To be part of a competitively-selected cohort of startup and/or seed stage ventures who offer new technologies, or novel applications of existing technologies, aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and/or transportation sector.
Rural economies nationwide and around the globe are struggling to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels particularly in transportation and heating. As extreme weather events become more prevalent, the need for innovation in the private sector has never been more real.
Vermont is a leader in the incubation and development of forward-thinking energy businesses and is making a concerted effort to attract the next generation of climate-friendly businesses to the state in an effort to accelerate their success.
Consider some of the challenges and opportunities that we face in Vermont that are also applicable throughout the world. Some examples would include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Solutions to make electric transportation more affordable, accessible, and widely-available;
- New electric vehicle recharging infrastructure for homes, businesses, and the public;
- New technology to help utilities interface with electric charging infrastructure to manage demand or send price signals or enable dynamic or other rates;
- New air-source and ground-source heat pump technologies, including demand management and boiler-compatible;
- Advanced biomass and biofuel solutions for homes, businesses, and public-sector institutions;
- Solar water heating solutions;
- District heating technologies and applications.
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May 10, 2019
May 28-31, 2019
July 9-12, 2019
August 12-15, 2019
Who should apply?
Entrepreneurs participating in Accel-VT come from Vermont and around the U.S. and Canada, typically at a startup or seed stage of development. Companies with at least two team members, demonstrated market adoption in the form of a pilot or paying customer and some level of investment or grant other than founder capital are encouraged to apply. Apply Now.
“In Vermont, the transportation sector represents our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Similarly, in Burlington, transportation is the largest source of local greenhouse gas emissions. At Burlington Electric Department, we see an opportunity to help our customers and all of our ratepayers benefit from efforts to expand electric transportation.” Read more…
DID YOU KNOW?
Accel-VT offers cohort members more than 35 hours of time with mentors, investors and potential customers?