Currently, OffGridBox is headquartered at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States. Located in Somerville, MA, and operating a 100,000 sq. ft. campus, Greentown Labs enables entrepreneurs to solve today’s biggest energy and environmental problems by providing access to the resources, labs, and funding they need to thrive. At Greentown Labs, we deeply believe in the impact that innovative clean technologies will have on the world, and we know the relentless human energy of a few scientists, engineers and business people can make a big difference.
At CES 2017, OffGridBox was honored to receive the The Not Impossible Ignition Award made Possible by National Grid and Hawaiian Electric Company. Not Impossible Awards not only demonstrated some of the most innovative and life changing technologies, but presented the work of hard working engineers through compelling and beautiful short documentaries. Not Impossible Labs and Not Impossible Foundation continue to work closely with our team for media support, technology partners, and funding.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, OffGridBox is grateful to work with Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to develop technologies for rural areas across the globe. MassCEC has awarded a series of grants for research and development and through employment opportunities in order to help scale our business. Additionally, they have helped to link us with inspiring and knowledgeable mentors in the industry, giving crucial feedback for the development of a sustainable business.
After acceptance to the accelerator program in early 2017, Techstars not only invested, but introduced our founders to the Boston startup ecosystem. Additionally, the program helped OffGridBox define an exponential business model, enabling an early seed round in order to establish a US headquarters and begin international development in Rwanda. Due to our traction after the program, Techstars Ventures invested and continues to support us with introductions to key partners and funders.
OffGridBox became a MassChallenge finalist in the summer of 2017. Determined to make the best of the MassChallenge network, we made many contacts and finished the program as the #1 company in Cleantech, taking home the top prize of $100k. We are proud to be an alumn and look forward to staying in the network and attending future events.