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Techstars announces participants in third cohort of Birmingham-based accelerator

The 10 entrepreneurs participating in the third cohort of the “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator” have been announced.

The newest group includes:

  • Eneryield, a Swedish company that has developed software that predicts and localizes severe cable faults that can cause outages in power grids;
  • Solar Unsoiled, a Durham, NC-based company focused on cleaning optimization analytics for the solar industry;
  • Ecolytics, based in Washington, DC and working to help companies turn their impact into an asset through a single platform for sustainability services;
  • PowerTechs, based in Providence, RI that has developed a human resources and education solution connecting renewable energy technicians with employers and upskilling opportunities;
  • Idyllo, another start-up from the Nation’s Capital, that is a home improvement marketplace curated for individuals and the home;
  • WhyGrene, a distributed energy software platform from Seattle that balances power supply and demand;
  • Rivalia Chemical Co., based in New York, that extracts rare earth elements from waste materials;
  • Hop In Technologies, a Toronto mobility software company designing logistics systems for daily commuting;
  • Latimer Controls from Boulder, CO that is developing advanced solar power plant control software; and
  • ShipShape Urban Farms, the sole Alabama-based start-up – it’s from Mobile – that describes itself as a smart energy partner for profitable, modular, controlled environment agriculture.

The first two cohorts of the accelerator have raised a combined $150 million and employ more than 200 people. Sponors are Alabama Power, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), Alabama Department of CommerceAltecPowerSouth, University of AlabamaSouthern Research and Hardware Park.

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