Katherine MacDonald

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Katie is an entrepreneurship enthusiast with experience in international development, business acceleration, and strategic partnerships within the cleantech sector.  As Greentown Labs’ Director of Strategic Partnerships Katie is responsible for catalyzing Greentown’s corporate innovation programs, investor program and external partnerships. She oversees Greentown Labs’ internal accelerator, dubbed Greentown Launch, in which Greentown Labs partners with at least one strategic partner to identify and derisk startups for potential investment and partnership.

As the former Executive Director of Cleantech Open Northeast, Katie led the region’s premier cleantech business accelerator for three years. Under Katie’s leadership, the accelerator saw record breaking application numbers, a 100% recommendation rate from startups, and the first National prize in the Northeast chapter’s history. In 2016, Katie also represented Cleantech Open at the White House for World Water Day. Katie has worked for organizations including, the World Bank, 350.org, and Amherst College to build innovation programs, organize communities, and drive sustainable impact.

Katie enjoys the great outdoors and painting and is a big foodie (her new favorite spot is Tasting Counter – Greentown Labs next door neighbor and Best of Boston Fine Dining 2016).

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

 

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