We are a Climate Impact Accelerator
VertueLab merges clean technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and impact investing to accelerate cleantech climate solutions that have the potential to reverse the climate crisis.
We are the conduit between the entrepreneurs at promising cleantech startups and the visionary donors and investors who empower them through support and access to capital.
For innovators - we deliver a unique suite of acceleration programs to help their companies grow and attract capital.
For funders - we amplify their philanthropic and economic development goals.
For impact investors - we are a conduit for direct investing for a combination of financial return and measurable impact.
From Oregon BEST to VertueLab
Our beginnings harken back to 2007 when we were formed as Oregon BEST, a non-profit economic development engine funded by the State of Oregon to support cleantech startups. As a powerful force providing access to critical support and funding, our mission is similar but has evolved even further. Today we are thrilled to introduce our new brand, VertueLab. VertueLab is a bridge between cleantech innovators and those who fuel their work with funding and investment.
We are innovating alongside our portfolio companies by developing new impact investing models to fuel their growth and the tools to measure the environmental and social impact that their success brings. Our strategy includes expanding our geographic reach deeper into the Pacific Northwest region.
We couldn’t be prouder to forge a new future ahead.
Our Track Record
Accelerating Cleantech Entrepreneurs
VertueLab offers a wide range of support and acceleration programs to startups - from mentorship and access to funders, to investor readiness, funding for prototypes, assistance obtaining R&D grants, university connections, and more - so those startups can go out and impact the world's greatest environmental and social challenges.
10 Years of Experience
Since we began in 2007 as Oregon BEST, the VertueLab team has partnered with funders and innovators in clean technologies to make a global environmental impact. Through a series of focused programs and funding opportunities, we advance promising technologies to market while helping innovators - and investors - find the resources they need to move their vision forward.
“I would definitely recommend that other startups apply for a VertueLab investment.
The amount of wisdom, experience, and knowledge they bring to bear is tremendous.”
— Sce Pike, CEO of IOTAS