Partners and Investors

The Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) was established in July 2015 as the advisory and coordination body on entrepreneurship programs at Princeton University. PEC works closely with existing campus organizations to enable Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way with a mission is to engage the Princeton Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through educational programming, mentoring and funding in collaborative spaces.

Cyclotron Road supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance technology projects with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, nearly $18 million to 56 fellows who have gone on to generate more than $100 million in funding to support their projects. Cyclotron Road’s mission is to empower science innovators to advance their ideas from concept to viable first product, positioning them for broad societal impact in the long term.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies prior to private-sector investment. ARPA-E identifies awardees that develop entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy with the potential to radically improve U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and environmental well being. ARPA-E empowers America's energy researchers with funding, technical assistance, and market readiness.

Focused on discovering and advancing emerging clean technologies with the potential to dramatically alter the future global energy landscape, GCxN partners early-stage companies with the resources, expertise, and world class facilities available through the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Shell’s incubator program, to reduce technology development risk and accelerate tech to market. Cleantech start-ups are referred by NREL’s network of channel partners with finalists selected after reviews by technology experts at both NREL and Shell.

Chrysalix is an award-winning technology-focused venture capital company with a long history of building and commercializing innovations for resource intensive industries such as utilities & electric power, chemicals & advanced materials, manufacturing, etc. With a long history commercializing step-change innovation, Chrysalix invests in early in breakthrough innovations at the heart of science and technology that are driving disruptive impact in the resource intensive industries.

For 40 years, America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF has helped startups and small businesses transform their ideas into marketable products and services. We focus on high-risk, high-impact technologies — those that show promise but whose success hasn’t yet been validated — and each year, we award $200 million in funding to entrepreneurs across the country. America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF has a diverse portfolio across technology areas and markets including IoT, edtech, smart health, robotics, and more.

Incite helps to transform and bring big ideas to fruition through funding, networking, and advisory. The organization is comprised of Incite Ventures (an investment fund that supports mission-driven enterprises through investments), Incite Labs (501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that makes grants and program-related investments to further charitable, educational, and scientific purposes), and Incite Politics (the work of Incite’s founders, Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers, to organize and support initiatives to pass legislation).