Lauren Bigelow

Lauren Bigelow

Executive Director

Lauren is a senior executive and serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience leading innovative companies and initiatives. She has assisted privately held startup technology, energy, cleantech, IT, and fintech companies from the inception through the growth stage of their business.

Lauren is a strategy creator and a builder. She previously served as CEO of Growth Capital Network (GCN), a Michigan-based firm that provides strategy, analytic, and impact evaluation services to the corporate, foundation and non-profit community; North American Commercial Director for New Energy Finance, the leading independent provider of information and research to investors in the clean energy markets; and Managing Director of Cleantech Group where she oversaw the firm’s technology and entrepreneur pipelines. In addition, Lauren created and ran Accelerate Michigan, the globe’s first $1,000,000 business innovation competition, taking it from a simple concept to six years and $7.7M of funding.