Clean energy business accelerator to launch in fall – Star Tribune

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Grid Catalyst, one of the first Midwest clean-energy business accelerators, will have its inaugural class of startups this fall. The accelerator will focus on demonstrating and expanding “solutions for northern climates.”

“Accelerator programs catalyze new leadership, investment, jobs and, in this case, advance positive climate action,” said Grid Catalyst founder Nina Axelson, a veteran of the energy utilities and sustainability industries. “Too often, energy innovation gets stuck between the lab and the marketplace, because we lack opportunities to demonstrate in real world applications. When we can prove what’s possible, we can transform the market.”

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Nina Axelson

Grid Catalyst was founded in 2021 by Nina Axelson, an industry leader with nearly 20 years of experience in energy and sustainability. Previously, Nina was the VP of Sustainability for Ever-Green Energy and served on the board of the International District Energy Association.

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