The Invest NY Event Series

Invest NY: Energy & Transportation

Presented By:

WHEN: October 22, 2020

WHERE: Online

Keynote
Speakers:

Ryan Legg

Speakers:

Details


Join us online to explore cleantech, energy storage and transportation innovation in Upstate New York and beyond. Hear about startups, CEO experiences, investor perspectives, diversity and inclusion, impact investing and the circular economy.

Agenda & Speakers

12:00 PM

CEO ROUNDTABLE – INVITATION ONLY – with Adam Wallen, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

CEO Roundtables provide opportunities to:

  • Give and get advice on your challenges and opportunities
  • Deepen your knowledge and relationships in the business community
  • Grow your network of fellow business owners, CEOs, and founders

Request an invitation by sending a note to info@upstatecapital.org

2:00 PM

STARTUP SHOWCASE & INVESTOR Q&A
Explore clean energy, energy storage and transportation innovation in Upstate New York and beyond. Check out the startups here.

3:30 PM

WELCOME TO INVEST NY – Matt Watson, NYSTAR

3:35 PM

KEYNOTE – Ryan Legg, GE Renewable Energy

4:00 PM

PANEL: CLEANER ENERGY AND MEASURING IMPACT
A discussion on building and funding companies in the climate tech and transportation industries in the region.

4:30 PM

PANEL: TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY & INNOVATION
From micromobility to over-the-road trucking to enabling technologies, hear from innovators and investors moving transportation forward in New York.

1:1 networking using our smart-matchmaking software is available throughout the day.


“I love building new things, and I am driven to have a positive impact on the world around me. I am drawn to big, complex problems and enjoy working in fast paced, hands-on teams.”

Ryan Legg – Technology Partnerships Leader, GE Renewable Energy

Audience

Energy and Transportation will be attended by startup entrepreneurs and innovators, experienced executives, active investors and industry professionals in cleantech, energy storage and transportation. Along with gaining knowledge about what’s happening in these industries, attendees will make connections by meeting innovators, investors and industry experts all in one place.

Startup Showcase


Robert Anstey – CEO – Graphenix Development Inc (GDI)

GRAPHENIX DEVELOPMENT INC (GDI)

GDI is developing industry leading high energy density electrodes for supercapacitors.

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Rachel Rosen – CEO & Co-Founder – WexEnergy LLC

WEXENERGY LLC

WindowSkin® by WexEnergy is a low-cost window retrofit that improves energy efficiency of aging windows, the most porous component of the building envelope. WindowSkin® improves comfort for building occupants, lowers energy bills for ownership and reduces carbon emissions for communities. No construction. No tools. No disruption.

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Johnny Huang – Co- Founder & President – Teratonix

TERATONIX

Teratonix provides patented high efficiency and broadband RF harvesting solution to generate electricity from ambient RF signals (cellular/Wi-Fi) for powering batteryfree IoT sensors, wearables and medical devices. We are currently working on pilots in industrial IoT applications for the oil & gas sector and Bluetooth IoT sensors for smart buildings/cities.

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SaLisa Berrien – CEO & Founder – COI Energy

COI ENERGY

COI Energy is a digital energy management company offering services that include peer-to-peer energy sharing, building efficiency, and carbon management. Its digital energy platform successfully connects utilities and businesses to detect, eliminate and monetize energy waste in buildings to drive efficiency and optimize the electric grid.

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Derek LaClair – CFO – EMPEQ

EMPEQ

EMPEQ has built a sales and financing platform that streamlines the slowest and most painful parts of the sales cycle for the commercial HVAC contracting industry by up to 80%. We aren’t a typical SaaS business in that we also incorporate substantial financial brokerage fees into our revenue model.

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Carlo Brovero -Founder & CEO – StorEn Technologies Inc.

STOREN TECHNOLOGIES INC.

StorEn has developed evolutionary vanadium flow batteries. Our batteries deliver superior performances at a lower cost, and fulfill market demand for more efficient and cost-effective energy storage.

