RIT Clean Energy Incubator graduates 6 startups that raised $25m and created 84 jobs

Six startups accounting for 84 jobs and $25 million in investment capital raised were graduated from the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Incubator at RIT (operated in partnership with our supporting member the Venture Creations incubator), according to a blog entry at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The six were:

  • Exiscan, winner of the 2011 Rochester Regional Business Plan Competition, supplier of a system for safe inspection of high-voltage electrical equipment;
  • Opticool Technologies, supplier of ultra-high-efficiency cooling s ystems for data centers;
  • Sweetwater Energy, which converts cellulosic plant waste into feedstock for biofuels and biochemicals;
  • Thingworx, a platform for networking machines, sensors and industrial equipment;
  • Tenrehte, winner of the 2010 Rochester Regional Business Plan Competition, producer of intelligent power-management systems; and
  • Vnomics, an RIT spin-out providing on-board performance analyzers for diesel trucks and buses.

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