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October 08, 2020 | Tom Ballard

TAEBC announces newest graduates from “Energy Mentor Network” program

Five Tennessee energy start-ups – all members of Cohort 2 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – have also graduated from the “Energy Mentor Network,” a rigorous mentorship program that cultivates energy entrepreneurship across the state.

Their graduation from the mentoring program coincides with their completion of the two-year Fellowship effort that ORNL runs with funding from both the U.S. Department of Energy and TVA.

The new graduates of the “Energy Mentor Network” are Eonix, Nth Cycle, TCPoly, Lux Semiconductors, and Ascend Manufacturing. With the exception of Eonix, we have published recent updates on the progress that each company made prior to graduating from “Innovation Crossroads.” The update on Eonix publishes Monday.

Run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) in partnership with Launch Tennessee, the “Energy Mentor Network” equips promising young companies with the tools and connections to raise capital and scale their businesses to market success.

To reach graduation, the start-ups built investable pitch decks, finance models, and structured business plans and defended those plans before panels of established entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Learn more from the TAEBC news release (EMN graduation Corhort 2).



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