Video: 8 entrepreneur pitches from VERGE Accelerate

Our VERGE event series brings together technology and sustainability. It's all about sharing and supporting big ideas and exciting innovations. To that end, entrepreneurs participated in the VERGE Accelerate pitch competition in October. During 2.5-minute presentations, they sold their ideas to some 600 corporate execs, venture capitalists and fellow entrepreneurs. 

Here are videos from eight pitches on the first day of the contest — spanning tools as varied as commercial building energy retrofits, sustainable water management and shared transportation services.

1. Retrofund

2. Owlized

3. Motiv Power Systems

4. mOasis

5. Genesys LLC

6. HEVT

7. Upshift

8. Verdigris Technologies