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September 12, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Southeast Shoutouts | Georgia Cleantech Innovation Hub launched

RevTech Labs has announced the participants in Cohort 19 of its twice-a-year program, and Birmingham convinces another start-up to relocate to the city.

From Atlanta, GA:

The Georgia Cleantech Innovation Hub is a non-profit coalition of cleantech ecosystem partners across the state, led by the Greenhouse Accelerator, an Alpharetta-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has been supporting cleantech entrepreneurs in Georgia for more than 10 years.

According to the Hub’s webpage, its purpose is to harness innovation and build a robust pipeline of cleantech start-ups that drive economic growth, create the jobs of the future, and make significant societal and environmental impacts across all segments of our society. The Accelerator educates, advises, and financially supports entrepreneurs in early-stage green/clean technology start-ups in order to achieve sustainable economic development and to create local sustainable jobs.

According to the press release announcing the Georgia Cleantech Innovation Hub, the group’s efforts center around four areas of focus:

  • Creating the places where cleantech innovators meet, connect, and build;
  • Building an accessible, hyperconnected community of cleantech experts;
  • Implementing fit-for-purpose education programs to grow local expertise; and
  • Fostering the innovation and sustainability culture in a way that is uniquely Georgia.

From Charlotte, NC:

RevTech Labs has announced Cohort 19 of its twice-a-year 12-week hybrid accelerator program for post-revenue fintech and insurtech start-ups from around the world. The newest cohort includes 15 start-ups: Bubble Insurance, Crema, Cheese Financial Inc.,
Cyvatar, DigsFact, FutureMoney, Home Lending Pal, Kredete, Piñata Rent, Rehicle
Redkik, Suma Wealth, TidalWave, Talisman, and Vero Technologies.

Founded in 2012, RevTech Labs is considered one of the top financial technology accelerators in the world.

From Birmingham, AL:

A start-up with a workflow automation software platform that is focused on travel agency business operations for independent and enterprise-scale travel advisers is relocating from Austin to the city after an investment from Birmingham’s Alabama Futures Fund (AFF).

That’s according to a recent article in Alabama Inno which said the company – Sequense Corporation – made the decision as a result of the combined efforts of AFF and Birmingham Bound. It’s the second announcement of its type in just a few months.

From Tampa, FL:

Tampa Bay Wave has announced a new initiative crafted explicitly for start-ups at the seed to Series A stage where Latino or Latina founders hold at least a 50 percent stake in ownership, control, and daily operations.

Known as the “LatinTech Accelerator,” it is described as a roughly 100-day program that includes both in-person and virtual activities. Companies are not required to be based in Tampa, and the program is anticipated to begin the week of November 13 and conclude on February 29, 2024.

Application deadline is October 6. To learn more and also link to the application, click here.

From Arlington, TX:

The Founders Arena WealthTech Accelerator has announced its first cohort of six companies in that sector including one from Atlanta and three others from the U.S. The 10-week program is a partnership with First Rate Inc., SEI, and the City of Arlington.

According to previous news releases, the accelerator will feature a combination of remote and in-person programming and will be headquartered out of the new First Rate campus in North Arlington. It comes after the Arlington Economic Development Corporation approved a three-year performance grant of up to $1.5 million for First Rate, which recently completed nearly $1 million in campus renovations.

The facility—which offers 17,650 square feet of co-working space for lease—will play host to the accelerator’s participants throughout the program.

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