CleanTech Company, Cleaner NRG, Gets Accepted into NEXT Canada’s AI Program to Disrupt the Solar EcoSystem
Cleaner NRG Accepted into Next Canada′s AI Program to Disrupt the Solar EcoSystem
Toronto, Canada: Veronica Malinski, Bardia Andalib and Omar Padierna, co-founders of Cleaner NRG were accepted into NEXT Canada’s AI program, Next AI. They are disrupting the solar ecosystem by using Elevle an AI product that will automate the solar design process and instantly provide homeowners with the financial and environmental benefits of switching to solar.
NEXT Canada is a non-profit focused on increasing national prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship with programs like Next AI, Next 36 and Next Founders. NEXT Canada has an intense application process beginning with individual applications that began back in Fall 2017 and believes that ambition has no gender.
“This year we received double the number of total applications from 2017, with 40% of applications coming from outside of Canada” said Jon French, Director of Marketing & Communications for NEXT Canada. “We know that diverse teams are stronger teams and hope to continue increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in our programs.”
Jon French, Director of Marketing & Communications for NEXT Canada
Next AI accepted only 18 companies for the 2018 cohort, including five with female founders- AI Vali, AI Assister, Destin.ai, Tryon and Cleaner NRG. They will be provided with 75 hours (AI stream) or 150 hours (Business stream) of required structured technical or business/founder development. This founder development learning will be delivered by top world-renowned faculty and entrepreneurs including Graham Taylor, Academic Director of Next AI and Associate Professor School of Engineering, University of Guelph and Vector Institute and Ajay Agrawal; Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Co-founder of The Next 36 and Next AI Programs, and Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab. Past faculty has also included Joelle Pinea; Associate Professor of Computer Science at McGill University and Raquel Urtasun; Head of Uber ATG Toronto and Co-Founder of the Vector Institute for AI. They will also receive up to $200,000 in funding per team, advanced in tranches throughout the program term and the opportunities with top VCs, angel investors and AI community leaders.
In addition, they will gain visibility to NEXT Canada’s community of entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and also technological benefits from technical partners including NVIDIA, IBM Canada, Google Canada and working space in downtown Toronto.
“I always knew I wanted to propel my career in a way that makes an impact,” said Veronica Malinski, Co-Founder Cleaner NRG “I’m extremely encouraged by the smart, courageous and ambitious women around me in STEM driving change and paving the way for women-led businesses and equality.”
Veronica Malinski, Co-Founder & Head of Marketing for Cleaner NRG
About Cleaner NRG Cleaner NRG’s mission is to amplify the adoption of solar energy across the globe by being the creators of an AI technology that allows solar sales companies and solar installers to best service homeowners. Cleaner NRG is creating a product, Elevle that will use artificial intelligence to instantly create custom solar designs for homeowners and show them their financial and environmental return from solar. To date this can be lengthy and is a cumbersome/ expensive process for both homeowners and solar sales companies.
To learn more about their cleantech product click here.