Mitch Tyson is the principal at Tyson Associates and is an experienced CEO, board member, entrepreneur, lecturer, and mentor who has advised and supported numerous entrepreneurs over the last ten years. Mitch dedicates much of his time and energy towards building the regional clean energy ecosystem while serving on a number of corporate, industry, government, academic, and non-profit boards.
He is co-founder and Chair of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, partner in the Clean Energy Venture Group (angel investing), and board member of Greentown Labs (incubator), the Acadia Center (policy research and advocacy) and NECEC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Mitch is an adjunct professor at the International Business School at Brandeis University where he teaches corporate sustainability. He mentors start-ups through a variety of programs including the Cleantech Open, MIT Clean Energy Prize, TiE Angels, BGI, and MassChallenge. He is also Chair of the Venture Café Foundation (innovation community building), board member of the John Adams Innovation Institute, the New England Israel Business Council, and formerly board member of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Co-Chair of the Mass. Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. He also currently serves on the board of Photronics (PLAB), Big Belly Smart City Solutions, 7AC Technologies, and Leading Edge Crystal Technology.
In 2017 Mitch received the “Decade of Influence Award” by the Northeast Clean Energy Council and in 2008 he was named a Mass High Tech All-Star for his leadership in the clean energy sector. Between 1987 and 2010 Mitch was CEO of several high tech and clean tech companies. Earlier he was science advisor and legislative assistant for energy and science policy to US Senator Paul Tsongas. Mitch is a graduate of MIT with a BS in Physics, MS in Nuclear Eng., and MS in Political Science contributing to a specialization in energy technology and policy.