The energy around Birmingham, Alabama’s EnergyTech scene is buzzing once again as a new Techstars cohort rolls into town.
12 startups were selected last week to join the latest Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator and have come to Birmingham to connect with mentors and key stakeholders over the coming weeks.
Southeast startups are well represented in this fall’s cohort. Some local teams to note are:
- Ai-Ops (Mobile, Alabama), a software developer that provides bolt-on solutions for next-generation AI Industrial Control Systems.
- BlueTanks (Charlotte, North Carolina), whose software helps electric vehicle (EV) drivers access the most convenient charging points optimized for their vehicles.
- Maverick IQ (Atlanta), which integrates engineering, software and IoT solutions to reduce operations and maintenance costs and drive productivity.
- ScoutIT (Raleigh, North Carolina), which is enabling the EV battery circular economy by helping companies extract greater value from end-of-life batteries.
Other teams traveling from across the country include:
- Clever Offsets (New York), a data company that provides clients with analysis and insights on navigating the carbon offset market.
- EarthABC (Cleveland), which provides an open-access climate portal to help businesses achieve sustainability, providing financial incentives, technology vendors and consultants to enable companies to “take action in days instead of years.”
- EV Safe Charge (Los Angeles), developer of Ziggy, a robotic mobile EV charging platform that provides solutions for users of all types of electric vehicles.
- Grid Discovery (Hoboken, New Jersey), a cutting-edge software platform for engineers and city planners, transforming how microgrid projects are envisioned, planned and proposed.
- Infranergy (Miami), developer of solar-powered and battery energy storage products and technology to reduce energy costs, decarbonize and balance the grid, ensuring resilience and equitable access to clean energy for overlooked communities and businesses.
- Meredot (Riga, Latvia), a micromobility wireless charging solution that serves a wide range of vehicle models.
- Pitch Aeronautics (Boise, Idaho), developer of a wind-stabilized drone that performs up-close, robotic tasks that enables users to “leave the helicopters, cranes and bucket trucks at home.”
- SplitEV (New York), a subscription and booking service that offers EV drivers affordable access to a network of privately owned charging stations while helping charger owners monetize underutilized assets.
These 12 startups follow in the footsteps of some pretty impressive team from previous Techstars Alabama cohorts. You can read about last fall’s cohort here. Congrats to all those selected in 2023! And make sure to mark your calendar for this year’s Demo Day, set to take place on December 5th in Birmingham.