Innovation Showcase Replay

AWS Clean Energy Accelerator

Innovation Showcase Replay

We are pleased to share with you a replay of the inaugural AWS Clean Energy Accelerator Innovation Showcase.

Here is a recap of engagement:

  • 218 startup applications from 38 countries 1
  • 4+ global energy and community partners
  • 10 startups selected from 6 countries
  • 5 week business acceleration program
  • 185+ hours of mentorship, meetings and support sessions
The program was 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.

The program featured keynote presentations from Energy Industry and AWS leaders, and presentations from nine game-changing startups across seven different countries. See below agenda for more details.

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
If you are interested in collaborating with us in future cohorts as a presenter, mentor, startup or corporate partner, please email us at [email protected].

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