Click here to apply for the Eco Lab Program 2024

Scroll down to learn more about the Eco Lab Program 2024


Applications now OPEN — Please contact if you have any questions.

We are so proud to welcome you to the application page for the New Haven Climate/Entrepreneurship Lab! An initiative intended to provide young people the chance to develop clean energy solutions while also engaging in activities that will develop their entrepreneurship skills. The project is possible because of the American Made Innovation Prize that was awarded to Gather New Haven in 2022. We are currently seeking students and aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 30 to participate in the program. Currently, the program is expected to be held twice per week on Monday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and will require at least 2 hours on Saturday of independent preparation and skill development.


Gather New Haven has partnered with MakeHaven to develop a concept program, The New Haven Climate-Entrepreneurship Creative Lab (NHECL), through a mutual interest in cultivating environmentally-focused entrepreneurship on the local level. The proposed initiative aims to increase awareness and contributions from underrepresented groups in STEM fields by recruiting and supporting young, purpose-driven aspiring entrepreneurs in developing and prototyping equitable clean energy solutions at MakeHaven that are responsive to community needs. The program will provide startup guidance and enable young (generally 18-30) entrepreneurs to develop a strong pitch for their climate-technology projects.

The Lab will also give participants the opportunity to be exposed to seminars, motivational speakers, and various forms of dynamic curriculum to assist in developing an educational understanding of business development, maintaining and sustaining a business, pitching a prototype, and understanding the marketplace. Specifically we want the students to understand these concepts within the green/climate change sector.

All participants will be eligible for two $500  performance based stipends that will be disseminated based on achievement, attendance, and commitment to the program. Gather New Haven will provide supplies, necessary amenities, and administrative support.


Stay up to date with what's going on at
Gather New Haven