In the News…

June 6, 2019
Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Announces 2019 Cohort
Selected startups are developing new clean technologies ranging from concrete made from hemp and coatings that boost solar panel efficiency, to EV retrofits for cargo fleets and a conversion process for plastics.

May 7, 2019
CO2-Saving Wind Tower Foundation Wins National Attention, Prize
RUTE Foundations, a VertueLab-supported company, has gained national recognition for its modular wind turbine tower foundation that uses 75% less concrete, cuts CO2 emissions, and lasts longer that currents systems.

May 1, 2019
Firms Partner with Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
Partnerships with Craft3 and Dorsey & Whitney LLP will better position cleantech startups in the 2019 accelerator cohort to secure early funding and access to critical legal and business mentorship.

April 3, 2109
Ampere Scientific Awarded $700,000 SBIR Grant
The VertueLab-supported company developing a technology that improves the quality and safety of specialty metals while cutting energy use wins Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the NSF.

March 27, 2019
Lead Sponsor Announced for Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
The Toyota Mobility Foundation will be the $25,000 lead sponsor of the accelerator’s 2019 program.

March 13, 2019
Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Announces Grant Winners, 2019 Application Period
Accelerator awards $220,000 in grants to five startups and announces that the 2019 application period is now open through April 17.

March 6, 2019
VertueLab Wins IN2 Channel Partner Award
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) has announced that VertueLab is one of only 13 organizations nationwide to receive a prestigious IN2 Channel Partner Award this year.

December 7, 2018
At VertueLab, the Climate is Right for Change

December 4, 2018
Startup Developing Tethered Energy Drone System
Wins Fourth SBIR Grant

October 10, 2018
Cleantech Startups Win Awards, Prize Money from Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
Winners include a plant-based detergent, a process that produces vodka from excess whey, a micro-hydro energy system, and a technology that enables lower cost hydrogen for fuel cells.

September 27, 2018
Brave New World for Impact Investing
As Impact Investing gains popularity, it addresses new challenges that VertueLab’s model is helping to solve.

September 26, 2018
Video: Current Trends in Impact Investing, Philanthropy
Arnerich Massena’s Katherine Fox opened the VertueLab Impact Summit talking about current trends in impact investing and impact philanthropy.

September 16, 2018
Matchmaking for environmentally minded startup companies

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Sept 12, 2018
Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Identify, Promote Sustainable Agriculture Technologies
Program to explore the nexus of food-water-energy, validate solutions to address agriculture’s environmental impact.

January 25, 2018
Technology Boosts Grape Quality, Saves Water
VertueLab makes impact investment in startup that's helping vintners save water while improving crop yields and flavor by fine-tuning plant stress.

February 13, 2018
Startups Land $450,000 in SBIR Grants
VertueLab-supported companies win NSF grants to advance technologies for nontoxic sunscreen ingredients and improved indoor air quality.

August 24, 2017
Tapping the Pressure in Water Pipes for Power
New technology converts pressure in water pipes running below cities, agricultural fields, and factories into electricity.

June 26, 2017
Solar-Powered Suncoolers Keep Food Cool
Sun-powered, rooftop-mounted ventilation units developed in Oregon helping cool U.S. military food supplies stored in cavernous California warehouse.