In 2020, we began a partnership with Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Together, we launched Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator to promote innovations in energy technology. During the annual intensive, 13-week program, startups receive seed funding, business coaching, and mentorship from business leaders in Techstars’ network and Alabama’s business community.
Techstars Alabama EnergyTech has helped founders succeed in building businesses across the energy tech space. In just two years, the two classes have raised a combined $150M. Our corporate and supporting partners’ high-level expertise in their industries and deep connections to the region provide startup companies accepted into the accelerator an unfair competitive advantage.
“Birmingham’s startup community is on the rise, and Techstars is a major step in its evolution as one of our country’s brightest entrepreneurial hubs.”
Nate Schmidt, Managing Director of Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator