Accel-VT cohort members were selected based on their ability to help solve one of the most pressing electric grid issues facing the U.S. – how to integrate distributed renewable energy, efficiency, and storage technologies with the grid.
They were part of a competitively selected cohort of startup or seed stage ventures working to help solve the challenges related to the monitoring and control of distributed energy (e.g., storage, electric vehicles, solar, community scale wind, combined heat and power) to improve their value while providing safe, reliable, and affordable electric service to all customers.
Energy: 2017/18 Recap
DID YOU KNOW?
More than half of the mentors in the Energy: Winter 2017/18 Program were decisions makers or influencers in companies that were potential customers or partners of the cohort companies.
A.F. Mensah uses proprietary battery storage systems and advanced controls software to improve the economics of distributed solar power generation and to enhance the reliability and resiliency of the Electric Grid.
COI Energy Services provides customer engagement software to electric power companies to help them eliminate energy waste by providing energy optimization solutions to their business customers that monetizes excess energy capacity.
Dynamic Organics uses the controlled delivery of electric heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) loads combined with thermal storage to help balance intermittent distributed renewable generation – turning buildings into batteries.
Emrgy produces modular hydropower turbines that redefine hydropower to become a modular and flexible generation method similar to solar and wind, thereby enabling rapid deployment and growth of the world’s most reliable clean energy source.
Introspective Systems enables companies to solve complex problems using collaborative AI at the edge of control networks. Their product xGraph, empowers users to create software systems that can then adapt and evolve to solve problems.
Omega Grid is a blockchain transactional energy market software. They operate a spot market that balances the grid with market forces as opposed to traditional command & control DERMS solutions. They support the Distribution System Operator or Distribution System Platform utility business models.
Packetized Energy provides a highly-scalable, human-friendly solution for the coordination of distributed energy resources, enabling demand to follow variable supply in real time.
Skyven Technologies is pioneering a distributed energy solution for industrial heating with a patented technology that utilizes cutting edge heating techniques to power industrial operations with the sun; saving money and reducing their carbon footprint.
“The curriculum of the program, the connections to the seasoned energy community, and the relationships built with the other cohort companies will be impactful for us moving forward.”
After three months of intense focus, camaraderie and learning we are pleased to announce the Accel-VT Energy: 2017/18 cohort winners as selected by their peers. In the top spot is Emrgy Inc. of Atlanta Georgia and in a close second is A.F. Mensah of Hamilton, NJ.
DID YOU KNOW?
Accel-VT Energy: 2017/18 alumni Dynamic Organics and Introspective Systems formed a partnership and are working together on a micro-grid in Maine. Not only do Accel-VT cohort members make connections with potential customers they connect with each other.
At Accel-VT, we tap an innovative group of leaders who are subject matter experts and/or have deep entrepreneurial and investment experience, based on the needs of each cohort selected.
Accel-VT brought together thirty eight mentors comprised of industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, business advisors and investors. Cohort members worked directly with mentors throughout the program, rubbed elbows at social events and had many outside discussions about potential partnerships.
Partners & Sponsors
Accel-VT partners and sponsors were nationally recognized, innovative leaders in the renewable energy, efficiency, and distributed energy industry and were actively engaged with cohort members over the course of the accelerator.