LiNa Energy Completes Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator in Houston, Texas with Demo of Sodium Battery Technology

Will Tope, LiNa CCO, said “We were delighted by the opportunity to join the Rice Clean Energy Accelerator with expectations exceeded by the quality and intensity of the program. LiNa was launched right into the heart of the Houston energy community heavily investing in clean technology solutions which will enable progress towards net-zero carbon.”

LiNa Energy, Houston, Texas, 29 Nov 2022… Following a rigorous curriculum, LiNa Energy has graduated from Class 2 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator. The program concluded with a demonstration and pitch event attended by investors and stakeholders from across the US energy industry.

CEA Pitch Event 1

The Clean Energy Accelerator annually selects a small cohort of startups from around the world to participate in the program. The curriculum accelerated LiNa’s fundraising and scale-up efforts, leveraging the Houston market to expand reach, form mentor relationships and make targeted corporate and investor introductions.

CEA Pitch Event 2

The program concluded with a ‘demo day’ based out of the Ion in Houston, where Will Tope, LiNa CCO, pitched to an audience of angels, corporate venture capitalists, and technology scouts from across industry. Following the pitch, LiNa demonstrated one of its sodium battery energy storage systems in real-time, live-streaming the results from Lancaster to Houston.

CEA Pitch Event 4

James Morrish, LiNa CFO, said “The input from the cohort of Founders, investors and technical experts at the Rice Clean Energy Accelerator has been instrumental in preparing us for our Series A in 2023 and facilitating leads amongst energy transition investors.”

The Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator is a program run by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance). The Rice Alliance at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University has a 20+ year history of supporting startups, tech and the innovation ecosystem. Since inception, more than 978 energy tech ventures have participated in Rice Alliance energy forums and raised more than $7.2 billion in funding.


CEA Pitch Event 3