Bethesda Green’s incubator program started in 2009 as the first sustainability-focused incubator in the Washington, DC region. Co-founded by a local entrepreneur, Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman, and Montgomery County council member George Leventhal, the incubator has worked with over 40 companies and non-profit organizations, of which 80% remain in business.

The program, now known as the Be Green Hub, is built on the premise of nurturing green and social impact start-ups to accelerate their success as viable companies with purpose. The Be Green Hub focuses on start-ups that are past the ideation stage, whose aim advances a sustainable, impactful and purposeful economy.

Our Impact

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Million dollars in economic impact since 2010
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Companies incubated since inception
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Mission-certified companies making a difference

Discover our program

  • Nurturing green and social impact start-ups
  • Progressive 6 month accelerator
  • Tools for mission-driven selected entrepreneurs
  • Long-term relationships

Jumpstart your business

  • Direct access to elite board of directors
  • Advice from targeted mentors
  • Staff with expertise and connections
  • Improve and expand your access to financing
  • Grow your customer base
  • Benefit from partners, professional services support, and on-site perks

Enjoy your new address

  •  Vibrant easy-to-access downtown Bethesda location
  • Secure 24/7 access for cohort companies
  • Large fully A/V equipped conference room (seats ~25 / up to 40)
  • 1 Gbps fast and reliable internet
  • Closed offices below market price

Be part of our community

  • Proven connections with local, regional businesses and government agencies
  • Collaboration with other Be Green Hub companies
  • Impact developed and expressed with  Be Impact

BE GREEN HUB NEWS & EVENTS

BE GREEN HUB MEMBER SPOLIGHTS

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Shea Yeleen is a social enterprise that empowers female-owned shea butter cooperatives in rural West Africa. Shea Yeleen products can be found in stores and spas, such as Whole Foods and MGM National Harbor Resort.

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Climate Decision helps businesses reduce losses caused by severe weather by providing information and customized solutions for risk assessment and business resilience.

THANKS TO OUR BE GREEN HUB SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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