Innovation Showcase

AWS Clean Energy Accelerator

September 23, 2021 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM CT | Virtual



Welcome to the Innovation Showcase!


The inaugural AWS Clean Energy Accelerator Innovation Showcase will be a virtual, can't-miss event, featuring presentations from the nine game-changing startups across seven different countries. In addition to presentations from these accelerator startups, the event will feature keynote presentations from Adam Selipsky, CEO, AWS; Howard Gefen, GM, AWS Energy; Sandy Carter, VP WWPS Partners and Programs; David Turk, US Deputy Secretary of Energy, and Energy industry leaders from Eni, Galp and Woodside.

The program is presented by Freshwater Advisors and AWS in collaboration with some of our largest energy customers such as Eni, Galp, Halliburton Labs, Shell, Vestas, and Woodside, and key supporting community participants such as Buoyant Ventures, Clean Energy Trust, Energize Ventures, Greater Houston Partnership, Invenergy, Jenner & Block, and The Center for Energy Studies at the Rice University’s Baker Institute.

Innovation Showcase Agenda


Introductory Remarks

• AWS Clean Energy Accelerator Leads: David Weinstein, Freshwater Advisors; Hassane Kassouf, AWS Energy, and Jason Cahill, AWS Startups
• Howard Gefen, GM, AWS Energy
• Adam Selipsky, CEO, AWS
• Sandy Carter, VP WWPS Partners and Programs
• David Turk, US Deputy Secretary of Energy

Global Energy Companies

• Luisa Caluri, Startup Acceleration and Open Innovation, Eni
• Manuel Andrade, Head of Open Innovation, Galp
• Jason Crusan, VP of technology, Woodside

Startup Pitches

• James Abrams, Founder & CEO, Ethosgen
• James Larsen, CEO, e-Zinc
• Joan Collell, Co-founder & COO, Flexidao
• Lee King, Founder & CEO, Hydro Wind Energy
• Dr. Benjamin Britton, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Ionomr
• Terryn Lawrence, Chief of Staff & Commercial Operations, Persefoni
• Govinda Upadhyay, Founder & CEO, SmartHelio
• Ozan Korkmaz, Co-founder, SmartPulse
 Matt Dawson, Founder and CTO, Utility Global

Closing Remarks


Learn more about the featured startups


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