Clean Tech Innovation and Acceleration Foundation (CTIAF) with support from All On Hub, is pleased to announce the 2021 cohort of its annual Incubation program for budding renewable energy entrepreneurs.
The six-month incubation program hosted by Clean Technology Hub, is an enterprise development initiative where ideation stage startups in the clean energy space are given access to business development and mentorship support as well as an opportunity to win a grant of $10,000 to scale their businesses.
Following a pitch challenge on July 8th, 2021 that saw 25 of 175 applicants, present their innovative ideas to a diverse panel of judges, 17 finalists were selected into the program.
Each entrepreneur was evaluated against the following criteria: market potential, social impact, innovation potential, climate impact, strength of management team and quality of the pitch.
Each entrepreneur was judged by a cross-section of the following criteria:
- Market potential
- Social impact,
- Innovation potential
- Climate impact
- Strength of management team
- Quality of pitch
The judging panel comprised of Dr. Ivie Ehanmo, a renowned multi-jurisdictional expert in the energy sector, Aishat Alimi, Investment Associate at All On, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA), co-founder of GoDo Hub, Pacer.vc and Founder Institute’s Regional Director for Africa, Ifedy Ralph Eze, mentor, business strategist and Managing Director at Founders institute Lagos and Glory Oguegbu, development entrepreneur and founder of Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI).
Sele Inegbedion, Manager, All On Hub said: “The objective of this program is to incubate energy entrepreneurs with innovative solutions for underserved communities and to enable them to move from ideation to development and ultimately implementation at scale.
We are pleased with our continued partnership with CTIAF with the common goal of improving energy access”.
Chisom Udemezue, Enterprise Development Manager, Clean Tech Hub said:
“Clean Tech Hub has continued to position itself as the leading incubator for early-stage renewable energy startups.
Through this program, supported by All On, the foremost energy impact investor, we remain committed to supporting these entrepreneurs to achieve their next scale growth and use their innovative solutions to increase energy access across rural and last mile communities.”
CTIAF and All On are pleased to present the 2021 cohorts in no particular order:
- OGV Solar Drying Center
- Rural Lights Up Energy
- Kodak Tech
- Ina Lite
- Sango Technology
- Renerworld Global
- Switch Solar
- Innovation City Ventures
- Bleu Intelligence Automation
- Moon Innovations
- Cellone and Sustainable Energy Solutions
The six-month program kicked off on Monday, July 26, 2021.
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