WERCBench Labs to host Pitch Night on May 1

MILWAUKEE, WI- The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is proud to announce WERCBench Labs Pitch Night on Tuesday, May 1 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center located at 4201 N. 27th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  All seven businesses in the WERCBench Labs Program will pitch their companies to investors and companies in our industry.

Investors from around the region and companies in the Energy, Power, and Controls sector are invited to attend. In addition to their presentations, the WERCBench Labs companies will have samples of their products to display.

"We look forward to hearing from these seven businesses and seeing their refined pitches," said Jacquin Davidson, WERCBench Labs Managing Director. "The best and brightest from around the Midwest will be presenting. It should be an informative and exciting night for the WERCBench Labs program and our key stakeholders."  

The eight-week WERCBench Labs Program offered interactive sessions with educators, business leaders and industry experts. The teams were guided by mentors and coaches in the industry working on their financial projections, governance, marketing and communications, sales strategy, networking and investor readiness.

For more information on how to register attend this unique opportunity to see this group of promising start-ups companies in the Energy, Power, and Controls sector For more information, please click here.

The 2018 M-WERC WERCBench Labs companies include:

Switched Source, Detroit
Lane Nelson
Switched Source provides power-electronics solutions for electric distribution companies that make the grid more resilient and efficient while supporting the integration of more distributed generation.

EW Panel, Madison
Chunhua Yao
EWPanel’s patent-pending nanogenerators convert movements to electricity, which can be used to charge low-power electronics such as Bluetooth units, sensors, and LED lights. The nanogenerators are flexible in design and can be incorporated into a variety of devices to allow for self-contained power generation and smart sensing.

NovoMoto, Madison
Mehrdad Arjmand
NovoMoto provides clean electricity for off-grid rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. NovoMoto’s stand-alone solar-powered systems are cheaper, more efficient and cleaner than the kerosene and diesel currently used in these communities.

ARIS Technology, Chicago
Mingu Kang & Brad Johnson
ARIS Technology is working on an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to eradicate human quality control errors in manufacturing.

Present Power Systems, Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Jason Katcha
Present Power Systems designs and supplies advanced power electronics to OEMs in the medical, solar and energy storage industries.

Blue Line Battery, Whitewater, Wis.
John LaPota & Dustin Herte
Blue Line Battery manufactures lithium-ion batteries for motive power, forklifts, stationary energy storage and backup power systems.

Emergy Labs, Chicago
Justin Whiteley & Tyler Huggins
Emergy Labs transforms food and beverage wastewater into advanced materials.

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