Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Announces the Class of 2022

Sep 13, 2022

By Nate Schmidt, Managing Director of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech

Today I am thrilled to introduce the 2022 Techstars Alabama EnergyTech EnergyTech companies, the third class to go through our accelerator.

It seems like yesterday that we welcomed our inaugural class. Since then we’ve graduated 19 world-changing companies solving the big problems in energytech, cleantech, climate tech, and sustainability. We’ve watched these companies strive for product market fit, collectively hire 200+ people, and raise capital well into nine figures. Our new class has big shoes to fill, and our staff, corporate partners, and mentors are here to support them every step of the way. 

This year I’ll be joined once again by my partner in crime, Brooke Gillis, who has been by my side since day one. Also joining on our Techstars team will be our Entrepreneur in Residence, Matt Jaeh, and associates Monroe Clayton and Ritchie Kruunenberg. Our corporate partner, Alabama Power, is also with us every day, working with our startups. This year the Alabama Power team working out of our Techstars office during the program are Kevin Kaye, Hypaesha Dunn, and Joy Yang. Finally, Alex Perkins will be capturing all the video highlights of our class for our Youtube Channel. If you’re looking for inspiration from our first two years, make sure to check it out!

Here are the companies that our staff and support system will be working hard to accelerate. We can’t wait to dig in with these amazing founders, and to watch them build on the success of our first two classes!

Eneryield - Sweden

Software that predicts and localizes severe cable faults that can cause outages in power grids. - Connect with Founder and CEO Johan Rådemar at

Solar Unsoiled - Durham, NC

Cleaning optimization analytics for the solar industry. - Connect with Founder and CEO Michael Valerino at

Ecolytics - Washington, DC

Helping companies turn their impact into an asset through our single platform for sustainability services. - Connect with Founder and CEO Hazel Horvath at 

PowerTechs - Providence, RI

HRTech / EdTech solution connecting renewable energy technicians with employers and upskilling opportunities - Connect with Founder and CEO Ksenia Solomatina at

Idyllo - Washington, DC

The first home improvement marketplace curated for you and your home. Idyllo makes it simple to find products and professionals you can trust. - Connect with Founder and CEO Jessica Majno at

WhyGrene - Seattle, WA

A distributed energy software platform that balances power supply and demand.  - Connect with Founder and CEO Patrick Phelps at

Rivalia Chemical Co. - New York

Extracting rare earth elements from waste materials. - Connect with Founder and CEO Laura Stoy at

Hop In Technologies Toronto, CA

Mobility software company designing logistics systems for daily commuting - Connect with Founder and CEO Erich Ko at

Latimer Controls Boulder, CO

Developing advanced solar power plant control software - Connect with Founder and CEO Simon Julien at

ShipShape Urban Farms Mobile, AL

Your smart energy partner for profitable, modular, controlled environment agriculture. - Connect with Founder and CEO Dale Speetjens at