We took the clean energy prize (for the 2nd time) and the JARL award at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge hosted by the University of Washington. We are excited that more than 100 technologists, entrepreneurs and investors validated our products' potential impact on energy storage technology. To read more about the competition and our awards, check out the following articles from the Xconomy and the UW!
Get our your cameras and tissue boxes. We graduated from the Jones + Foster Accelerator Program at the University of Washington. This was a 6 month program with phenomenal business leaders that helped us to accelerate from a big idea to a validated path forward. As a bonus, we were awarded a $25K gift to help us continue our path to success!
Within just a few weeks of each other we were awarded 2 competitive grants from the National Science Foundation and the Amazon Catalyst program. Both programs provide early-stage grants designed to reach a minimum viable product. The UW wrote a nice article about the significance of this funding for Membrion (formerly Ionic Windows).
Clean Tech Concepts wrote an article on our breakthrough technology after seeing our poster at the Clean Tech Showcase. Read all about how New Membranes May Help Utilities Go with the Flow Batteries.
We competed in the 2016 University of Washington Business Plan Competition and took home the Wells Fargo Foundation Clean Tech Prize. As an early-stage company, we were thrilled by the excitement and impact that Membrion's membranes had on the over 400 judges. That enthusiasm has helped launch us into the Jones+Foster Accelerator, which includes 6 months of milestones and mentorship to get our product to market even faster!