Multiple sustainability startups this month are set to join so-called business accelerators and incubators. The universal goal for each startup: Gain executive guidance, business and technology support, and mentorship from third-party experts who have extensive company building experience.
Among the latest accelerators to note: The Company Lab and gener8tor have selected five startups for the inaugural Sustainable Mobility Accelerator cohort -- which kicks off January 18, 2024. Nearly 150 startups applied to join the accelerator. The five selected startups are:
- Coulomb AI, a battery observability platform;
- FLUIX, which optimizes data center efficiency;
- MarsCharge for ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) chargers;
- Terminus, an urban data mining company that makes cities smarter, safer and more efficient; and
- Xtelligent, a traffic control system developer that improves road network reliability and thereby reduces CO2 emissions.
On a related note, keep an eye on The Company Lab's Co.Mobility Summit 2024, which is scheduled for May 21-23 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event focuses on sustainable mobility solutions, emerging technologies and startup businesses.
Greentown Go Build Accelerator
Meanwhile, a Greentown Labs, a ClimateTech incubator and Saint-Gobain, a multinational manufacturer, announce six startup participants for Greentown Go Build 2023. The overall effort strives to "accelerate startup-corporate partnerships to advance circularity and decarbonize the built environment."
Greentown Go Build Cohort members include:
- Active Surfaces (Salem, Mass., U.S.) develops an ultra-lightweight, flexible solar technology for the built environment.
- Carbon Upcycling Technologies (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a circular-decarbonization solution for hard-to-abate industries–-utilizing low-purity industrial CO2 and industrial byproducts to decarbonize cement.
- Endeavor Composites, Inc. (Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.) intercepts landfill-destined post-industrial fibers and sustainably repurposes them into semi-finished goods for the composite industry.
- Hempitecture (Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.) manufactures and distributes biobased building materials, including a low-embodied-carbon insulation.
- Puro Renewables (Miami Beach, Fla., U.S.) upcycles carbon-negative biowaste for use in reducing the amount of fossil-fuel-based resin and carbon footprint in typical plastic products.
- ZS2 Technologies (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) creates magnesium-based advanced building products that can store up to one-fifth of their weight in CO2 via a proprietary carbon-capture technology.
More Accelerators for Sustainability, ClimateTech and Green IT Startups
Related: If you run a sustainability, ClimateTech or green IT startup, here are more than 25 technology accelerators that can potentially help to propel your business forward.
As for us, we'll be watching to see if the startups and cohort members listed above launch sustainability partner programs for our readers.