Facilitating AccelVT Energy 2019 Cohort

Paul G. Silva

I often talk about how startups are the ones out there saving the world. This summer I have the delight of facilitating the newest cohort of the AccelVT Accelerator.

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Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems. The post Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation appeared first on VentureWell.

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A Mental Model for Prioritizing Your Startup's Energies

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve playing with a new mental model for early-stage startups: a pendulum. This pendulum oscillates between the limiting factors of the business at different stages. There only two limiting factors in this mental model: product and go to market. At the moment a startup is founded, the business is product limited. You can’t do much without a product. After the company establishes product market fit, the pendulum swings to go-to-market.

A Sneak Peak at Some LA Startup Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Have a quick view below for what is in store at our Upfront Summit – a little bit of LA startup energy and creativity. You disappeared? What the fork happened to you? And what’s up with this crazy new blog design? Well … more on that next week. I will tell more.

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i2E Inc. and the George Kaiser Family Foundation co-lead a $4 million investment in Tulsa-based THG Energy Solutions

Innovation 2 Enterprise

THG Energy Solutions, LLC, is an innovative software-as-a-service energy data and technology provider. and the George Kaiser Family Foundation recently co-led a $4 million Series A investment round in THG Energy Solutions, LLC, a Tulsa and Austin-based provider of energy management and demand response technology serving multi-facility clients throughout North America. About THG Energy Solutions, LLC. May 21, 2019.

[CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks


The post [CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks appeared first on OurCrowd.

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. This election has been hard on our country.

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[Virgin Hyperloop One in Cheddar] Virgin Hyperloop One Commits to Becoming the World’s Most Energy Efficient Mass Transit Option


In conjunction with Climate Week NYC, Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) announced Friday that it is working to become the world’s most energy efficient form of mass transportation.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Auto.com] Virgin Hyperloop One Claims to Offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation


The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Auto.com] Virgin Hyperloop One Claims to Offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation appeared first on OurCrowd.

Smart Home Data Aggregator?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We can manage our energy consumption and much more with a lot more precision and intelligence now. climate change hacking energyThe devices in our homes are getting smart. That is awesome. But I find myself logging into one app to get data on my thermostats, another to get data on my security system, another to get data on my solar panels, and another to get data on my electric vehicles.

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A Resilient Grid

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

NY State has been pushing in this direction for years now under the leadership of Richard Kauffman, Chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The state has deregulated the energy markets, they have created substantial incentives for property owners to build out renewable (solar/battery/etc) capacity in their buildings, and they have put forth a vision of an energy grid that is not reliant on any one entity to stay up.

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Smart Thermostats

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I really like the area of networks, platforms, and protocols that will allow us to efficiently manage our energy consumption. hacking energyMy colleague Dani sent me this chart last week: I believe this is more or less a proxy for smart wifi-enabled thermostats in the US.

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Funding Friday: A Window Pane Solar Panel

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Solar energy is not easy to adopt. climate change crowdfunding hacking energyI saw this project earlier this week and backed it immediately. But I have found that once you start, you get into it and keep going. This might make it easier for some to start down that path.

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Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

climate change hacking energy policy Politics Uncategorized CCPAThe lawmakers in Albany have passed legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) and it is sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. There is plenty of debate on whether CCPA is good policy or bad policy.

Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day


The energy in the room in Riyadh, on May 13th, was palpable. Its been one week since the Misk 500 Batch 1 Demo Day and we’re still smiling. The 19 companies were on FIRE and rose to the occasion to give the best versions of their pitches.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Energy is infectious. Be sure that your energy helps, not hinders, and purposefully inspires people to deliver.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Energy consultancy, Geo Green Power , says they have seen a surge in businesses making the move to more sustainable energy options. The number of businesses contacting us for energy consultancy is growing year on year. Written by Annie Button. .

Q4 2019 Applications Now Open


Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor (Oslo). The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars is digging into technologies across construction, materials, environmental and recycling, and energy and refining.

[Engie in Financial Review] Interventions push up power bills: Engie


The chief executive of French-owned energy group Engie has warned that an increasing amount of ”ad-hoc” intervention by the federal government is a bad sign for investors sizing up energy investments in Australia and will also lead to higher power bills.

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises


Specialty Chemicals & Energy: Special chemical products across a range of lubricants, solvents, fuels and other specialty chemicals; energy generation including battery technology.

Five Years of Transformation

Co Starters

They have a lot of energy, excitement, talent, passion?—?resources, Everywhere we go there’s a suppressed energy just waiting for an outlet to be expressed. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Congrats to a Former Student Making The World A Better Place

Paul G. Silva

Her social venture is organized and dreams like a high tech silicon valley startup – but all of that energy is directed to doing good, at scale. So much food goes to waste in our country every year. So many people are hungry. It is literally cheaper to throw food away than to give it away… until now. A few years ago I had the honor of mentoring Maria Rose Belding when she and her partners at Means Database were in the Valley Venture Mentors startup Accelerator.

