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ACTION Kicks Off Cleantech Incubator Roundtable Series with Best Practices for Cost-Effective Marketing and PR

June 23, 2014

Fall River, Mass (June 23, 2014) - ACTION, the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, with support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center,  hosted its first incubator roundtable at the  Newburyport CleanTech Center in Newburyport, MA. The topic of discussion was “Effective Marketing and Public Relations Strategies for Incubators on Tight Budgets.”  The event was facilitated by Jennifer Karin, of Matter Communications, also located in Newburyport, MA, with additional expertise contributed by ACTION sponsor, Marc Bane, of Bane Marketing and Communications.

Newburyport Cleantech Center moving to Amesbury, rebrands as Chestnut Innovation Center

June 12, 2014

CleanTech Grows in Amesbury

Amesbury Mayor Ken Gray and Newburyport CleanTech Center President Bob O’Brien today announced that the NCTC is locating its new Innovation Center in the former ARC Technologies building on Chestnut Street in Amesbury.

“Amesbury seemed like a perfect fit when we were looking for places to expand,” O’Brien said. “The City is making a commitment to attracting new businesses and job growth. At the same time, it has embraced ‘green community’ status and is making environmental awareness a community priority. That combination makes Amesbury the right place for us to locate our new facility.

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From Eviction To Expansion: How Greentown Labs Is Cleaning Up Tech And Going Global

June 11, 2014


Greentown Labs hosted a DEMO Day in October 2013, where entrepreneurs had the opportunity to present in front of investors and politicians. (Photo credit Greentown Labs)

Kerry Flynn, Forbes.com

In 2007, Sam White hoped to assist rural Indian farmers by providing affordable cold storage, so he founded Promethean Power Systems. Four years later, he unexpectedly bridged another gap, more close to home. What began simply as a quest to cut real estate costs became the creation of Greentown Labs, an incubator dedicated to cleantech startups.

From repeated evictions in the up-and-coming innovation hubs of the greater Boston area, White, with the help of three cofounders, established a resource-providing community that has since grown to occupy a 33,000-square-foot facility and serve 46 companies.

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abiHUB buys co-working space, rebrands as Alpha Loft

June 12, 2014


Keynote speaker Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal speaks during the Alpha Loft's (formerly abiHub) Party at Arms Park in Manchester on Thursday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

MANCHESTER — The recently rebranded abiHUB is undergoing an expansion that comes with yet another new moniker for the entrepreneurship center and business incubator.

At the annual Party at Arms fundraiser Thursday night in Arms Park, Mark Kaplan, the chief executive officer of abiHUB, and board chair Kyle York announced the organization has purchased the assets of Portsmouth co-working space Alpha Loft, hiring its founder and owner Joshua Cyr.

The joint organization will be called Alpha Loft.

Unlike abiHUB, Kaplan said, the name will be easier to pronounce. It will also better convey the organization’s purpose.

“Alpha represents strength and starting, as the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Loft isn’t only a place,” Cyr said. “It makes us think of our New Hampshire startups really taking off.”

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