7/7 - Trending Startups
Closed-loop food for soil-less farms, enabling heavy industry monetize waste heat, and low-cost power boosting systems for solar.
This week I’m excited to share with you many exciting startups! But first…
New opportunities for startups —
Climate Subak: Apply by July 31st if you are a nonprofit focused on fighting climate change.
Techstars Sustainability Challenge: Apply by August 2nd to Techstars’ equity-free Net Zero challenge.
An opportunity to build scalable, high-impact startups —
Counterfactual Ventures is looking for anyone who is eager to launch the next wave of alt-protein/food systems change ventures. Counterfactual Ventures is an all-in-one venture studio, incubator, VC fund, R&D institute, and talent sourcing firm committed to revolutionizing the future of food. Commercial and scientific-technical founders are welcome to apply.
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Summaries Provided by Startups
Re-Nuble uses organic cycling science to convert vegetative food waste into a platform of technologies for the soilless farming industry, led by its water-soluble organic hydroponic nutrients.
Kanin Energy enables large industrial users to monetize their waste heat by providing end-to-end project development and financing to generate clean power. Kanin helps partners reduce their carbon impact without having to worry about efficiency projects that are “too small” for their core business. Partners would be paid for the waste heat, which can be used to reduce operational costs or provide an additional revenue stream.
Icarus RT Inc. is developing Quartet, a hybrid PV/Thermal solar-plus-storage cogeneration system that boosts PV power and generates hot water on-demand. Quartet is designed for multi-unit housing, commercial, industrial, and utility installations to manage the disparity between daytime generation and peak water heating demand.
As of 2020 we have built a 2.5-kW proof-of-concept prototype at the University of California San Diego and successfully tested it as part of our 2019 CalSEED Concept Award. This version of the array is a scaled-down version of our minimum viable product (MVP). We continue to optimize the 2.5-kW array to improve system performance and returns. During Q3 and Q4 2021, Black and Veatch will install 30-kW and 70-kW prototypes for third party validation and UL product certification, and commercial validation, respectively.
Beam Project: Applications are rolling
Satgana: Applications are rolling
Shell Startup Engine: Applications are rolling
Beyond Impact Awards: Applications are due by July 12th
Future Grid Challenge: Applications are due by July 14th
Valley Ventures: Applications are due by July 18th
The Clean Fight: Applications are due by July 18th
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL): Applications are due by July 30th
NYSERDA Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development Program:
Applications are due by July 30th.
Call for Code: Applications are due by July 31st
Greentown Launch Healthy Buildings Challenge: Applications are due by August 25th
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