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Incumbent and Insurgent: Adding Value Together


Today, global energy corporation Equinor and startup Crux OCM are working together to test Crux OCM’s software, which functions as an “autopilot” for oil and gas control room operators.

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem

Co Starters

Looking to nature, we can see that a healthy ecosystem thrives as an adaptive network of multiple strong nodes, each utilizing their specific skills, position, and connections in a highly integrated fashion, building a density of focused energy that is truly powerful and transformative.

Bridging the Rural Opportunity Gap

Co Starters

What we found is if you try things with good intention and inclusivity, and you continue to improve and to iterate on your ideas, that’s the fastest way to get to a place where you’re really finding ways to create community connections, energy, and momentum.” —Matt Dunne.

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: Shower Stream Aims to Reduce Water Waste, One Shower at a Time


this problem could waste two trillion gallons of water, one trillion kWh of energy and $50B annually. The company aims to reduce water and energy waste without disturbing the customer’s experience and provide analytics on the savings.

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Techstars and Cox Enterprises announce second accelerator, focused on social impact


Income inequality, cleaner sources of energy and sustainable food production are just some of the challenges we’re all facing,” said Alex Taylor, president and CEO of Cox Enterprises.

What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator


It takes a lot of time, energy, and effort to educate your internal stakeholders, but without this, you won’t have buy-in from the company. Partnering with startups is a great way to accelerate the entire corporate innovation journey.

You can have two Big Things, but not three

A Smart Bear

More often, there’s just one that receives the majority of the energy, and the rest suffers. Forget work/life integration for a minute. How much time do you have, regardless of partitioning?

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ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action

Co Starters

Throughout this entire process, it has been incredibly inspiring to see hundreds of national leaders put so much time, energy, and passion into accelerating the evolution of the economic development field. More than half of our CO.STARTERS national team (8 out of 15!)

YC Summer 2019 Batch Stats

Y Combinator

Energy and Environment – 2%. At our 29th Demo Day, 175 companies presented over two days. You can read more about the companies on TechCrunch ( day one and day two coverage of S19 Demo Day), Forbes , and Crunchbase. Below are stats about the S19 batch. As a reminder, the application deadline for YC W20 is coming up next week on September 25. Apply here. Total companies that presented at YC S19 Demo Day : 175. YC S19 CATEGORIES: Aerospace – 1%. Agriculture – 1%.

The house is on fire: the multi-faceted problem of climate change

Impact Hub

When the sun shines onto the earth, it’s energy is either reflected back into space or absorbed by land, ocean and atmosphere. Three major emitters of GHGs are: The energy industry; The animal agriculture sector; And the transportation sector.

The Role of Middle Management in Your Company

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Managers provide the needed energy and force to thrust the business forward as they encourage their people and inspire them to carry out their functions effectively. From EO Melbourne , we share the skills of a great middle manager.

Y Combinator Top Companies – 2019

Y Combinator

Energy and Environment – 1%. We’re excited to share the list of 2019 Top Y Combinator Companies. We also included top exits. We put this list together to help potential employees, partners, and late stage investors get to know a wider set of YC companies. If you’re looking for a job at one of our top companies, you can hit the Apply button to be taken to their careers page. The companies in this list are sorted by valuation. Why do we use valuation?

Janet Bannister on human-centered investing


And that gives me a lot of energy. Canadian VC Janet Bannister, a partner at Real Ventures, loves investing in “conscious founders” who are trying to make the world a better place.

Community Leader Spotlight: Kristopher Riley


My why is simple—doing this gives me energy to be an example. This energy is hard to explain with words. Let me think There’s a lot of new energy from the team at Techstars as they start to wrap their arms tighter around the larger Bay Area startup scene.

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron


Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre , has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”.

Announcing the Rise of the Rest 8.0 Finalists


InitWeather | About : InitWeather uses artificial intelligence to develop more accurate weather forecasts for the energy and financial industries. Meet the companies that will pitch Steve Case and the Revolution team on the upcoming Rise of the Rest Road Trip.

I hate MVPs. So do your customers. Make it SLC instead.

A Smart Bear

Again, less simple but now you have a product with massive benefits of speed, distance, and energy-efficiency.

The Secret to Succeeding at Work and Family

Entrepreneurs' Organization

It requires as much time, energy and emotional grit—and if you’re going to be successful in finding balance between work and family, you have to bring your whole family along for the entrepreneurial journey.

Edition #10: Cat Johnson


I’m trying to find ways to give more energy and attention to it! Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about.

Back At It

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It hums with energy, the air cools a bit, and everyone is out and about. The summer is over and the fall season is upon us. I love the fall in NYC. It is also a good time to get things done. Everyone is back at work and focused. That includes me. life lessons

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