Thank you, Supporters

It takes a village to create new companies that will change the world.  MEIA relies on a combination of cash and in-kind contributions from government, foundations, and companies across America.  

key funders

Maryland Clean Energy Center


 The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is a corporate instrumentality of the state created by the General Assembly with a statute-directed mission to advance clean energy and energy efficiency products, services, and technologies as part of a specific economic development strategy. 


MCEC has an economic development mission to advance the adoption of clean energy, and energy efficiency products, services and technologies. 

Exelon Corporation


Exelon is a Fortune 100 energy company with the largest number of electricity and natural gas customers in the U.S. Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada and had 2018 revenue of $36 billion. Exelon serves approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through its Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco subsidiaries. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,000 megawatts of nuclear, gas, wind, solar and hydroelectric generating capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. 

Carbon Technology Institute


 The Carbon Technology Institute was founded in 2019 to accelerate the creation and adoption of new technologies and new products that are carbon-negative and carbon-neutral. Why?  Because we want to take action to save our environment. Carbon-focused technology has the potential to transform industries such as building materials, chemicals, plastics, fuels, and more while mitigating and reversing climate change. With the launch of Federal Tax Credits for carbon extraction and beneficial use / sequestration, plus select state and local incentives, now is a great time to launch new carbon technology businesses.    The Carbon Technology Institute will help the industry grow and succeed. 

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute


 The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute will provide a platform to catalyze basic research into new technology while stimulating economic growth and improving millions of lives across the state of Maryland. The Institute will bring together science, industry, government and economic leaders to develop new energy technologies and facilitate the transfer of technology ideas into a reality. Through this truly interdisciplinary team, the institute will develop solutions to global and local energy problems (i.e. cleaner and renewable energy solutions; more efficient use and storage of energy) and assist the transfer of knowledge and resources to the public in addition to transitioning the research into marketable products and services through locally based entrepreneurial ventures. 

professional services partners



 Banner Witcoff is the trusted partner of choice for protecting and enforcing intellectual property. We provide sound legal guidance and inventive IP solutions to power business—for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. In 2020, we are proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our firm. Since 1920, we have been at the forefront of intellectual property law, trying cases before the Supreme Court and providing representation for some of the world’s most innovative organizations. Our technical and legal knowledge and experience are complemented by our passion for IP law, allowing us to serve clients in a competitive, ever-changing landscape. 

Nelson Mullins


Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 diversified firm of attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals across 25 offices serving clients in more than 100 practice areas. Nelson Mullins' alternative energy team helps clients navigate the evolving nature of the energy landscape, with experience representing national wind and solar trade associations, large corporations seeking to purchase renewable energy, renewable energy developers, and other energy companies. Nelson Mullins’ clients range from Fortune 500 companies to private equity and venture funds and portfolio companies to emerging growth companies and start-ups.  

Snyder Cohn


Founded in 1927, Snyder Cohn, PC is one of the leading locally-owned CPA and advisory firms in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area specializing in a broad range of accounting, audit and tax services with a concentration in working with technology companies. At Snyder Cohn, we have a renowned reputation in the community for advising start-up and emerging companies at critical junctures such as business formation, financing and organizational or ownership changes, including mergers, acquisitions, sale of
business, liquidation or leadership succession.

Paley Rothman



Founded in 1972, Paley Rothman is one of the leading law firms in the region and is known for its outstanding client service and sophisticated practices. Paley Rothman has developed a loyal base of clients who appreciate its competitive pricing, efficiency, collegiality and knowledge. Our attorneys provide legal counsel in a wide-range of diverse and demanding areas, including corporate transactions, tax, real estate, employment law, estate planning, family law, litigation and other matters for clients nationally and throughout the area. The depth and diversity of our practice areas supports the team-oriented approach we take in handling the most complex legal matters.