station down Kirkland and Washington Streets. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. We offer indoor bike parking on-site and the two closest Hubway stations are at Conway Park and Union Square.

*What's the dress code?

Feel free to dress business casual, but please note if you'd like to explore the lab during the event you'll need to have closed-toe shoes on. Safety first!

*Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Save the paper! No need to print your ticket.

*How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You could send a drone with a message but it's probably easiest to just send an email; please reach out to Jackie Johnson at :)

Please note that by registering to attend this event you are accepting these terms: You acknowledge that alcohol will be served and all attendees are subject to be ID'ed (only those 21+ will be served); You consent to your image or likeness being used in content associated with the event; You release Greentown Labs and all partners from any and all liability stemming from any event-related incident.

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