Wells Fargo: The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, today announced it has selected five early-stage companies for the program’s first “agtech” cohort.
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center: The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announces the formation of an all-star line-up of agricultural experts to advise the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) as it deploys up to $2.25 million in technical assistance for agtech startup companies.
Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Announces $1 Million in Awards to Address Gaps in Cleantech Development and Commercialization
DENVER – March. 5, 2019 — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) today announced it has awarded $1 million in grants to support 13 projects that address gaps in the development and commercialization of clean energy (cleantech) and agriculture technology (agtech).
DENVER — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced the conclusion of a joint project with J2 Innovations, a leading software framework provider for building automation and IoT.
Greentech Media: Even as consumers and companies alike recognize the increasing importance of sustainability, venture capital (VC) investment in cleantech is down. So, where can startups go for financing? From utilities and corporations to billionaires and foundations, this Greentech Media offers a few interesting options and specifically mentions IN2.
Technical.ly DC: With the help provided by IN2 and the opportunities to work with both Wells Fargo and NREL, portfolio company Ladybug Tools aims to make environmental design tools freely accessible to every person, project and design process. The company’s software connects computer-aided design (CAD) interfaces to simulation engines that support environmental building design.
Statesman: In this profile piece, the Austin American-Statesman takes a look at IN2 portfolio company Yotta Solar. The company’s vision is to see its solar energy storage technology on every rooftop, helping to balance the energy grid by integrating and colocating solar generation and storage.
Renewable Energy Magazine: With the goal of expediting the path to market for innovative and promising new energy technologies, the IN2 program, following a rigorous selection process, added five new startups focused on cleantech innovation, giving them the opportunity to create immediate impact.
Albuquerque Journal: Participation in the unique IN2 program means portfolio company Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (also known as UbiQD) could soon be testing its innovative clean energy technology at some Wells Fargo buildings. The company’s low-cost quantum-dot coating on windows captures sunlight and channels the photons to solar cells attached to window frames to generate electricity.
Energy Digital: Through the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), experts from Wells Fargo and NREL collaborate to get cleantech startups through the financial ‘valley of death’ and bring their clean energy ideas to market. This Energy Digital piece delves into how the incubator program offers so much more than just funding.