Active Energy Systems, one of the three start-ups comprising cohort one of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Innovation Crossroads” program, and Peroxygen Systems, another local start-up, were selected as two of the 20 finalists in the highly competitive 76West Clean Energy Competition.
The event is focused on growing entrepreneurs and attracting resources from the U.S. and around the world to build clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier region. The competition offers $20 million in prize money and support services, including a $1 million top prize.
Active Energy was co-founded by Knoxville native Mitch Ishmael who earned his doctorate at Cornell University, while Peroxygen Systems was co-founded by Ming Qi pitched to a panel of eight judges and is now waiting for the results. You can read our recent in-depth article on Peroxygen Systems here and one on Active Energy here.