Initiate!

Startups. Students. The Energy Future.

Welcome to the Initiate! page.
This is the hub of where you'll learn all about the new start-up area on our floor - where new products/services get highlighted and we push the industry even further. Accompanied by our GEARED student poster sessions and young talent lounge, the future of DistribuTECH is here!

Special presentation

Ron Melton

Enabling innovation in grid modernization by standardizing data integration

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Speaker:
Ron Melton

The power grid is changing rapidly, with more grid devices creating more data, and utilities focused on solving a new frontier of operational challenges brought on by distributed energy resources, extreme weather events, and rising customer expectations...

Initiate! agenda

Initiate!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Product-Based Startup Pitches
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Judges meet with presenters
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Special presentation: Enabling innovation in grid modernization by standardizing data integration
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Software & Servies Startup Pitches
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Judges meet with presenters

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Software & Servies Startup Pitches
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Judges meet with presenters

Thursday, February 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Announce Winners

Meet our start-ups

Initiate!

The following topic areas are represented:
• Distributed energy resource/renewable energy
• Microgrids
• Computer hardware & software
• Internet of things
• IT & software