To be part of a competitively-selected cohort of startup and/or seed stage ventures who offer products or services, including smart home and building technologies, aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, enable better integration of distributed resources and smart building technologies, increase resiliency and/or support demand management strategies that avoid peak time energy usage.
The goal for the DeltaClimeVT Energy2020 program is to help move us toward a zero-carbon future through better integration of distributed resources and smart building technologies and to help Vermont’s utilities harden the distribution network against outages.
We are particularly interested in technologies that have wide potential applicability and enable low and moderate-income populations and multi-family building residents to participate in the low-carbon economy.
Examples of technologies or services could include but are not limited to:
- Innovative heating systems, such as advanced wood heat, geothermal heat pumps, advanced air to water heat pump systems or heat pump technology with integrated storage or demand response controls;
- Building controls that align with utility demand response signals;
- New weatherization materials or building construction materials that have lower embodied carbon footprints and help reduce energy use;
- Smart thermostats, EV charging supply equipment and other devices to include storage that could align with utility demand response signals;
- Fuel cell technologies;
- Innovative solutions to bring reliable connectivity (ex. broadband) to rural areas to enable behind the meter technologies;
- Innovative financing models for technologies and services (e.g. innovative loans, on-bill financing, heating as a service)
- Any other technology or service that reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings and/or supports demand management in buildings.
November 21, 2019
February 19, 2020
March 9, 2020
March 30-April 2, 2020
Online Learning Sessions
April 17-June 8, 2020
Weekly Friday Webinars
June 8-11, 2020
July 13-16, 2020
Vermont-based climate economy business accelerator Accel-VT rebrands as DeltaClimeVT and seeks entrepreneurs for Energy 2020 program: Read more.
Who should apply?
DeltaClimeVT is looking for companies working on products or services that will help Vermont’s utilities harden the state’s distribution network against outages while simultaneously moving Vermont toward a zero-carbon future through better integration of distributed resources and smart building technologies. economy. Apply Now.
DeltaClimeVT cohort members will take part in a three-month intensive training. The accelerator consists of three separate, four-day, on-site “sprints”, in the Burlington area, with homework and webinars in between. Participants will be exposed to the ecosVC curriculum, which is designed to test assumptions, expose and remediate business vulnerabilities, prepare for significant investment, and provide a platform for rapid scale.
The ecosVC curriculum enables each entrepreneur to gain an intimate understanding of the other businesses in the cohort, allowing them to provide quality feedback and to select the top company to receive a $25,000 non-equity prize.
Win Pilot Projects
Energy entrepreneurs will compete for the opportunity to demonstrate their company’s technology through collaborative pilot projects with DeltaClimeVT sponsors Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power.
DID YOU KNOW?
DeltaClime VT offers cohort members more than 35 hours of time with mentors, investors and potential customers?