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TBIC announces ClimateTech accelerator participants

Veronica Brezina



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As the Tampa Bay Innovation Center prepares to launch its first-ever ClimateTech accelerator, the participating startups have been revealed. 

Launching Wednesday, the new accelerator is designed for early-stage tech ventures, which include startups in the agtech, marine science, manufacturing and weather monitoring spaces. 

“Several sustainability-focused startups have participated in previous accelerator cohorts, and we believed there would be enough interest to conduct a program specifically for new ventures in this growing industry,” Ken Evans, managing director of the accelerator program, said in TBIC’s news release.

TBIC received interest from over 250 startups to join the program. 

Through the 12-week accelerator, the eight selected companies will attend online workshops, meet with mentors, and conduct customer discovery research.

The program will conclude in late March, followed by an in-person innovation showcase in downtown St. Pete in mid-April.

The startup ventures selected for this program:

  • Zero Circle: The company provides an ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) reporting platform. 
  • BuildingLens: The company has a software platform to optimize energy-efficient buildings. 
  • Hago Energetics: The company converts agricultural waste, animal waste and carbon dioxide into useful products.
  • Emerald Technology Group: The company integrates sustainability behavior into corporate culture. 
  • Haylon Technologies: The company is a battery technology venture that has the goal of reducing unnecessary battery waste by creating a platform for batteries to perform consistently over their entire expected lifespan. 
  • Connex2X: The company has created a product for the automotive market to make driving safer and greener. 
  • Laminar Scientific: The company uses several inventions in the field of ocean wave energy. 
  • TEKMARA: The company has developed a system for high-efficiency technology in marine environments. 

Duke Energy, ARK Invest and PODS Moving and Storage, the corporate sponsors, are supporting the program and will assist TBIC by providing industry insight and resources including domain expertise, customer contacts and mentors.  

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