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2023 Climate and Energy Tech Pitch Competition

Virtual Pitch Competition for Women Founders and Founders of Color will award $8,500 in Non-Dilutive Cash Prizes to Climate Tech & Energy Tech Startups

The mHUB EnergyTech Startup Pitch Competition will showcase cutting-edge hardtech startups specializing in climate and energy technologies. This pitch competition, taking place virtually on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, is designed to support under-represented women founders and entrepreneurs of color.

Startups focused on innovative climate tech and energy technologies can apply to pitch virtually to a group of esteemed judges for cash awards totaling $8,500 and connections to industry decision-makers and investors interested in hardtech.

1st Place Prize: $5,000 

2nd Place Prize: $2,500 

3rd Place Prize: $1,000 



Meet the Finalists:

Congratulations to the six finalist teams who will be pitching at mHUB's Climate & EnergyTech Pitch Competition:

  • Active Surfaces Inc. - Commercializing an ultra-thin film solar technology that can unlock terrawatts of dual land use next generation deployment.
  • Aerovec Inc. - Designing a compact, integrated, portable wind turbine, which is patented and designed to work in conjunction with other renewable technologies to make clean and reliable energy available 24/7.
  • Amaterra Tech - Building and designing stable, cheap, advanced, and clean microgrids and implementing the control systems onto the grid components.
  • Magnetrics Energy Solutions LLC - Creating a novel Electromagnetic Propulsion Drive Unit to be a universal clean energy technology that is reliable, scalable, and efficient.
  • TerraFixing Inc. - Developing a Direct Air Carbon Capture (DAC) technology for capturing CO₂ in cold dry climates, with the goal of fixing global warming.
  • Tikal Industries - Specializing in water quality testing products and services with a hardware system that utilizes a machine learning-powered RAMAN spectroscopy technique to detect contaminants in water.
Competition Details
Date: Tuesday, June 27
Time: 4:30 PM CST
Location: Zoom (Virtual)

Startup Eligibility

  • At least one founder of your team must be female or a person of color
  • The Climate Tech and/or Energy Tech Startup must be pre-series A
  • Must be hardtech startup (with elements of physical product and software)
  • Startup must be in the field of Climate Tech and/or Energy Technologies

Areas of Focus:

mHUB is looking for breakthrough climate and energy startups working on hardtech and infrastructure solutions in the following areas:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Hydrogen
  • Carbon capture and Sequestration
  • Energy storage
  • Vehicle-to-grid
  • Heat sink technologies
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Sustainable buildings
  • The internet of energy

Pitch Competition Judges

mHUB's Climate and Energy Tech Pitch Competition is Held in Partnership With: