New ClimateTech Studio Announces Leader
Jacqueline Ros Amable, the former CEO of Revolar Instinct Personal Safety Device, will be leading a new program to help innovators advance ideas. She will be managing director of the new ClimateTech program, which will be administered by NextCorps and SecondMuse. Through this new program, Ros Amable will help people form businesses and connect with potential investors.
With her own experience as a successful entrepreneur, Ros Amable will provide significant experience to people growing innovative companies. Her background includes work from Canada to Argentina, including serving as founder and CEO of Revolar Instinct Personal Safety Device, an app-enabled wearable technology that lets trusted contacts know an individual’s location. During this time, she became one of the first Latinas to raise millions from well-respected investors like Foundry Group. After selling the company, she worked for Techstars, as the Regional Director for the Americas. In this role, she provided coaching to entrepreneurs.
“The mission of the new ClimateTech accelerator—to foster innovation around manufacturing, sustainability and environmental justice—is well aligned with Jacqueline’s experience as an entrepreneur, coach, and mentor,” said James Senall, president, NextCorps. “Her shared vision for advancing New York’s ClimateTech initiatives, and helping others with their quest to build viable companies that can bring impactful solutions successfully to market, is a big asset as we further develop and grow this program.”
With this new accelerator, Ros Amable will recruit globally in search of the most innovative ideas. These start-ups will work to advance the clean energy technologies needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York State.
After an extensive review process, ClimateTech will offer selected cohort companies significant support, including mentor-driven education, connections, coaching, and the chance to secure up to $280,000 in funding. The ClimateTech accelerator is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).