First class of Techstars Alabama EnergyTech accelerator announced

The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator has announced its first class of 10 companies – including three startups from Birmingham.

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Last October, Colorado-based Techstars and Alabama Power announced the accelerator to nurture businesses focused on the future of energy.

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and the Alabama Department of Commerce are also taking part in the venture, along with Altec, PowerSouth and the University of Alabama. The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator will attract startups that are building technologies and business models focused on smart cities, the Internet of things, industrial electrification, connectivity and electric transportation.

The inaugural class members are:

Project Canary, out of Denver, a continuous air quality monitoring company.

Sync Energy, of New York City, using artificial intelligence to aid forecasting and loss prevention.

Birmingham’s Ashipa Electric, specializing in microgrid integration and optimization.

Virimodo of New York City, with carbon offsets for multi-family living spaces.

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