The Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator ("MEIA") was created in 2019 by the Maryland Clean Energy Center ("MCEC").  MCEC has an economic development mission to advance the adoption of clean energy, and energy efficiency products, services and technologies.


MEIA's mission is to create investible clean energy businesses. An investible business has the momentum and credibility to obtain third party investment to grow its operations and launch/grow its business.

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The MEIA Team

Brian Toll, Director of the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

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Brian focuses on MEIA's administration, sponsorship and partnership development, recruiting founders, executives, and partners, and event planning. 

Ben Margolis, Commercialization Program Manager

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Ben focuses on making teams successful by acting as project manager. Ben manages the teams' interactions with MEIA's resources including Executives-In-Residence, In-Kind Sponsors, and Strategic Partners.

I. Katherine Magruder, Executive Director of the Maryland Clean Energy Center

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Kathy provides strategic oversight and guidance. Kathy enables MEIA to leverage the deep reach and relationships in Maryland's energy ecosystem to support MEIA's teams.