cohort news

Cyclotron Road Fellows Awarded More Than $6 Million in Dept. of Energy Funding

Antora Energy, Fervo Energy, Mosaic Materials and Visolis—four startups founded by Cyclotron Road fellows and alumni—received a total of $7.5 million in funding from a pair of Department of Energy offices as well as from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (APRA-E) this month.

Introducing Our Fourth Cohort of Entrepreneurial Technology Fellows

We are thrilled to announce our next cohort of Cyclotron Road fellows. These 13 scientists and engineers will spend the next two years embedded at Berkeley Lab, advancing their technology innovations from promising concepts to first products.

Metamorphosis: Peter Frischmann on pivoting, ARPA-E, and becoming a businessman

Last fall, mere months after joining Cyclotron Road Cohort 2, Sepion Technologies shifted its focus and was awarded funding via the prestigious ARPA-E IONICS program. I sat down with co-founder Peter Frischmann a few weeks after the award was announced to chat about this early success and what it means for him and his company.

Raymond Weitekamp and Richard Wang selected as Forbes 30 Under 30

Cyclotron Road Innovators Raymond Weitekamp, founder of PolySpectra, and Richard Wang, cofounder of Cuberg, were both selected as part of the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Energy. Weitekamp and Wang join previous Cyclotron Road 30 Under 30 honorees Marcus Lehmann and Colin Bailie, who were part of the list in 2016.

Mosaic Materials wins Phase I SBIR from the Navy

Cyclotron Road cohort company Mosaic Materials has received a Phase I SBIR award from the Department of the Navy to develop adsorbents for life-support applications. Utilizing their metal-organic framework technology, Mosaic Materials’ technology has the potential to substantially improve the performance and reduce the energy consumption of the CO2 scrubbing system of Naval submarines.