Entrepreneurs in Residence


The Clean Tech Center works with High Tech Rochester (HTR) and NYSERDA to offer executive level mentoring and management EIR’s to provide high-level assistance to early-stage companies through subject matter experts.

EIR's continue to enter the program, so click here for the most updated list and bio's

How does the program work?

The Clean Tech Center identifies a company that could benefit from the NYSERDA EIR program and works with HTR to select from a pool of qualified EIRs. Services are free of charge to the company. The EIR engagement is project driven, with a scope of work, timeline and milestones.

Companies may receive assistance such as:

  • Business plan writing
  • Business plan/investor presentations
  • Marketing approaches/implementationst
  • Staffing for growth
  • Budget and finance management
  • Resource planning
  • Management selection
  • Strategic partnering
  • Seeking additional financing/funding sources
  • Operations planning and scale-up
  • Technology development planning
  • Board composition and management

How do companies participate in the program?

If a company has been accepted as Clean Tech Center portfolio client, or is participating in a NYSERDA program, contact The Clean Tech Center to initiate the process and determine if there could be a fit. The Clean Tech Center will bring the request forward to HTR and NYSERDA for determination, and will work with you to develop a project scope.

How to become an EIR?

Ideal EIR’s are experienced executive level managers who have been involved in technology-based enterprises, preferably including startups, with the ability to relate previous experiences, skills, and acquired knowledge appropriately to a client. If you are interested or know someone who has the right qualifications, contact HTR Program Director, Doreen Kula, at 585-214-0581/ doreen.kula@htr.org