Upstate Capital Annual Event

Invest NY: Climate Tech 2022

WHEN: October 19, 2022 | 1:30 PM

WHERE: University at Albany’s ETEC Center – 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226

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Dr. William Acker

Dr. William Acker


Charlotte Hamilton

Highlighting the climate tech industry and innovation in New York.

​​Join us to explore climate tech innovation and investments that will decarbonize the economy. Invest NY: Climate Tech is presented by NYSERDA and NYSTAR. Meet startups, founders and investors on October 19 at the University of Albany.

The event includes:

  • Startup Showcase with the latest in tech from New York.
  • Conversation with corporate venture capital investors to discuss the challenges and opportunities in innovation. (not confirmed)
  • Quality networking with investors and industry experts


Who Will Be There?

Invest NY: Climate Tech will be attended by startup entrepreneurs and innovators, experienced executives, active investors and professionals in the climate technology industry.


In-person ticket: $95
Online ticket: $50

Upstate Capital Members receive $45 off in-person and free online tickets.


12:00 PM

Invitation only: CEO Roundtable & lunch with Charlotte Hamilton
Please contact Noa Simons, President & CEO of Upstate Capital if you’d like an invitation:

1:30 PM

Registration + Networking

2:00 PM

Invest NY: Startup Showcase
Startup Pitches to Investors & Experts

Check out the companies who will be pitching here.

Invest NY: Climate Tech Emcee: Nicholas Querques (SUNY Research Foundation)

3:00 PM

Climate Innovation Startup Expo

Meet 30+ entrepreneurs changing the game in energy efficiency, conservation, storage, and production, alongside environmental cleanup, up-cycling, creative financing, micro-mobility, and product and service solutions focused on the green economy.

Invest NY: Climate Tech Emcee: Sam Ticknor (Union Hill Advisors)

4:00 PM

Investors & CEOs: Building Companies Leveraging Capital

4:30 PM

Keynote: The Future of Energy Storage with Dr William Acker, NY-BEST

  • Overview of the energy storage sector
  • Federal and New York State initiatives impacting the sector
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Key areas of opportunity

5:30 PM

Networking Reception

Startup Showcase


TelosAir is an early-stage technology company that offers data-driven indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions to commercial buildings for better health and sustainability outcomes. The company is based in Potsdam NY, and emerged from leading academic research at Clarkson University.

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LiBAMA solves decades-old scientific problems for lithium metal anode and enables the holy grail of rechargeable batteries for the electrification transformation toward net zero. Their patent-protected technology has been chosen for the empowerST energy storage accelerator by Dr. Stan Whittingham, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry for lithium-ion batteries.

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EagleHawk One Inc.

EagleHawk provides facilities management technology solutions for outside of the building. Their software, elevateFM™, leverages drone-collected data and helps facility managers effectively manage large-scale physical assets, including building envelopes, district energy systems, and solar panels.

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Free Form Fibers

Free Form Fibers is the world’s only commercial entity utilizing laser-driven chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) manufacturing technology to produce the highest purity and therefore the highest performance materials for advanced tech applications in a range of markets, with particular emphasis on those impacting energy usage such as aerospace/aviation, land-based power generation, nuclear power, and electric vehicle charging using high power semiconductors.

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re:Charge-e is a NY-based company that will be the first independent service provider of charging services to the electric micro-mobility industry. Their charging as a service business model, and advanced charging station design, will help shared mobility providers reduce operating costs, improve system reliability, and lessen the environmental impacts of operations while generating significant recurring revenue for re:Charge and its investors.

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Power to Hydrogen

Power to Hydrogen produces advanced electrolysis systems for the production of green hydrogen. Their technology is based on a patented cell design developed with funding from DOE, NASA, NYSERDA, Shell and Enel Green Power.

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Snowbotix is an “all-electric” multi-functional service robot for commercial snow removal and outdoor maintenance in public walkways, parking lots, bike lanes, plazas, and other non-road assets.

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Blockchain Triangle

Blockchain Triangle (BCT) has developed AssetOS, a digital finance platform for ESG & Infrastructure. AssetOS uses blockchain to link IoT sensors with financial and operating information to create digital asset twins to aggregate and report climate and operating performance and reduce the cost of capital and operations.

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Production of green hydrogen and valuable byproducts with patented, 3D printable, membrane-less electrolyzer from sea water without desalination or purification.

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Ashlawn Energy

Ashlawn Energy addresses the effects of climate change with its patented VanCharg™ vanadium redox flow battery. Customers – multi-family and commercial office building owners in New York City – reduce peak grid energy consumption, which typically relies on high greenhouse gas-producing fossil fuel plants. With VanCharg™ electricity is stored off-peak and utilized during on-peak to reduce carbon footprint and monthly energy utility bills by 50%. VanCharg™ assists customers in complying with Local Law 97 and CLCPA to avoid fines. Units are placed behind a building’s electric meter (BTM) at no cost.

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2022 Sponsors

Sponsorship Packages

Email Noa Conger Simons, CEO & President of Upstate Capital, at or call (845) 204-8090 regarding sponsorship and participation.