Stanley Black & Decker, currently world’s largest tool company, has announced the companies selected to participate in this year’s STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator. The class of 2022 cohort will focus on technologies that enable the electrification of consumer and industrial tools and products through the implementation of battery technology, advanced and recyclable materials, robotics, consumer appliances, and services.
“At Stanley Black & Decker, we believe electrification will open new doors for future-forward design and function for many of our consumer and industrial products,” said Mark Maybury, CEO, Stanley Black & Decker. “This year’s class represent a diverse group of global startups positioned to make a meaningful impact. We are eager to energize these startups in the city of Baltimore, a top-tier innovation hub, to revolutionize electrification.”
The 2022 class will participate in a three-month program, taking place in Baltimore, near Stanley Black & Decker’s Tools & Storage headquarters and where BLACK+DECKER was founded in 1910. The program will kick-off this week and will culminate with demo and investor days in late May.
This year’s program will be hybrid, using a virtual and in-person format. The class of startups represent the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Texas, and Virginia and the countries of Canada, Germany and Ireland.
The 2022 cohort will work alongside local mentors and partner with Upsurge Baltimore, which is propelling Baltimore into a top-tier innovation hub and the country’s first Equitech city. UpSurge is helping to launch, support, attract, grow and celebrate high-impact startups in Baltimore.
The companies participating in the 2022 STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator include:
- Plazmod: commercializing revolutionary materials processing technology for manufacturing structured materials systems to enable global energy system transition to electrification
- Mattery / Chargd: a mobile application that enables sharing of home EV chargers in addition to accessing public chargers, thereby creating the largest existing charging network
- Kitchenery: a hardware + software + data startup.
- MeterLeader: a platform that empowers and motivates people to adopt energy efficient behaviors and equipment in their homes and buildings by leveraging the power of real-time utility data and behavioral science
- Athenai: revolutionizing sensor networks by building a novel low-power, event-based chip
- Molg: developing a circular manufacturing platform to enable the autonomous assembly and disassembly of sustainable, cost-effective products and devices
- Flora Coatings: developed a smart and sustainable, transparent, one part liquid coating that transforms to functional glass on application in ambient conditions without the need of high temperature heating
- Helgen Technologies: enables companies struggling to find consistent staff to operate heavy equipment to increase productivity and improve revenue management
- Revolute Robotics: inspection robots that are for confined and dangerous spaces
- Autonopia: builds autonomous mobile robots to take over hazardous work on inaccessible surfaces or tall structures