11/17 - Trending Startups

Urban Stalk, Sensegrass, Solaires

Happy Wednesday!

This week I’m excited to share with you many exciting startups! But first…

New opportunities for startups —

  • EV Open Innovation Challenge: Apply by November 19th to be considered for $50,000 - $200,000 in funding for pilot projects and a chance to work with key decision makers and innovators at Hyundai Motor America, Kia America, Hyundai Glovis and Hyundai Cradle. 

  • Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator: Apply by December 1st to a global, mentorship-driven program for founders who are shaping and serving the energy sector.

  • The New Era of Energy Challenge: Apply by December 3rd for up to $250,000 non-dilutive funding, further investment, and the opportunity to obtain a commercial contract with NextEra’s business units.

Events I’m Excited About —

Before we dig into this week’s startups, today’s newsletter was sponsored by The gener8tor Sustainability Accelerator!

The gener8tor Sustainability Accelerator will invest $100k in five cutting-edge sustainability and climate tech startups and provide them with the coaching and connections they need to build and grow their business. This program is open to any startup that is focused on solving, mitigating, or adapting to our current climate and environmental crises.

gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator and has invested in and supported over 750 startups through the 50+ accelerator programs they have around the country. These companies have gone on to raise over $700m+ in follow-on funding and over 53% have either been acquired or raised more than $1m.

Applications are open until December 19th. You can learn more and apply here, or you can reach out directly to the managing director, Ryan Jeffery, at ryan@gener8tor.com.

Trending Startups

Summaries are provided by startups

Urban Stalk is an ag-tech company innovating hydroponic and other agricultural technologies to lower carbon footprints that come from agriculture, increase domestic resiliency with food and nutrition, while ensuring urban, rural, at at-risk communities in Canada and The United States become livable and sustainable for future generations.

Intro Me to Urban Stalk

Sensegrass is a soil intelligence platform for fertilizer management. We use a combination of AI-based recommendations and soil sensors to deliver real-time soil health analyses and targeted nutrient management. We help farmers and companies reduce chemical fertilizer use, increase crop yields, and grow more sustainably.

Intro Me to Sensegrass

Solaires Entreprises Inc is a Canadian cleantech company working on a revolutionary solar cell technology. We developed a patent pending Solar InkTM to replace silicon solar cells with a chemical composition using perovskite solar cells. This manufacturing process is faster, less expensive, and cleaner. Perovskite solar cells are flexible, far lighter, more efficient, and provide a greater range of applications.

Intro Me to Solaires


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