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MIT Startups

innovating in the energy sector

Presented by MIT Startup Exchange, four (4) startup companies from MIT will present their exciting innovations that are impacting different parts of the energy value chain. In addition to technology development, the panel will discuss how the startups are meeting the challenges of large scale and long time horizon that are characteristic of the energy sector.


JAmes Gado (Moderator)

Senior Director - MIT Office of Corporate Relations

James Gado has oversight responsibility for the MIT Startup Exchange program, in the MIT Office of Corporate Relations. Gado comes to MIT after more than 25 years in the specialty chemical industry, with the majority of his career was spent at W.R. Grace & Co. His investment experience includes collaboration with Grace/Horn Venture Partners. Gado has held leadership positions at the director level for mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, marketing, and research and development management. He has developed new business, both organically and via acquisition, across the globe.

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Represented by Tor Jakob Ramsoy

Arundo’s proprietary software for asset-intensive industries enables “edge”-state streaming and analytics, rapid cloud deployment of machine learning models, and enterprise-scale models management. Arundo enables customers to take control of data across a broad range of assets, leveraging existing investments to accelerate time to action. Arundo provides industry context with asset hierarchies that help take advantage of trapped or previously unutilized data. 



Form Energy

Represented by William Woodford

Form Energy is developing and commercializing ultra-low cost, long duration energy storage systems that can be located in any market and scaled to match existing energy generation infrastructure globally. These systems have the capability to reshape the electric system, making renewables fully firm and dispatchable year-round, extending transmission capacity without building new wires, and completely replacing the need for conventional thermal generation



Represented by veronika stelmakh

Mesodyne’s technology works by burning fuel in a microcombustor to heat a photonic crystal thermal emitter to incandescence, leading to infrared radiation which drives specialized photovoltaic cells to generate electricity. Mesodyne delivers watts of electricity at the fuel flow of a lighter in the palm of your hand.




Represented by Morris Kesler

WiTricity with its patented wireless power technology is creating a new era of wireless charging for electric vehicles. Their global automaker customers see eliminating the cord as key to broad consumer adoption of EVs and PHEVs. Wireless charging is a key enabler for the future of mobility that is electrified, shared and autonomous.