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. This accelerator focuses on “ startup and/or seed stage ventures who offer new technologies, or novel applications of existing technologies, aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and/or transportation sector.

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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. Early Stage Innovators Global I&E Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startup water

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Post-pandemic, weighing the climate ‘risk’ from energy use

Innovation 2 Enterprise

I don’t get to write that often about the energy industry; i2E’s charter is to expand Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial ventures in non-traditional sectors to diversify our state’s economy. There is also radical energy abundance of all types. Over his career, Ming has designed wells, drilled fields, and served as Secretary of Energy in Governor Fallin’s administration. He is an adjunct professor at OU, as well as a national leader in energy research and policy.

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. But for now … Every year we run a big VC, LP & Tech Summit in Los Angeles (this year downtown) to showcase the best of our community and invite others from around the country.

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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.

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.

Inspiring energy efficiency in Bolivia and avoiding corruption

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Innovators Hernann Zabala Naoumov, 2018 YLAI Fellow, and Antonio Mendoza, 2016 YLAI Fellow, co-founded EnerGea , a social enterprise aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing pollution and energy consumption through sustainable technology. The YLAI Network gains insight from Hernann and Antonio about their sustainable work as well as how they adhere to their values while creating an organization and avoid corruption while innovating green energy in their community.

Innovation Through Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Ruchir Punjabi , the co-founder and chief digital officer of Distributed Energy , a company that matches investors with renewable energy projects across Africa, Middle East and India, and the founder of Langoor, which was sold to Havas Group in 2019. For example, my energy business matches investors with renewable projects. general INNOVATION LEADERSHIP STRATEGY coronavirus COVID-19 Distributed Energy EO UAE pandemic Ruchir Punjabi

Clean Energy Venture Group and E8 Angels Announce Partnership to Boost Innovation in the Climate Tech Sector

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Earlier this week the Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG) and E8 Angels announced a partnership for national climate tech angel investing with the goal to achieve greater efficiencies and impact. About CEVG Formed in 2005, the Clean Energy Venture Group is an investment group with offices in Boston and New York which provides seed capital and management expertise to early stage clean energy companies.

What Will Happen In The 2020s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

climate crisis crypto economics employment entrepreneurship Food and Drink hacking energy hacking finance policy Politics Science VC & TechnologyIt’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade. This is an important decade for mankind.

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Onboard Dynamics Is Leading the Transition to Next Generation Transportation Fuels, Reducing Emissions, and Driving Down Energy Costs

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Cutting-edge clean energy company wins Luis Villalobos Award, Technology category, from Angel Capital Association The United States has abundant access to domestic natural gas, but we have struggled for decades to find scalable, economic ways to leverage natural gas as a transportation fuel, despite its environmental and efficiency benefits.

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

OurCrowd

The post [CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks appeared first on OurCrowd. CyberX, the IoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, is sponsoring an educational SANS webinar about practical approaches for reducing cyber risk in industrial and critical infrastructure organizations. Read more here.

[CyberX in The RaillyNews] Cyber ??Security in the Energy Sector

OurCrowd

CyberX, with its advanced analysis capabilities, protects the leading electricity and gas plants worldwide, especially the 5 energy companies in the US, against cyber hazards. Security in the Energy Sector appeared first on OurCrowd. Read more here. The post [CyberX in The RaillyNews] Cyber ??Security News Center cybersecurity CyberX portfolio news

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. I have had numerous conversations with people who struggle to call home and speak with family or friends because the divisions are too raw.

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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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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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[Zoomcar in Saur Energy International] Zoomcar Partners up With ETO Motors to Boost Shared E-Mobility

OurCrowd

The post [Zoomcar in Saur Energy International] Zoomcar Partners up With ETO Motors to Boost Shared E-Mobility appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Self-drive car rental service provider Zoomcar has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hyderabad-based e-mobility solutions provider ETO Motors to provide an array of platform services for the latter’s shared three-wheeler business.

