It’s a Tie: And a Win for Cleantech Open
“Both startups are tributes to the training we do at Cleantech Open, including the process that leads to pitch perfection.”
10-2-17 - Last Wednesday when two CTO accelerator participants Lilac Solutions and 75F battled in a pitch competition at #VERGE2017 the judges had to call a tie. Both startups are tributes to the training we do at Cleantech Open, including the process that leads to pitch perfection.
75F Founder Deepinder Singh, a software engineer by training, conceived of the company over a decade ago after a struggle to control the temperature in the baby’s room of his drafty Mankato, Minnesota house. The internet of things (sensors, internet, and cloud computing) allows 75F to circumvent the Honeywells and Johnson Controls in the niche commercial market of small commercial buildings.
The traditional process of extracting lithium for batteries from salt brines includes large ponds, many chemicals, and long construction and processing times. Lilac Solutions' unique ion exchange materials and beads enable a one-step process yielding concentrated lithium solutions from a wide variety of resources and accessing brine with low concentrations of lithium while rejecting large amounts of impurities.
Congrats to both startup teams! Thank you for representing Cleantech Open with your stellar pitches!
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