Last night we had a blast celebrating the five urban innovation startups to receive funding through the Tumml Urban Clean Energy Prize! A big thank you to our event sponsors The 11th Hour Project, Codigo Del Sur, Esri, Hanson Bridgett, IBM, Nixon Peabody, Presidio Graduate School, Verizon, and Vodafone Americas Foundation.
During a three-month program, each startup will receive $15K, as well as hands-on mentorship to help them pilot (or expand) their services in US cities. The winners are:
During the review process, Tumml was looking for startups advancing renewable resource adoption and efficiency in urban areas – water, solar, wind, green building materials, etc. Renewable resources are critical to the future of our cities, helping us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our power and transportation sectors; achieve better health outcomes because of lowered air, water, and land pollution; encourage responsible relationships with natural resources; and support community energy resilience.
As a nonprofit with the mission to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems, Tumml is excited to support these startups tackling clean energy challenges in our cities. We're thrilled to welcome the new batch!