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About the 2019 Conference

The 8th TransTech Energy (TTE) Start-Up Development Conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA, on October 28-30, 2019.

Winners were:

    First Place - Conservation Labs, Brownsville, PA - Mark Kovscek, CEO, presenter

    Second Place - HiberSense, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA - Jacob Kring, Co-Founder and CEO, presenter

    Third Place - PacketViper, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA - Ken Wolf, CRO, presenter

    WVU Research Corporation Technical Assistance AwardAgri-Tech Producers, LLC -                       Joseph James, President, presenter

    TransTech "One to Watch" Award Oil/Water Separation Technology,  Case Western Reserve               University, Cleveland, OH -   Italo Silva, ThinkEnergy Fellow, presenter

  Crowd Choice Awards:

  • First Place - Agri-Tech Producers, LLC, Joseph James, President 
  • Second Place - OrionBlock Systems, Inc., Jacob Lysick, COO and Chip Gerber, CEO
  • Third Place - Advanced Magnetic Core Technology - NETL/CMU combined project
  Student Poster Competition:
  • First Place - Thermal Degradation of Superhydrophobic Coatings, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH - Italo Silva, Think Energy Fellow
  • Second Place - Turning Coal Waste Management into Revenue-Generating Operation for the Region, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - Musfique Ahmed, MS Candidate
  • Third Place - West Virginia University Industrial Assessment Center, Morgantown, WV - Rupa Das, Vivash Karki, and Pradyumna Bettagere Jagadish, IAC Student Members


For further information please contact Angela Shock at (304) 293-6520 or