Addressing the unique challenges of energy hardtech startups
REACH selects 10–15 hardtech startup companies from the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains to join our year-long program — companies in the early stages of development that, when they hit their stride, are going to change the world. REACH is here to get hardtech entrepreneurs, researchers, and founders up to speed.
The REACH Energy Accelerator program will help you
- Land the launch: Strategic choices, business model, competitive advantage, awareness and demand, and business principles and processes
- Find your customers: Business entity, market research, TAM/SAM sizing, IP strategy, and executive summaries
- Solicit capital: Capital Access Plan, equity model, venture valuation, investor pipeline, and investor pitch deck
- Build your team: Forming boards, organizational capacity, fundable CEOs, and compensation
Collaborate with industry mentors
Learn and grow with leaders in the energy hardtech space. One-on-one mentorship and consultation gives you access to hard-won experience and an expanded network of forward-thinkers like you.
Meet the 2022 REACH Cohort
New Day Hydrogen
Financing and building public hydrogen fuel stations to build the hydrogen vehicle market.
Farm to Flame Energy
Providing scalable, end-to-end electricity generation systems for communities in emerging markets.
Building precision 3D LED systems for controlled environment agriculture.
Energy-efficient manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites and composite materials.
Improving transparency and cost-effectiveness of remote water, energy, and infrastructure projects.
Converting waste heat to supplemental cooling for equipment shelters.
SiC Nanosheets Technology
Dr. Sakineh Chabi
Discovering the world’s first monolayer silicon carbide for atomic-level semiconductor technologies.
Automating legacy equipment and innovating fuel cell technology.
Increasing access to environmental monitoring to measure pollutants in sediments, water, and air.
Providing wind energy at a 15x cost advantage.
High Plains Biochar
Converting biomass into heat, biochar, and carbon credits.
Creating renewable hydrogen to decarbonize fuels and chemicals using a thermochemical process.
Kristin R. Di Bona
Developing sustainable technologies for resource recovery, instrumentation, and custom materials.
Join the Accelerator
The world of energy is changing rapidly — because it must. Hardtech is the way forward. Will your research, business acumen, and/or new way of thinking advance the future of energy? Are you ready to take your big idea to the big stage of the marketplace? We want to hear from you.
Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline to apply for the 2023 REACH Cohort is December 1, 2022.