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Greentown Labs calls for applicants from Texas universities for climatetech bootcamp
Greentown Labs is calling for student entrepreneurs, faculty, and staff from Texas universities to enroll in their climatetech bootcamp.
The course is part of the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E) program, a collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Rice University, and Prairie View A&M University—powered by Greentown Labs and MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship. The free bootcamp will run from Sept. 22-24 at Greentown Labs and the deadline to apply is Aug. 27.
Participants will learn from faculty from several Texas universities and instructors from the Climate & Energy Ventures Course at MIT.
“Throughout the weekend, participants will learn from leading academic minds in the field of energy innovation, and they will work together on collaborative projects that could be the genesis of a new enterprise. They will leave the program with enhanced readiness to tackle one of the biggest problems humanity has ever faced,” reads a statement about the program.
TEX-E is seeking participants with interest in one or more areas within the intersection of energy and entrepreneurship:
- Mobility and Transport
- Food, Agriculture, and Land Use
- Industry Manufacturing, and Resource Management
- Built Environment
- Financial Services
- Climate Change Management and Reporting
- GHG Capture, Removal, and Storage
Once the bootcamp is over, participants will join the TEX-E network and be eligible for follow-up opportunities, including: networking events, job postings, cross-learning with MIT, career fairs, on-campus events, and pitch competitions.
TEX-E previously sponsored a multi-round startup competition for Texas students who are creating companies focused on moving the energy transition forward. The winners were collectively awarded $50,000 in prizes.