Be Green Hub
Bethesda Green’s incubator program started in 2009 as the first sustainability-focused incubator in the Washington, DC region, under the umbrella of Bethesda Green, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by local entrepreneur, Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman, and Montgomery County council member George Leventhal. The incubator has worked with over 46 companies and non-profit organizations, of which over 80% remain in business.
The incubator was relaunched in 2017 as the Be Green Hub. The new four year incubator program, which provides ongoing support to companies through the business cycle, begins with a six month curated curriculum designed to accelerate post-idea stage, growth focused green and social impact for-profit startups that promote sustainability, and contribute to the local community and global economy. Services include targeted training and mentoring, networking opportunities with a diverse network of business, industry, and government officials, and access to capital and market connections. The Be Green Hub goes beyond a pure incubator model by responding to business and consumer demand for sustainable products and services and by partnering with other regional organizations to reach the broader community. Acceptance is based upon potential for growth and impact, and mission compatibility.