Director of Partnerships and Funding
Sterling, Virginia, United States
Jade Garrett is the Founder of Positive Deviancy. A platinum level connector organization for the Department of Energy's American-Made Network and has over 5 years of experience with the American-Made Challenge Programs connecting early-stage startups get innovation funding. Jade has supported over 150 different renewable energy startups which have cumulatively won over $3.5M in Innovation Funding from the DOE while Positive Deviancy was their Connector.
Most recently, they launched Positive Deviancy's Embryia Accelerator program where they provide tiered support services to early-stage renewable energy hard tech startups where they receive free support (0% equity and no Fee) to benchmark solar and battery tech startup hardware, assess technology readiness levels, receive DOE Innovation Funding support, and will be matched with field pilot community champion partners (Primarily in Rural or Underserved Locations) all over the US.
Jade loves being directly engaged with innovators and startups that are taking on solving climate change. The majority of her work for the past 15 years has been primarily focused in the entrepreneurship, renewable energy, hardware, and robotics space, she fully understands how to elevate and empower renewable energy startups to access idea stage funding to launch. She is one of the 2% of female founders who have raised VC investment, managed multiple hardware makerspaces, and has served on the Virginia Governor's Council for Youth Entrepreneurship.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM PDT