Announcing The Fourth Annual

TransTech Energy Business
Development Conference

November 5-6, 2015

Waterfront Place Hotel, Morgantown, WV

Click here to Read the TransTech Brief 1.5 – 4th Annual TTE Business Development Conference

The TransTech Energy Business Development Conference is being
to promote investment in new companies that can provide
solutions to energy,
environmental, and economic development
challenges such as creating new jobs and more competitive industries

Who should attend:

  • Innovators and entrepreneurs: Pitch your company or project to investors, potential strategic partners, and project developers
  • Investors: Find emerging transitional energy and environmental technology companies with near term payback potential
  • Energy companies and manufacturers: Develop strategic partnerships with start-up companies and project developers
  • All: Join the discussion! Let’s build on the momentum of TransTech and generate some excitement about the possibilities for new companies, advanced manufacturing, and competitive industries!


  • $10K 1st Place Award to top-ranked company in finalists pitch session

MAVEN MACHINES, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, Avishai Geller, CEO

  • $5K Runner- Up Award for a high-ranked company in finalists pitch session

LUMISHIELD TECHNOLOGIES, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, David Luebke, CEO

  • $5K Runner Up Award for a high-ranked company in finalists pitch session


  • $5K TTE Alumni Fund Award

MOSAIC POWER, Fredrick, MD, Laurie Vaudreuil, CEO

  • $10K Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Technical Assistance Award for a deserving company based in an ARC county

H QUEST VANGUARD, Pittsburgh, PA, George Skoptsov, CEO and President

  • $10K WVU Research Office Technical Assistance Award for a deserving company to work jointly with a WVU research group

HADRON TECHNOLOGIES, Inc., Knoxville, TN, Stan Morrow, CTO

  • $2.5K INNOVA Award for highest ranked WV-based start-up company

FAIRMONT BRINE PROCESSING, Fairmont, WV, Brian Kalt, General Manager

  • $1K Scott Rotruck Award for a company or project best exemplifying a “0 to 1” innovation

GENERAL GRAPHENE, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN, James Vig Sherrill, CEO

  • In-Kind Arnett Carbis Toothman Technical Assistance Award to set-up Quick Books Accounting/Information Systems for a designated awardee

ONE OAK SYSTEMS, Pittsburgh, PA, Jacob Kring, Project Lead

  • In-kind Robert C. Byrd Institute Technical Assistance Award for engineering/ design/prototyping/fabrication assistance and services

CARBON FREE INNOVATIONS, Athens, OH, Randall Gabriel, Project CTO

  • Crowd Choice Awards for audience favorites

Pitch Session 1: PixController, Inc., Export, PA, Bill Powers, Founder & CEO

Pitch Session 2: Sustainable Dental Products, Morgantown, WV,
Madelyn Harwell, CEO

Pitch Session 3: Mosaic Power (Fredrick, MD) Laurie Vaudreuil, CEO
Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Morgantown, WV, Trina Wafle, Project CMO

Pitch Session 4: Maven Machines, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, Avishai Geller, CEO

  • Drawing for I-Pad Mini 3             George Skoptsov, Pittsburgh, PA