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 Commerce, Altec, PowerSouth, University of Alabama, Southern Research and Hardware Park.