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Sarah Maxted

Sarah Maxted


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Member SinceJun 9, 2015CoLab Points (actual)
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Sarah Jane Maxted is an industry cluster expert and innovation ecosystem specialist with almost 10 years of professional experience in research, business development and project management. She has spent significant time in the energy and environmental sector, including oil and gas, power and utilities, energy efficiency and renewable energy. She has led research and analysis and business development efforts for both public and private sector entities including Deloitte’s energy practice and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE National Laboratories. She developed and ran the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan; helping 750+ start-ups form and 70 ventures that have raised over $40M in follow-on funding. 

Ms. Maxted is currently directing two projects between Harvard and MIT: 1) Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) managing the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project; focusing on broader industry cluster growth and regional economic development under the direction of Professor Michael Porter, 2) MIT Sloan School of Management directing the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP); focusing on economic growth for specific global regions through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. Outside of formal engagements listed below, Ms. Maxted also strategically advises and independently contracts to energy start-up companies as well as incubator/accelerators and prize/challenge initiatives globally.

Originally from Colorado, she went to Duke University where she double majored in Energy Policy and Cultural Anthropology; Minor in Dance. She has also spent significant time in Washington, D.C. working for President Obama’s Administration.


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Clean Energy BackstopJun 28, 2016


Sarah Maxted is supporting proposal Clean Energy BackstopJun 28, 2016
Sarah Maxted joined the Climate CoLab communityJun 9, 2015