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Entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest are creating climate technologies that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a more resilient society. Specifically, startups headquartered in Washington have seen growth in the last few years thanks to support programs in place to help them reach the market.

VertueLab, a nonprofit organization that serves climate entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest is celebrating their recent investment in the Seattle company, BlueDot Photonics. BlueDot is creating higher-performing, longer-lasting, and less expensive solutions for solar energy and they just closed their Series Seed led by VoLo Earth Ventures.

In addition to BlueDot Photonics, VertueLab has assisted and supported Washington company, Sironix Renewables, which creates plant-based products to replace petroleum-based ingredients in shampoos, detergents and cleaners. The company recently moved into a large research facility in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle and closed its Series Seed as well.

Another Washington company making waves is the Tacoma based company, Aquagga, who recently won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS Challenge and is an alumni of the VertueLab co-led accelerator, Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator.

Learn more about these up-and-coming startups and how you can help accelerate their growth.