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Nick Hartrich

Senior Partnerships Engagement Manager

“We are great. Let's be our best selves.” - Devon Shephard Thompson Moore III

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Nick supports Elemental Navigator members and startups by curating engaging and thoughtful experiences that drive strategic engagement between corporates and startups.  This is accomplished through technology deep dives, bespoke innovation challenges, Navigator Member summits, and whatever creative thinking the team will dream up next.  We dream big.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Nick joins with 20 years of experience in community engagement and clean energy innovation in the built environment.  He excels and convening entrepreneurs and thought leaders in authentic and immersive experiences around a central idea to shift sustainability to a mainstream mindset. His efforts have supported non-profit, startup, tribal, private, government, and utility sectors to create breakthroughs in global climate progress that is inspiring and equitable for all.  Winner of two Innovation Funds, he has led utility-scale impact supporting residential and commercial energy efficiency, renewable energy, and mobilityfocused projects in frontline communities. He helped design, lead and engage one of North America’s most influential sustainability networks at the International Living Future Institute and Cascadia Green Building Council. Nick is a LEED Accredited Professional, Living Future Accredited, and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.

Outside of the office

Nick supports artists and largescale art designed to influence community, enhance culture, and change policy. With an eye for (good) design, he creatively handbuilt two near net-zero homes out of a deconstructed 150-year-old church and former dairy barn, one of which became a popular Pacific Northwest acoustic music venue.  Ocean and island lover, he also finds zen riding his bicycle in the surrounding Cascade Mountains.