Joules Accelerator & RTCC announce newest cohort of cleantech startups

Joules Accelerator & RTCC announce newest cohort of cleantech startups

8 companies selected for regional cleantech accelerator to visit Raleigh 3/21-22


RTCC and Joules Accelerator, joint recipients of a federal grant to develop a ‘cleantech corridor’ between the Charlotte-RTP regions, have announced the newest startups accepted into the Cleantech Catalyst accelerator: 8 companies from across North America that are developing technologies in Smart Cities, Circular Economy, & Electric Vehicles:


AMPLY - EV Infrastructure

AMPLY Power provides “charging-as-a-service” to de-risk the process of deploying EV fleet charging infrastructure. The model is simple, scalable, and municipality and enterprise friendly.


Ardent Edge - Grid Mod & Battery Storage

Ardent Edge uses low-cost, off-the-shelf components to reduce the cost of energy storage systems. Their solution is chemistry agnostic and improves reliability.

Goodr - Food Waste & Circular Economy

Goodr is a sustainable surplus food management platform which leverages technology to reduce food waste and combat hunger. The platform connects food surplus to those in need. 

Infinite Cooling - Water Management

Infinite Cooling has developed a technology which reduces water consumption by evaporative cooling by over 20% and monetizes that water with purchasing agreements.

RoadBotics - Smart Cities

RoadBotics is an infrastructure technology company, utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence to revolutionize how governments make data-driven pavement management decisions.

Switched Source - Grid Mod

Switched Source has designed and manufactured a unique grid management hardware solution which allows neighboring power lines to be operated as a networked platform.

Varuna IoT - Water Management

Varuna IoT provides hardware and software for utilities to perform real-time water quality monitoring across a region.

WeaveGrid - EV Infrastructure

WeaveGrid develops software-based solutions for integrating electric vehicle charging, while enabling grid operators to utilize EV batteries as dynamic distributed resource.


These 8 top-of-class companies will visit North Carolina next week to meet the cleantech ecosystems of Charlotte and the Research Triangle - and we invite you to join us!



Wednesday, March 20
5-7:30 PM
Duke Energy Innovation Center, Charlotte NC


Thursday, March 21*
5:30-7:30 PM
Junction West, Raleigh, NC

*If you would like to meet with one or more startups on the morning of Friday, March 22, please contact Emmit Owens



Our 3-year grant will allow us to build a 'cleantech corridor' between the Charlotte and Research Triangle regions by:

  • Expanding an accelerator program to help entrepreneurs access North Carolina markets and advisors
  • Engaging stakeholders to identify regional 'pain points' and opportunities to deploy cleantech solutions locally
  • Developing the region's cleantech ecosystem through events, marketing, and strategic connections


RTCC and Joules are bringing together the region's municipalities, universities, and industry for the first time - and now's the time to get involved. We're looking for municipal leaders who want to pilot technologies in their communities (large or small), visionaries interested in collaborating on a cleantech vision for North Carolina, startups seeking to deploy in North Carolina, industry members interested in mentoring startups, and more. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.

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