The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council has four commitments to our members. In this episode, we’re focusing on one: Foster the growth of Tennessee’s advanced energy startups. TAEBC doesn’t just want advanced energy startups to launch in the state, we want them to grow, thrive and stay here.
Today, we’re speaking with Harvey Abouelata, Vice President of Commercial Solar at Solar Alliance, and Dr. Bianca Bailey, CEO of Agriwater. In the episode, host Cortney Piper talks with Abouelata and Dr. Bailey about the importance of mentorship, programs that support early-stage companies, and how solar power and wastewater treatment systems go together like peanut butter and jelly – more on that analogy in our episode. And listen all the way to the end of the episode to hear a special clip of Dr. Bailey playing the saxophone.
Solar Alliance is a TAEBC member. Abouelata is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in TAEBC’s Energy Mentor Network program, run in partnership with Launch Tennessee. Agriwater is in Cohort Six of the Innovation Crossroads program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a two-year program for fellows focusing on energy and advanced manufacturing technologies.