Rockstart has selected the following nine startups for its 2015 Smart Energy Accelerator program, a 180-day intensive program designed to help early stage smart energy companies go to market faster by providing funding, mentorship and investment connections:
- P3 makes it easier for people to generate energy within their own communities. The UK-based startup makes it possible to crowdfund solar panels on community buildings by switching to another energy supplier or through contract renewal with a current provider.
- Masar brings solar panels and reliable energy networks to countries that lack the means to provide energy in a stable and sustainable way by matching small, local projects to investors in sun rich countries like Egypt and Mexico.
- Like Masar, Wirewatt also brings solar panels and reliable energy networks to countries that lack the means to do so.
- Capacity Energy Storage is developing a comprehensive way to store energy that allows local producers to sell excess power to bigger networks or save it for later.
- Viridom is developing an app that gives people insight into how much energy they use. It advises people to make small lifestyle adjustments to save money and energy and provides utility companies data to better match energy supply and demand.
- Bleeve is developing an application that assesses energy use in houses and tells homeowners what they need to change to save the most energy. It also provides contact information for area suppliers.
- Entelligo is a tool for suppliers that allows them to see the impact their systems will have on energy use so they can tell their customers what to expect from it in terms of energy usage and profits.
- Zenodys connects different appliances and devices in one platform to make it easier for inventors to build Internet of Things applications.
- Finch Buildings creates buildings that are sustainable and can be moved, expanded and stacked. The buildings are constructed of sustainable materials that can be recycled, and the modules can be reused.
Rockstart Accelerator is part of Rockstart, which helps startups to be more successful in their first 1,000 days.
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