Nikola Power Featured as One of the Top 19 Colorado Startups to Watch in 2019

2018 has been an extraordinary year for Nikola Power, and we’re proud to announce that Colorado Inno has recently ranked Nikola as one of the top startups to watch in 2019! These 19 startups were chosen based upon suggestions from industry experts, VC’s, and founders. Colorado Inno has high expectations for the startups on the list in 2019 and expects to see them “land huge funding rounds, get acquired or shake up their respective industries with bright ideas.”  We are proud of the vote of confidence and fired-up to rise to the challenge!

To see the list of startups visit the link below:

https://www.americaninno.com/colorado/startups-to-watch?mc_cid=edfe014d69&mc_eid=749e299c43

As for the rest of the year, we’ve certainly made an immense amount of progress! After closing our seed round in November 2017, we built out our technical team with the hiring of Dr. Mahdi Motalleb and Saurabh Mishra, both of whom have been critical to the success of our company thus far. With their expertise, Nikola Power was able to complete our first software product, a start-of-the-art Energy Management System (EMS) that optimizes and controls energy systems utilizing a combination of energy storage, solar, and grid power.

The other big experience we had this year was with Techstars, a globally renowned accelerator and network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We were a part of the inaugural class of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy, and received world-class mentorship and support as a member of a ten-company cohort. This experience was transformative for our company and we’re extremely grateful to all of the mentors, funders and staff Techstars/TNC staff that helped make the program so impactful and unforgettable.

2018 has been a phenomenal year with growth and excitement for the work we’re doing in energy storage. We are proud of our work, our positioning and the team we are building to take on this critical part of our clean energy future.  We are thankful to have made it to this point and are eager to see what the future for 2019 and beyond has to come! With energy storage from Nikola Power we are on our way to cleaner energy future!

Samantha Kemper