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We are thrilled to announce the 2019 class of The Heritage Group Accelerator powered by Techstars. We have chosen ten exciting startups for the inaugural class of this accelerator in partnership with Indianapolis-based company, The Heritage Group (THG). Hailing from Canada, Estonia, Germany, and the U.S., the 2019 class represents a diverse array of technologies, from wireless charging in roads to recycling waste into valuable materials. All of these companies share a mission of tackling some of society’s biggest challenges by innovating in traditional industries such as energy, transportation, construction materials, and chemicals.

The Heritage Group manages over 30 companies in the core industries of transportation infrastructure & materials, environmental services, specialty chemicals and fuel products. Over the next 13 weeks the startups will scale their businesses under the guidance of mentors from both Techstars and THG’s leadership, allowing the founders to work with dozens of expert mentors in a variety of industry-specific specializations. 

As part of its effort to reinvent traditional industries, THG built The Center, a state-of-the-art collaboration and R&D facility in Indianapolis where The Heritage Group Accelerator is housed. The Center was purpose-built to incubate disruptive technologies and connect entrepreneurs with researchers and industry leaders. HG Ventures, THG’s venture capital arm, is also based at The Center and invests $50 million annually in related startups.

Without further ado, here is the inaugural class of The Heritage Group Accelerator powered by Techstars:

Alkemy Environmental’s patented technology recycles waste materials into concrete aggregate.

Boston, MA 

www.alkemyenvironmental.com

              

AquaRealTime provides an early detection and monitoring system for harmful algae blooms, allowing stakeholders to better prepare for and contain environmental hazards. 

Boulder, CO

www.algaetracker.com

Ateios’ thin-film printed batteries are naturally flexible and stretchable, enabling new forms of wearable technologies with better ergonomic design. 

La Jolla, CA

www.ateios.com

                 

E.O.I Technologies’ remote laser-based vibration sensor allows rapid and large-scale data collection. This enables early detection and prevention of failures and downtime for key infrastructure and industrial assets.

Calgary, Canada

www.eoi-technologies.com

Gelatex aims to make the fashion and textile industry more sustainable by making an eco-friendly textile that is scalable, affordable, and chemically identical to leather.

Tallinn, Estonia

www.gela-tex.com

Magment’s infrastructure solutions use patented magnetic concrete which enables dynamic wireless charging for electric and autonomous vehicles.  

Unterhaching, Germany

www.magment.de

     

MITO Material Solutions manufactures hybrid nano-additives, enabling composite manufacturers to create tougher, lighter, and more durable products.

Stillwater, OK

www.mitomaterials.com

Recycled Granite has developed numerous technologies which enables granite and stone waste to be converted into sustainable building materials. 

Schererville, IN 

www.recycledgranite.com

Wildnote is a digital platform to seamlessly collect and report environmental data, eliminating the need for time-consuming traditional paperwork. 

San Luis Obispo, CA 

www.wildnoteapp.com

Zilper Trenchless has developed an award-winning trenchless boring technology for the construction industry, leading to 40% cost savings and minimizing disruption to infrastructure and traffic.

Cambridge, MA 

www.zilpertrenchless.com

 


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Lesa Mitchell Lesa Mitchell
Lesa is the Managing Director of the Techstars Kansas City Accelerator. Lesa’s career has included roles as a corporate executive, entrepreneur and consultant to multi-national corporates expanding their innovation footprints. For ten years Lesa was VP Innovation & Networks at the Kauffman Foundation where she designed, implemented and scaled models focused on initiating new markets and recovering markets in support of economic growth. Lesa is an advisor for Modern Meadow (NYC), CapLinked (LA), Neighborly (SF), Copia (SF). Lesa is a long time Sr. Fellow Milken Institute and is on the board of directors of the Althea Foundation in San Francisco.