Hub Controls joins the Uptake Alliance inaugural cohort of 15 ClimateTech StartUps

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The Uptake Alliance, an emerging venture development program dedicated to fostering breakthrough climate technologies, announced it is launching its innovation program, designed to facilitate and propel startups to secure commercial agreements, boost revenue, assemble exceptional teams, and secure funding.

Hub Controlsis one of 15 tech startups focused on reversing climate change, including the reduction of carbon emissions, with an aim to contribute to the global NetZero initiative.

The program will feature an extensive and bespoke curriculum, mentorship from industry experts, corporate networking opportunities, customized road mapping sessions, and access to Uptake Alliance’s extended network of partners and investors.

“We are honored and excited to actively participate in this initiative,” said Oliver Hynes, Founder and CEO of Hub Controls, which last year expanded to serve energy companies, building management companies, public housing organizations, and consumers in the United States, after years of success in Ireland. “We share so many of the same values as the Uptake Alliance, including energy equity. The same innovations that reduce the consumption of energy and related carbon emissions also make energy more affordable and accessible. Especially with weather extremes, no person or family should have to suffer just because they cannot afford to heat or cool their homes. We have a solution proven in Ireland, which can positively impact hundreds of thousands and eventually millions of people.”

Launched in September 2023, Uptake Alliance aims to serve as the gateway to New York State for climate tech startups, facilitating their growth through valuable industry connections, strategic partnerships, and assistance in securing funding for the deployment of GHG-reducing technologies. The initiative, administered by ADL Ventures and supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is accessible to startups worldwide serving as a centralized hub for climate tech entities interested in doing business in New York State.

“We are thrilled to welcome this exceptional cohort of startups to our venture development program,” said Chris Richardson, Executive Director at Uptake Alliance. “These 15 teams of innovators represent a diverse set of cutting-edge solutions that will revolutionize and help shape our sustainable future. We are excited to support them with the resources, mentorship, and connections they need to thrive and make a lasting impact in New York State and beyond.”

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Chief Program Officer Anthony Fiore said, “Congratulations to the startup companies selected for the first cohort of Uptake Alliance that are poised to commercialize technologies critical to meeting New York State’s climate and clean energy goals. Supporting emerging companies that create products to help lower emissions and advance clean energy is a win-win – as this support provides innovators with much-needed resources to grow and forge new partnerships that will benefit local communities and the State’s economy overall.” 

Other startups in the cohort include Ampaire, Banyan Infrastructure, ecoSPEARS, Edgecom Energy, Feedback Solutions Inc.,H2Ok Innovations, Icarus RT, Inc., INOVUES, Itselectric, Kelvin, Rensair, Rhizome, Symbium’s, and Voltpost

About Hub Controls 

Hub Controls is the developer and provider of Hub Controller, an award-winning automated personal energy reduction system that saves users money while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. For more information, visit https://thehubcontroller.com/.

Media Contact for Hub Controls 

Cynthia Artin 

Genesis Digital 


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About Uptake Alliance

Uptake Alliance is an intersectional community of startups, corporations, utilities, investors, and policymakers. Together, we are helping to create the market conditions for frontier climatetech ventures to thrive. Our global venture development program connects organizations with technical challenges to startups with novel solutions – making a regenerative impact on business performance, technological adoption, and everyone’s climate future. For more information, visit www.uptakealliance.com.