On Tuesday, The Heritage Group Accelerator will host its 2022 Hardtech Showcase at The Center in Indianapolis. The event will feature pitches from seven startup founders, hoping to secure additional investments and catapult their ideas into viability and success.
The pitches will showcase how their technologies could have a major impact in carbon reduction, heavy construction, circular waste management and renewable energy.
“At The Heritage Group Accelerator, we pair innovators with hand-selected resources and expertise to scale their transformative technologies and write the next chapter in sustainable manufacturing, materials, infrastructure, waste and water treatment, and other hard tech verticals,” said Nida Ansari, managing director of THG Accelerator.
In August, the cohort was selected to take part in THG’s 13-week hardtech accelerator program, which provided financial, business development, and R&D mentorship.
The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., and pitches will begin at about 2:40 p.m. You can connect to more information about the event and purchase tickets by clicking here.
The startups, which are listed below, will present their pitches in alphabetical order:
- Allium Engineering (Cambridge, MA) has built a proprietary rebar technology to eliminate steel corrosion and create more resilient, affordable, and sustainable material. Structures that would last 30 years with traditional rebar can be built to last 100 years with Allium’s innovative solutions.
- Nanode Battery Technology (Edmonton, AB) has invented a next-generation high-performance material that optimizes rechargeable lithium and sodium-ion batteries. Batteries utilizing Nanode’s technology have 5x the energy density of traditional batteries at 40% the cost.
- Ourobio (Charlottesville, VA) turns industrial byproducts into low-footprint, performance-enhancing, biodegradable plastic additives. The company says plastics incorporating its technology are less expensive, more sustainable, and easier to manufacture.
- SeaChange Technologies Inc. (Raleigh, NC) offers a patented water treatment technology that eliminates toxic sludge from industrial waste water, reducing both costs and impact on the environment.
- Sirionix Renewables (Seattle, WA) creates high-performing plant-based cleaning products that are sustainable, nontoxic and perform better than incumbent chemical-based brands.
- SusMaX (Philadelphia, PA) uses a thermodynamics-based technology to transform waste coal ash into lightweight construction aggregates. This technology promotes landfill diversion, extends the service life of construction materials, and reduces transportation costs by 50%.
- ZILA Works (Renton, WA) is developing a novel industrial bioplastic to help product manufacturers lower their carbon footprint. The company’s patented process uses vegetable oils to create a bio-epoxy resin system that reduces carbon emissions by as much as 60% compared to petroleum-based epoxies.