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Jason Salfi – CEO -Dimensional Energy

DIMENSIONAL ENERGY

Dimensional Energy has developed a reactor platform that uses concentrated solar to convert carbon dioxide to carbon neutral aviation fuels. We have commissioned a pilot in Gillette, WY for the Carbon Xprize finals with support from NYSERDA, NSF, DOE, Shell GameChanger, and Seed stage investment. We have a $2 million round opening on Nov 1 to fund a full demonstration of the technology platform in Tucson, Az.

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Tanner Wallis – Co-Founder -KLAW Industries

KLAW INDUSTRIES

KLAW Industries is dedicated to the use of underutilized materials that are frequently thrown away. KLAW Industries is paid by recycling facilities to take contaminated glass that would otherwise be landfilled, then use a proprietary process to turn that glass into Pantheon™, a partial replacement for cement in concrete.

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Casey Hoffman -Co-Founder -Vistex Composites

VISTEX COMPOSITES

Vistex Composites is a manufacturing innovation company that has developed disruptive technology for the manufacture of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite products. Integrate our patented PFL™ process into your manufacturing plant, or work with Vistex’s in-house manufacturing team to have high quality advanced composites made at lower cost than competitive processes.

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Arun Gupta – CEO – Skyven Technologies

SKYVEN TECHNOLOGIES

Skyven reduces / eliminates on-site fuel consumption for industrial manufacturing, saving customers 6-to-7-figures annually with zero capital outlay.

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Don Berchoff – CEO – TruWeather Solutions

TRUWEATHER SOLUTIONS

TruWeather Solutions is a weather risk management and analytics company that has a proven framework for reducing weather’s impact on businesses to preserve people, property and profits. We can help any weather sensitive business recover weather costs. We thrive in autonomous systems, weather senors, data fusion and decision insights where the weather margins are tight and attention to weather detail is paramount for safe, effective and efficient operations

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Ron Macdonald – CEO – Zinc8 Energy Solutions

ZINC8 ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Zinc8 Energy Solutions is a publicly listed company that provides zinc-air based, long-duration energy storage systems to the microgrid, Commercial & Industrial (C&I), and Utility markets. The Zinc8 Energy Storage System (ESS) is made of safe, low-cost, mass-producing materials with a unique architecture that allows for energy and power decoupling and extends the storage duration with a minimal marginal cost (<$50 per incremental kWh).

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Kevin Neumaier – CEO – SWIFT Rails

SWIFT RAILS

SWIFT Rails is a new type of transportation that has been designed from the ground up as a better way to travel. It shares many similarities to transit and some to an autonomous car.

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Brian Morin – CEO -Soteria Battery Innovation Group

SOTERIA BATTERY INNOVATION GROUP

Enjoy portable electronics without battery fires. Soteria Battery Innovation Group Members are dedicated to enabling portable electric power without the risk of fires, no matter the circumstances. Our material architecture eliminates the spark on the inside of a battery that can cause fires.

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John Erbland – CEO – Paradigm of New York

PARADIGM OF NEW YORK

Paradigm designs and manufactures pollution control devices for diesel and gasoline engines. Our customers save money on diesel fuel and engine maintenance and improve their productivity.

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Joe Ambrosio -President/CEO- UES

UES – UNIQUE ELECTRIC SOLUTIONS

UES manufactures electric (EV) and fuel cell electric (FCEV) commercial vehicle propulsion systems for commercial fleets, upfitters and select OEMs.

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Alex Kosyakov – Co-Founder & CEO – Natrion

NATRION

Natrion is engineering safer, more affordable large-scale batteries to make solar power cost-effective for homes, farms, and the military.

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Apply To Pitch

Are you running a startup in the advanced manufacturing, IoT, hardware/software or big data industry? We want to meet you! Pitch your startup to investors interested in the sector at the event!

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Sponsorship Packages

Email Noa Simons, Executive Director of Upstate Capital, at noa@upstatecapital.org or call (845) 204-8090 regarding sponsorship and participation.