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CMU Energy + Cleantech Startup Advisory Showcase

At the inaugural CMU Energy + Cleantech Startup Advisory Showcase on Dec. 3, eight regional startups pitched their companies and ideas to an intimate group of investors, incubators, accelerators and stakeholders from around the country. 

As a Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) “Channel Partner," the Scott Institute created this event to continue its work boosting the regional ecosystem. The startups who presented included:

  • Anactisis (from CMU)
  • Epiphany Solar Water Systems
  • Grid Fruit (from CMU)
  • Integrated Silicon Technologies
  • Pearl Street Technologies (from CMU)
  • PowerMagnetix (from CMU)
  • Switched Source
  • Teratonix (from CMU)

Each startup had 5 - 10 minutes to present with time for Q&A and feedback from participants. Participants were from the following national organizations:

  • Accenture
  • BCI Technology Investments
  • BlueTree Allied Angels
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chain Reaction Innovations @ Argonne National Lab
  • Clean Energy Trust
  • Cleantech Open
  • Deloitte
  • Duquesne Light
  • Encentiv Energy
  • Heritage Solutions Group
  • Hillman Family Foundations
  • Idea Foundry
  • Innovation Works
  • Mountain State Capital
  • New Energy Nexus
  • PJ Dick Trumbull
  • Prime Impact Fund
  • Ron Lewis Automotive Group
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Vayu Corp.
  • Wells Fargo

Near the end of the day, these organizations participated in a discussion on national trends with the objective to differentiate, elevate and amplify the energy and cleantech innovation and entrepeneurship ecosystem in Southwestern, PA. 

Event Details

Date and Location

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Bosch Spark (formerly called “Marquis”) Conference Room, 5th Floor, 5201
Scott Hall on Carnegie Mellon University’s Pittsburgh campus
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

This was an invitation-only event.


8:00-9:00 AM | Breakfast & Check-In

9:00-9:30 AM |Agenda Overview

9:30-11:30 AM | Startup Pitches

11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Networking Lunch

12:30-2:30 PM | Startup Pitches - 2nd Session

2:30-4:00 PM | Understanding the Landscape -  National Trends Discussion 

4:00-5:00 PM | Reception