Startups that grow in a supportive and connected environment are more likely to be successful. We partner with others to provide additional resources and opportunities for the entire community.
Energy Co-Working Hub
Energy Foundry is a co-founder and anchor tenant for Coalition:Energy, a unique shared work space for the energy community. Centrally located in downtown Chicago, the space is home to over 40 energy organizations including startups, investors, nonprofits, and global corporations.
We have welcomed highly distinguished visitors like Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and have become the place for energy events in Chicago- including The Current, our monthly networking event.
Energy Cluster Growth
Energy Foundry co-manages the Smart Grid Cluster with the expert service partners to provide a combination of business, technical, and financing support for small businesses and startups. Participating companies have closed $85M in contracts and private capital.
The Smart Grid Cluster is a public-private-parternship supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration to drive growth of Illinois’ energy innovation economy.