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 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.

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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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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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.

Prize Money=Nice | Funded Pilots=Amazing

Paul G. Silva

This summer I had the pleasure of facilitating the 2019 Energy (CleanTech) cohort for the AccelVT accelerator in Burlington, VT. iSun Energy develops robust, esthetic, smart and easy to install solar carport and canopy systems with proprietary hardware and software systems.

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!)

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.

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.

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.

“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.”.

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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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.

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.

Happy Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Entrepreneurs' Organization

They worry that their ideas and projects won’t be worth all the time and energy spent. Ken Honda is the author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. He is a bestselling author of self-development books and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

3 Ways to Apply an Agile Mindset

Entrepreneurs' Organization

You need to regularly evaluate how to do your work better, but this doesn’t require exhausting team meetings that take time and energy away from the projects. Written for EO by Sarah Fruy, director of online marketing at Pantheon Platform. I admit it. I was a traditionalist.

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Israel Mission day 5 summary

Startup Catalyst

David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast


I think we struggle or people struggle sometimes with, well, how much energy should I put into something if I don’t know what the economically defined outcome is going to be on the front end? How has the Give First podcast been going?

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the attendees with their great energy and hope for the future. Carlo G. Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor.

4 Essential Insights for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Environment + Energy = Success. When we asked EO members what lessons they wish they had known at the start of their careers, EO Arizona member and CEO of The James Agency Veronique James shared the following four insights. A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Mariner.

Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Can Help You Do More Faster


One of Techstars most important values is Give First – we believe in giving time and energy to help you succeed without any expectation of a specific return. At Techstars we believe that entrepreneurs create a better future, which is why we are building the Worldwide Network that Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed. It’s also why we created the Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit , an online educational resource to help entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

How to Answer Customer & Investor Questions Like A Pro

Dream It

You lose the momentum and energy in your meeting. After you pitch your startup to venture investors or to potential customers, if they have any interest in what you’re doing, they’ll almost always ask you questions.

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Keeping It Green In 2019: How To Organize An Eco-Friendly Event

Impact Hub

Donate To Renewable Energies. This organization asks airline passengers to make voluntary climate protection payments based on the amount of emissions they create; and uses these contributions to develop renewable energies to save CO? The Global Gathering.

Thank a Salesperson Today


They’re not given a lot of direction: They’re tasked with figuring out where to spend their time and energy without a lot of guidance or handholding—from the team or from leadership. I gave Dina a call on Monday. Dina oversees business development for GAN Partners, the innovative corporates like Allstate, Prologis, and UPS that engage with startups in the GAN Community. She’s had an amazing three months.

Brittleness comes from “One Thing”

A Smart Bear

In this scenario, the best thing is to focus all your energy on getting a second marketing channel running. We’re tired of hearing how small software companies usually fail.

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8 Tips To Improve Your Healthy Living Strategy

Startup Grind

Energy, vitamins, minerals all will go hand-in-hand. Healthy living is not a cup of tea that you can warm up and reuse. You need to chart a full diet plan to stay well and strong. But, most of our readers tend to think that this is something very difficult to be done or implemented.

The NESI Forum Comes To Málaga In April 2019

Impact Hub

Food sovereignty, housing and urbanism, and sustainable textiles are the main themes which will be explored by participants over the three days, and in parallel, three important transversal themes; the future of work, the future of energy and the future of finance.

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend


I had the opportunity to live there for five years during my time at Google, and I just felt like it was an extraordinary melting pot of hopes and dreams, energy and electricity, and the exposure to so many different cultures.

Humans of Impact Hub: Rune Gaasø from Clean Shores Bergen

Impact Hub

Clean Shores have teamed up with Friends of the Earth , PSW Group and other international stakeholders in the marine and energy sector to deal with large, floating industrial objects that are stranded on the shores, such as flotation modules that can weigh up to 800kg each. .