420. why the opportunity in energy may be as large as ai, th

Raffi Garabedian of Electric Hydrogen joins Nate to discuss Why the Opportunity in Energy may be as Large as AI, The Path to Decarbonization, and Fundraising Advice for DeepTech Startups. In this episode we cover:

  • Green Hydrogen and Its Potential for Clean Energy
  • Energy Transition and Business Opportunities in a Changing World
  • Green Hydrogen Applications and Timeline for Ammonia Transformation
  • Decarbonization in Various Industries
  • Green Hydrogen Infrastructure Development
  • Green Hydrogen Viability and Political Support

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things to watch: hydrogen

On today’s bonus episode of the podcast, Dana is joined by Kathy Gao, a Senior Associate from BloombergNEF’s Hydrogen team, to unpack the things to watch for the sector in 2024.

Together they discuss offtake agreements and the potential for shipping and aviation to step up as customers, whether nuclear could become a viable method of hydrogen production among the plethora of available options, and the policies that could drive supply and demand in the year ahead.

Complementary BNEF research on the trends driving the transition to a lower-carbon economy can be found at BNEF<GO> on the Bloomberg Terminal, on bnef.com or on the BNEF mobile app.

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Hydrogen: 10 Things to Watch for 2024 – https://www.bnef.com/insights/33105/view

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362: fuel ai/ml cohort 2023 part 2

Summary

On this special episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Grace Gill, Darian Harris, Tom Douglass, and Louis Diesel head north to the Ledger in Bentonville, where they sit down with four of the participants in Fuel’s AI and machine learning 2023 cohort. Fuel is specifically designed for seed and growth-stage technology companies ready to scale and become enterprise-ready. Members of the cohort receive mentorship and education from leaders in their vertical, as well as coaching and connections from Fuel’s enterprise partners. Caleb, Grace, Darian, and Tom sat down with Kannan Udarayajan of Siemba, Mike Romeri of Analytics2Go, Humphrey Chen of CLIPr, and Somya Munjal of Youthful Savings to discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and their experiences with Fuel thus far. 

 

Show Notes

(0:38) Introducing Part 2

(1:24) Kannan Udayarajan and Siemba

(10:59) Mike Romeri and A2Go

(18:04) Humphrey Chen and CLIPr

(34:04) Somya Munjal and Youthful Savings

(43:47) Closing Thoughts

 

Links

Fuel 

Caleb Talley

Grace Gill

Darian Harris

Tom Douglass

Louis Diesel

Kannan Udayarajan

Siemba

Mike Romeri

Analytics2Go

Humphrey Chen

CLIPr

Youthful Savings        

 

Quotes

Just being under the umbrella of Fuel gives enormous credibility to whatever you’re building and showcasing. By being part of the Fuel cohort, we have been able to get so many introductions in the Bentonville area, but I’m also seeing that the fact we are part of the Fuel program is resonating in other markets as well.” – Kannan Udayarajan, (7:27)

Certainly, everyone knows Walmart is here [in Bentonville], and there’s a level of sophistication with Walmart, but I think the entire ecosystem is a very high-performing ecosystem. And I think there’s sort of a community of interest here where people are trying to optimize the performance of the entire ecosystem, and it brings a lot of sophistication and a certain set of skillsets that are cooperative and innovative, and people know how to get things done.” – Mike Romeri, (15:13)

This is like one of those things where Northwest Arkansas hadn’t been on my to-do list, but now that I’m here, I feel like I’ve been marketing the whole region, and so now more people are planning on coming and checking it out.” – Humphrey Chen, (29:31)“I just think there’s so many great people here [in Bentonville] and it’s an abundant place, but everybody has this same salt of the earth attitude, and you can just get so much more done.” – Somya Munjal, (37:23)

361: fuel ai/ml cohort 2023 part 1

Summary

On this special episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Grace Gill, Darian Harris, and Tom Douglass head north to the Ledger in Bentonville, where they sit down with four of the participants in Fuel’s AI and machine learning 2023 cohort. Fuel is specifically designed for seed and growth-stage technology companies ready to scale and become enterprise-ready. Members of the cohort receive mentorship and education from leaders in their vertical, as well as coaching and connections from Fuel’s enterprise partners. Caleb, Grace, Darian, and Tom sat down with Andrew Bart of AlgoFace, Dexter Caffey of Smart Eye Technology, Kevin Butler of Edify, and Keith Fix of Retail Aware to discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and their experiences with Fuel thus far. 

 

Show Notes

(0:35) Introducing This Year’s Fuel Accelerator 

(2:51) Andrew Bart and AlgoFace

(13:11) Dexter Caffey and Smart Eye Technology

(23:14) Kevin Butler and Edify

(32:44) Keith Fix and Retail Aware

 

Links

Fuel 

Caleb Talley

Grace Gill

Darian Harris

Tom Douglass

Andrew Bart

AlgoFace      

Dexter Caffey

Smart Eye Technology

Kevin Butler

Edify.ai      

Keith Fix

Retail Aware

 

Quotes

Even in the mentor sessions, I know we’re here to acquire enterprise-level customers and learn how to be better at doing that and optimizing that process. But the reality is I came here to meet people. The way I’ve operated in life historically is that things tend to develop organically…People do deals with you ultimately because they like you and they trust you. And look, I just want to engage with people in the community. I’ve met an incredible group of people. The exposure [through Fuel] has been nothing short of amazing.” – Andrew Bart, (6:11)

 

The business climate [in Northwest Arkansas] is something that’s completely different than any other place I’ve been in the States as well as globally…It’s a completely different environment here business-wise. I don’t think a lot of people understand that.” – Dexter Caffey, (18:26)

 

Getting exposure to mentors and business people around the area is a huge benefit [of Bentonville]…But even though it’s a small market, Walmart, a Fortune 1 company, is here. We’re not limited in where those connections go and where the results of Fuel take companies, and I see that as one of the big benefits here.” – Kevin Butler, (27:06)

 

“I don’t think anyone really understands or knows what’s happening in [Northwest Arkansas] until you get here. It’s just such a hidden gem.” – Keith Fix, (37:29)

 

biotech m&a erupting, biden’s $7b hydrogen pledge, linkedin

Featured Guests: Tony Kulesa, principal, Pillar VC | Francesco Benedetti, CEO & co-founder, Osmoses

October has already seen five huge M&A deals in biotech, president Biden announces a $7 billion dollar pledge to build ‘hydrogen hubs’ across the US, and LinkedIn initiates another large round of global layoffs.