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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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. Those would be Nest, Honeywell Lyric, Hive thermostats and a lot of others too. Those are pretty big jumps from 6.5% to 8.9% to 11.4%

[enVerid in HPAC] First Commercial ‘Air Scrubber’ Technology Installed in Canada

OurCrowd

News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio newsThe air scrubber technology used is the enVerid HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) “smart scrubber” – the AHR Expo Innovation Award-winning technology was developed and provided by enVerid Systems in partnership with O’Dell Associates. Read more here. The post [enVerid in HPAC] First Commercial ‘Air Scrubber’ Technology Installed in Canada appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Portfolio Companies in Aish] Israel’s COVID-19 Innovation

OurCrowd

News Center covid-19 covid19 cyber security CytoReason energy locus view portfolio news sixgill tyto tyto care zebra medical visionIsrael is the land of miracles and is also known as the ‘start-up nation’. Even during this most difficult time of COVID-19, there are countless Israeli innovations, with more being announced on a daily basis. Read more here. The post [Portfolio Companies in Aish] Israel’s COVID-19 Innovation appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Portfolio companies in CrowdFund Insider] Job Creating Machine: OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Need 354 New Employees Right Now

OurCrowd

News Center cyber security energy locus view portfolio news sixgillOurCrowd, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform, is reporting that the number of job openings at its portfolio companies has risen to 354, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April. OurCrowd is based in Israel and 41 of the jobs are located there – but the rest are spread around the world in places like New York, California, Toronto, Spain, and Brazil.

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.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Indian Web2] Virgin Hyperloop One claims to offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation

OurCrowd

Transport tech firm Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) on Friday said Hyperloop system is poised to be the most energy-efficient mode of mass transportation globally. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Indian Web2] Virgin Hyperloop One claims to offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation appeared first on OurCrowd. Read more here.

Are you heading toward burnout?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Instead of taking time to consider how we use our energy, we counterbalance feeling overwhelmed by going “all in”. Manage your energy reserves effectively and you can prevent a complete burnout and even maintain a positive mindset. . Follow these steps to help you navigate stress and protect your energy. Identify your energy buckets.

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[NanoLock in PR Newswire] NanoLock Security Joins with Mekorot to Deliver Cyber Protection for Water and Energy Utilities

OurCrowd

NanoLock Security, the market leader of flash-to-cloud, powerful security solution for Internet of Things (IoT) and connected edge devices, is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, to develop cybersecurity solutions for water and energy utilities in Israel and around the world.

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

OurCrowd

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. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Cheddar] Virgin Hyperloop One Commits to Becoming the World’s Most Energy Efficient Mass Transit Option appeared first on OurCrowd.

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. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

An executive from Southern Company took me out for coffee to tell me about an idea for a transactional energy company, where he asked me to help lead a well-funded internal “startup”. It was my introduction to energy startups, and to corporate innovation done right.

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

OurCrowd

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. Hyperloop is an ultramodern, superfast transport project planned to be implemented to link Mumbai and Pune, which are located around 200 km apart. Read more here. News Center mobility portfolio news virgin hyperloop one

Mental Health Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now. Here’s Why

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Keep your energy moving. It’s incredibly important to channel your energy into positive activities and keep it flowing. Energy is like water. When you start moving that energy, it improves your mood. Before, your energy is sluggish. During yoga, you’re stretching out your entire nervous system, allowing the energy to flow smoothly through the body. “While you’re at home during this crisis, focus on easy wins to keep your energy moving.”

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Dandapani Discusses Focus, Harnessing Entrepreneurial Drive, Parenting and Purpose

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As soon as we control where awareness goes we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing we control what is manifesting in our life. I need to be able to harness my drive and better manage my energy. Because that’s a topic that I teach, people quite often assume that I am a moral example of energy management. Drive consumes energy. You need a lot of energy to get behind a big drive. Where’s that energy coming from?

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Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day

500

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. Due to the observance of Ramadan in the region, the event began at 10 PM and concluded at 3 AM. While originally planned to be an event for an audience of 200, the final attendance at the KAFD Conference Center included over 300 investors and guests.¹

how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

Venture Well

From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint. The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design

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[enVerid in PR Newswire] enVerid Systems Supports the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force’s Updated COVID-19 HVAC Guidance for Commercial Buildings

OurCrowd

“enVerid is pleased that ASHRAE’s updated guidance takes into account the challenges of pursuing a maximum OA ventilation approach, particularly the substantial increase in energy expenditure it requires,” said Christian Weeks , CEO of enVerid Systems.

[enVerid in PR Newswire] enVerid Systems’ New High-Efficiency Air Purifier Captures 99.99% of Viruses

OurCrowd

News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio newsenVerid Systems, a leading provider of indoor air quality solutions, today announced a new high-efficiency filtration product that has been shown to capture 99.99% of viruses including a surrogate for the COVID-19 virus.

[enVerid in NY Real Estate Journal] enVerid Systems introduces new high-efficiency air filtration product with UVGI

OurCrowd

News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio newsenVerid Systems unvield a new high-efficiency filtration product that has been shown to capture 99.99% of viruses including a surrogate for the COVID-19 virus.