Flower Turbines Selected by PortXL Accelerator for Sustainability–Release
February 20, 2019
Rotterdam Science Tower
Flower Turbines is a winner at Rotterdam’s PortXL, the world’s first port-based startup accelerator. Flower Turbines is a small, patented wind turbine technology game-changer addressing the need for wind energy in urban, suburban, and other tight spaces. Small, quiet, efficient, and elegant, they address the technology issues that are a prerequisite for global success. It is now in the middle of successful equity crowdfunding at https://www.startengine.com/flower-turbines. Headquartered in New York with research and development in New York and Israel, it is now setting up a regional office to service West & North Europe to accelerate business and support local sustainability solutions.
PortXL is a startup acceleration program for companies with products relevant to ports. In the case of Flower Turbines, that is energy. 1,000 companies were screened and finally only 21 selected for the 2019 PortXL program. The process of choosing the final 21 involved two days of pitching and half-hour interviews with more than 50 judges and mentors from around 30 companies.
As a result, Flower Turbines will incorporate a subsidiary company in the Netherlands that will be its point of entry for the sea rim of northern Europe, a place where high wind, high electricity prices, and a motivation to create sustainable economies provides Flower Turbines an excellent market. Flower Turbines has started discussing installations and partnerships following interest from the judges and mentors of the PortXL program. Cities close to the ocean and ports are usually locations of good breezes. Flower Turbines allows wind power to become part of the sustainable energy grid in urban surroundings.
In the group photo, CEO Dr. Daniel Farb is in the third row with the glasses and Roy Osinga, the Regional Manager, is in the bottom row on the right of director Carolien Sandee, in the orange dress.
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