Seven sustainability-focused startups selected to take part in a 12-week mentorship program
Submitted by Black & Veatch
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 14, 2023 /CSRwire/ — As climate change presents increasing challenges and opportunities, global critical human infrastructure leader Black & Veatch has selected seven participants to take part in its 12-week IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator program, which provides funding and support to companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.
The seven startups were selected from a pool of 118 applicants, a 38 percent increase in applicants from 2022. The included startups specialize in areas such as AI technology, carbon capture and reduction, and sustainable nutrition.
“Our commitment to developing infrastructure that combats the effects of climate change doesn’t end with Black & Veatch’s projects but extends as we simultaneously work to partner with and empower emerging startup companies in their efforts to create the next breakthrough in decarbonization and sustainability,” said Ryan Pletka, vice president of innovation for Black & Veatch. “As our fourth cohort, this group of participants brings a diverse background of ideas and innovation that is crucial in climate technology.”
IgniteX empowers startups offering scalable climate solutions for critical infrastructure. The seven selected program participants will partner with Black & Veatch subject matter leaders to co-develop, pilot and market their new technologies. Along the way they will receive mentorship, access to the company’s vast industry network, product testing opportunities, pitch development coaching and investor introductions.
The seven 2023 IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator program participants are as follows:
Contact Black & Veatch for more information.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2022 were US$4.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.
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Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.
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