Welcome to the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator Cohort 1 Finale!
Three Startup Teams will pitch a panel of early-stage investors for a $1,000 prize. Each team will make a 12 minute pitch, followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Registration is free and the program will finish by 4:00 PM.
1. ACTIVEcharge – offering an innovative approach to monitoring wind turbine blade health using a self-powered, networked sensor platform.
2. Alchemity – whose technology converts methane gas to liquid fuels and ammonia via a single-step non-oxidizing reactor.
3. PulseIQ! – delivering significant energy efficiency and cost savings by utilizing the power of big data and analytics from their proprietary networked thermostats combined with a state-of-the-art suite of HVAC sensors, controls, automation & optimization.
Curtis Schickner, Constellation Technology Ventures
Claire Broido Johnson, Maryland Momentum Fund
Michael Campos, Prime Impact Capital
MEIA is a venture development program that focuses on technology commercialization from Maryland-based universities and laboratories. MEIA brings substantial business resources into the commercialization process in order to accelerate the creation and development of investible Maryland-based advanced energy businesses. MEIA is an initiative of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. For more information, visit www.mdeia.org.
Special thanks to MEIA's Sponsors: Exelon Corporation (including Constellation Technology Ventures), Banner Witcoff, Nelson Mullins, Paley Rothman, Points North Studio, and Snyder Cohn.
The $1,000 prize for our finale is provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce.
MEIA also wants to thank UMD Smith MBA Candidate Justin Ferguson, our intern for Cohort 1, who provided market research and financial modeling support, and was helpful to all the teams.