The Ameren Accelerator has selected six startups for the second round of its program. The accelerator, which was launched in March 2017, is a public-private partnership between Ameren, the St. Louis-based utility, and the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators.
Each company that is selected for the accelerator will receive investment of up to $100,000, along with 12 weeks of mentoring, assessment and technical assistance.
According to Ameren, this year’s program attracted more than 300 applications from 49 countries.
The six companies that made the final cut are:
- Applied Particle Technology (St. Louis) – Produces a wearable monitoring device for use in occupational safety
- Jrop (Toronto) – Develops “last-meter” technology for autonomous vehicles
- Narya Security (Tel Aviv) – Makes a tool to mitigate damage from ransomware attacks
- ResilientGrid (Austin, Texas) – Makes a tool to help grid operators monitor and visualize electrical systems
- Ryvit (Brentwood) – Develops software that integrates applications used in the construction industry
- TouchLight (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.,) – Makes floor tiles that generate energy when they’re stepped on
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