Free Electrons Pitch Day

Free Electrons Pitch Day 2017 is the inaugural public showcase of 12 energy startups for the the world’s first global energy accelerator.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


May 05, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


Invitation Only

Free Electrons Pitch Day 2017 is the inaugural public showcase of 12 energy startups selected for the the world’s first global energy accelerator. Free Electrons facilitates later-stage energy startups to scale into international markets and tap into existing utility customer bases.

These startups will embark on three ‘customer adoption’ modules across four countries spread over six months, where they’ll learn about challenges utilities are facing and how to address them. At the same time, startups will get to experience a full immersion in the local energy ecosystem by meeting with industry experts, investors and startups. The goal is to help facilitate new contracts, set up pilot projects and pioneer a new way of working together to build the energy system of the future.

Apply for an invitation to come meet the startups!


1:45pm – doors open
2:00 – 2:10pm – welcome & intro
2:15 – 4:00pm – pitch
4:00 – 5:00pm – reception


APERIO Systems: A software startup that allows for real time tracking of cyber hacking and attempts to artificially manipulate data, aimed at reducing attempts at damaging infrastructures such as power grids.

BeON: A hardware startup that specializes in design and manufacture of microinverters based on innovative quality methodologies in order to help improve businesses and optimize solar energy intake. 

Climote: A home heating control system that allows users to monitor and change the temperature of their homes through a smartapp. The climote software also builds a customized database for users to track personal energy consumption.

HST Solar: A software platform that reduces the overall cost of solar energy using an integrated approach that allows for computational processes to design solar systems without manual labor. 

Dataglen: A cloud based software that specializes in industrial IoT management and development of customized monitoring solutions for solar power plants. 

Ohmconnect: A software startup that monitors real time conditions on electricity grids that notifies users when ‘dirty’ energy is being used. This system incentivises end-users to limit energy consumption during these given times in order to limit use of unclean energy and in return allows for consumers to receive monetary compensation at the end of the year.

EthosGen: Specialize in converting low-grade waste heat into electrical power. Developed an innovative system that provides sustainable production of electrical energy through conversion of waste heat from sources such as industrial, solar, biomass, and manufacturing.

Tempus:  Specializes in market forecasting of energy prices in real time. Software processes data in real time and combines market forecasting with the ability to predict electricity usage and understand how flexible assets perform in different conditions.

Simple Energy:  Offer adigital customer engagement platform that allows customers to account for overall energy usage in a quantifiable manner. Transform consumption data into digital experiences that provide customers with energy insights, an energy community, and energy rewards. 

Greencom Networks: Enable the management of energy demand, supply and storage capacity within VP plants for evolving energy markets. Developed a software that allows utilities to integrate micro-producers into their offering, overall increasing the general efficiency of the network.

Depsys:  Offer a real-time control platform for the management of low voltage grids. The system’s connected smart modules measure network parameters and guarantee network quality and optimization of energy flows, both in connected as well as micro grid environments.

Driivz:  Developed a cloud based software platform that offers operations management, grid management, user management, public and workplace charging management.

Photo: San Francisco by Aniket Deole

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