Andrew Takacs

Business Development and Partnerships Manager

As Greentown Labs’ Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Andrew manages sponsor and partner relationships, and identifies new engagement opportunities of mutual value to our startups and partners. His mission is to support, build and facilitate strong, collaborative relationships between mission-driven startups and forward-thinking corporations in the cleantech space that are focused on solving big energy and environmental problems. 

Prior to joining Greentown Labs, Andrew worked with early stage startups and high tech professionals at High Tech Ventures, a boutique consultancy that has provided executive search, venture capital, and incubation services in the Greater Boston Area for over 20 years – best known for their incubation of and seed investment in Dropbox. As a System Administrator and Executive Assistant, he formed strong interpersonal skills within a competitive, fast-paced sales environment that support his diversified administrative, communications, and professional capabilities.

Andrew holds a master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Environmental Economics and Climate Change, with merit. His research presented a scalable life-cycle assessment framework to rapidly assess different energy provision pathways, address energy insecurity, and improve access to infrastructure funding in the Pacific. Before that, he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he completed degrees in Resource Economics and Business Management, completing both concurrently with honors.

Troubled by the economic and social vulnerabilities fossil fuel decency creates, Andrew is passionate about facilitating the acceleration and diffusion of technological solutions to mitigate global climate change. When he is not at work, he also enjoys playing guitar, traveling, and learning as much as possible about the changing energy landscape. An interesting fact about Andrew is that has lived abroad for five years between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. His exposure to energy provision in the Persian Gulf and broader Middle Eastern region complement his relevant academic and professional experience by providing both context and motivation that informs his work here at Greentown Labs.

You can connect with Andrew on Twitter, LinkedIn or via Email.

 

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