CLT Joules, the Charlotte business accelerator for energy entrepreneurs, has named a new cohort of eight companies for its 2016-2017 catalyst program.
Joules, which is beginning its third year, advises high-potential energy startups and connects them with corporate partners. The relationships give established companies access to new talent, research and development.
The eight companies that will join the program were chosen from 22 finalists. They will begin intensive, 90-day curricula of mentoring, topical seminars, pitch refinement clinics and insight sessions with seasoned pros. The period will end with a demo day in Charlotte and Atlanta in February before the region’s top investors.
The eight companies: Agentis, a big-data platform for utility customer management and analytics; ConnectDER, a “bolt on" breaker box-mounted connection for solar and other renewable energy systems; Go Electric, battery energy storage that works with a microgrid controller; Mosaic, advanced materials to reduce the cost and environmental impact of fossil fuels; NETenergy, thermal energy storage that reduces peak consumption; PlotWatt, software that tracks daily power usage for multi-location customers; Theorem Geo, predictive modeling software for logistics and storm response; and Xoonix, advanced controls and sensors that improve the efficiency of electric power distribution.
Duke Energy and Atlanta-based Southern Company are Joules’ primary sponsors.