Energy Mentor Network Company: Stone Mountain Technologies

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council is featuring the companies benefiting from the Energy Mentor Network program, which offers industry specific expertise from experienced mentors.

The Energy Mentor Network‘s goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors. This gives Tennessee yet another advantage in grabbing its more than fair share of the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market.

The Energy Mentor Network is run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee.

In broad strokes, the Energy Mentor Network pairs mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions.

The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch deck, a rock solid business model and a plan to establish more traction. These tools will position Tennessee’s entrepreneurs to raise capital, request other funds like SBIR grants, and scale their company.

TAEBC is featuring EMN company Stone Mountain Technologies. SMTI is a leading developer of cost effective, next generation heating technologies using sorption heat pump cycles. The company’s “thermal compressor” products enable a major leap forward in the way homes, businesses and water are heated, reducing energy costs, improving comfort, and lowering CO2 emissions.

TAEBC is currently accepting applications from Tennessee advanced energy companies to apply for the Energy Mentor Network program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the “For Startups” section of the Energy Mentor Network portion of TAEBC’s website.

Energy Mentor Network Spotlight: Jim Phillips

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council is continuing its series of feature stories highlighting the mentors behind the Energy Mentor Network program offering industry specific expertise.

The Energy Mentor Network‘s goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors. This gives Tennessee yet another advantage in grabbing its more than fair share of the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market.

The Energy Mentor Network is run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee.

In broad strokes, the Energy Mentor Network pairs mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions.

The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch deck, a rock solid business model and a plan to establish more traction. These tools will position Tennessee’s entrepreneurs to raise capital, request other funds like SBIR grants, and scale their company.

TAEBC is highlighting this week Jim Phillips. He serves as the CEO of XMI. Jim has supported entrepreneurial companies over a 26 year career. Today, XMI provides a comprehensive platform of infrastructure and the back office serves to over 140 businesses and organizations designed to ensure each leadership team can focus on revenue development and its competitive advantages.

TAEBC is continuing to accept mentors for the Energy Mentor Program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the “For Mentors” section of the Energy Mentor Network portion of TAEBC’s website.

Energy Mentor Network company Solar Site Design to compete at 36|86 in Nashville

Solar Site Design, an Energy Mentor Network (EMN) company, will soon be competing for a hefty cash prize in front of more than a thousand attendees at the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference next week. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Solar Site Design is a collaborative, cloud-based marketplace platform that connects sales-ready solar projects to leading solar companies to drive down customer acquisition costs.

Solar Site Design is one of 36 companies competing for the $50,000 FedEx Innovation prize at 36|86. Many of the startups pitching are rising leaders in the Southeast, innovating in industries like advanced energy that have been core to the region’s economy.

The Energy Mentor Network company has been meeting with TAEBC mentors for months getting strategic business, marketing and financial guidance by participating in a series of panels and discussions to better prepare them to raise capital and gain traction.

Competing startups at 36|86 will get unparalleled access to the largest gathering of early-stage investment firms in the Southeast via curated Speed Dating sessions and dedicated exhibit time, plus insights from thought leaders, innovators and fellow entrepreneurs.

36|86 is the Southeast’s premier technology event for entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders from across the country. The conference is powered by Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship and works to make Tennessee the most start-up friendly state in the country.

Between June 4-7, 36|86 will bring together disruptors, founders and creators of cutting-edge innovations for the Southeast’s premier technology and entrepreneurial event.

There’s still time to buy tickets for the conference.

At 36|86, there will be ample opportunities to start conversations with peers, investors and high-net-worth individuals. Attendees can choose from workshops, coffee breaks and after-hours parties to network. You also have the option to stroll through “Village 36” and meet the founders of the next great Southern start-up, as well as meet with one of the 180 active investors who’ll be looking for companies that deliver.

Launch Tennessee partnered with TAEBC to form the Energy Mentor Network. Its goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors and industry specific expertise. To participate in the Network or become a mentor, click here.

Energy Mentor Network Spotlight: Ron Thompson

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council is continuing its series of feature stories highlighting the mentors behind the Energy Mentor Network program offering industry specific expertise.

The Energy Mentor Network‘s goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors. This gives Tennessee yet another advantage in grabbing its more than fair share of the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market.

The Energy Mentor Network is run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee.

In broad strokes, the Energy Mentor Network pairs mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions.

The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch deck, a rock solid business model and a plan to establish more traction. These tools will position Tennessee’s entrepreneurs to raise capital, request other funds like SBIR grants, and scale their company.

This week TAEBC is highlighting Ron Thompson. He serves as the Director of Business Development for Innovation/Emerging Markets and New Technologies at Eaton, a global industrial company with over 100 years of expertise and 97,000+ employees. Over Ron’s thirty years with Eaton, he has held roles in sales, marketing, product line management, R&D, and business development. He has gained a reputation for being a risk taker and innovation stimulator.

TAEBC is continuing to accept mentors for the Energy Mentor Program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the “For Mentors” section of the Energy Mentor Network portion of TAEBC’s website.

Energy Mentor Network Spotlight: Christopher Miller

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council is continuing its series of feature stories highlighting the mentors behind the Energy Mentor Network program offering industry specific expertise.

The Energy Mentor Network‘s goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors. This gives Tennessee yet another advantage in grabbing its more than fair share of the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market.

The Energy Mentor Network is run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee.

In broad strokes, the Energy Mentor Network pairs mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions.

The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch deck, a rock solid business model and a plan to establish more traction. These tools will position Tennessee’s entrepreneurs to raise capital, request other funds like SBIR grants, and scale their company.

This week TAEBC is highlighting Christopher Miller. He serves as the CFO of Three Roots Capital. Since 2003, Chris has been involved in growing and funding exceptional companies across the U.S. Southeast. With experiences ranging from community development venture capital to managing a small and middle market loan portfolio, Chris has the background and skills to work with a diverse range of transaction structures and borrowers.

TAEBC is continuing to accept mentors for the Energy Mentor Program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the “For Mentors” section of the Energy Mentor Network portion of TAEBC’s website.