Thursday Dec 21, 2023

James Aein, Co-Founder & CEO of Grid Analytics Start-up, ENERZA

Episode #6 ENERZA

Will robots help modernize the world’s power grid? In this episode of the Podcast, co-hosts Braden Kemp and Tracy Morningstar sit down with James Aein, Co-Founder & CEO of ENERZA.

Themes we encounter in conversation with James Aein:

  • An introduction to the power grid
  • Robotics-as-a-Service business model
  • Sales cycles for utilities companies as customers
  • Benefits of startup accelerator programs
  • AI and predictive analytics
  • ‘Grid edge’ technologies
  • Knowledge transfer from post-secondary research to commercialization
  • Startup life, mindset, personal motivations of founders

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Enerza secured $25,000 in matching, performance-based seed funding from NCFDC's thriveFORWARD initiative, with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada's Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF).

The Executive Producer of the Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast is Robert Washburn. Special thanks to NCFDC’s Victoria Pichler and John Hayden. This project is made possible with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada.


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