IN2 is more than an incubator. We comprise an entire ecosystem of industry, technology, and market experts – our Channel Partners and advisory boards.
The IN2 Channel Partners are an ecosystem of more than 60 cleantech, agtech, and sustainability focused incubators, accelerators, and universities that serve as an innovation pipeline by referring start-up companies to the program.
IN2 relies on these critical partners to send their best and brightest portfolio companies to apply to the program when each cohort application round is announced. Additionally, Channel Partners participate in the program by receiving competitive and non-competitive grants to grow and improve the cleantech ecosystem in their regions.
Companies that apply go through selection rounds with NREL or Danforth Center researchers, the Wells Fargo Board of Directors, and the IN2 External Advisory Boards – our industry experts.
The external advisory boards play a significant role in the IN2 program as they ultimately determine the companies accepted into the program. They provide insights and expertise in sector trends, challenges, and opportunities and some technical understanding around technologies, both traditional and emerging.
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND HOUSING BOARD
The housing and commercial buildings board consists of industry and academic experts in the built environment space.
SENIOR VP, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, TAVISTOCK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER, DUPONT PERFORMANCE BUILDING SOLUTIONS
PRINCIPAL, BUILDINGS, ADL VENTURES
VP, GLOBAL PRODUCT MANAGER, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY MANAGMENT, JLL
GLOBAL INNOVATION MANAGER, GENERAL MOTORS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MODULAR BUILDING INSTITUTE
PE, LEED FELLOW, DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING, SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
SENIOR VP OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, TOLL BROTHERS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROGRAM + ENGAGEMENT, HOUSING INNOVATION ALLIANCE
RURAL STUDIO ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, AUBURN UNIVERSITY
FOOD, ENERGY, WATER NEXUS BOARD
The food, energy, water nexus board consists of industry and academia experts in the various aspects of the food value chain and its environmental impacts.
DIRECTOR OF POLICY, DAUGHERTY WATER FOR FOOD INSTITUTE
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, GATES FOUNDATION
VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
OWNER, JORDAN ASSOCIATES
PRESIDENT, ANDMORE ASSOCIATES, LLC.
Nanda Kumar Puthucode
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & GLOBAL HEAD OF VENTURES, BUNGE
OPEN INNOVATION LEAD, BAYER
DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE INNOVATION, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
OPERATING PARTNER, LEWIS & CLARK AGRIFOOD
PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCES, NC A&T
WELLS FARGO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
This strategic board is comprised of executives and senior managers from Wells Fargo, representing more than a dozen lines of business, guiding the strategic elements of the program.
Board members provide applicant feedback as well as subject-matter expertise related to commercial buildings, sustainability, agtech, cleantech and environmental finance, legal, supply chain, government relations and much more.
HEAD OF SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH PHILANTHROPY
EVP, DIVISION EXECUTIVE, TECHNOLOGY BANKING GROUP
CLIMATE STRATEGY AND INNOVATION LEADER
SENIOR VP, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY CONSULTANT, CORPORATE PROPERTIES
VP, CORPORATE PROPERTIES ENERGY MANAGEMENT LEADER
SENIOR VP, CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
SENIOR VP OF CORPORATE PROPERTIES
SENIOR VP, COMMUNITY LENDING & INVESTMENT; CAPITAL MARKETS MANAGER, ALTERNATIVE EQUITY GROUP
SENIOR VP AND HEAD OF CLEANTECH BANKING
SENIOR VP, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS