Chief of Staff
Elizabeth Barno is the Director of Corporate Development at Accion Systems, supporting the company’s strategic growth, business development and marketing efforts. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to the CEO of Accion, focusing on scaling the business, business aligning, communications, and strengthening systems and processes.
Prior to Accion Systems, Ms. Barno was the first employee and Community Director of Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America. She worked with over 150 pre-Series A hardware startups on operational and growth scaling. During Ms. Barno’s tenure at Greentown Labs, the member startups raised over $300M in funding and hired over 500 employees in the greater Boston area.
Ms. Barno holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and was awarded Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and was a finalist for MassTLC’s Emerging Executive of the Year.