Beth Zonis

Beth directs the Northeast region of the Cleantech Open, the world’s oldest and largest accelerator for cleantech startups. She has over 25 years of experience in program strategy and management, business development and partnerships, marketing and communications, innovation and entrepreneurship. She spent five years at MIT, including at the MIT Media Lab, building innovation ecosystems in Russia and India. Prior to her work at MIT, Beth started and ran a marketing and sustainability consulting firm. Earlier in her career, Beth spent 10 years at IBM; in her last role there marketing energy-efficient data center solutions. Early in her career, Beth worked for two startups, one of which grew from five employees to over 1000. Beth was a mentor in the Cleantech Open for 9 years. 

Beth holds a BA, cum laude, from Wellesley College, an MBA from Boston University, a Certificat de Science Politique from Sciences Po in Paris, a Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Southern Maine, and a Certificate in Venture Mentoring Services from MIT. She speaks French and Spanish. She plays squash, swims, kayaks and hikes, and enjoys spending time with her family.