CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. December 12, 2014 – HIS Energy, a provider of power management systems founded by father and son team James Hubbard and James Hubbard Jr., was recently named the “Nation’s Hottest Start-Up” by Tech Cocktail as part of their Celebrate competition.

HIS Energy is a former participant in the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network’s Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) executed in partnership with SHINE Systems.

Chicago-based Tech Cocktail was founded in 2006 by former Tribune and AOL Product Specialist Frank Gruber as a media company that covers tech news, up-and-coming startups, industry trends online, and hosts major tech events in over 20 cities in the US and abroad.

SHINE Systems is thrilled to have played a role in HIS Energy’s success via services we provided through ICAP. In 2012, we provided HIS Energy leadership with an assessment of their business opportunity and a commercialization roadmap connecting them with industry sector experts who advised them on various potential market entry points for their energy-harvesting technology.

To learn more about the ICAP program that uses SHINE’s patented PATES™ exploitation system for start-up companies, please click here.

HIS Energy’s primary product, the Semper Cell, is a power cell which powers sensors by harvesting energy from its surrounding environment. The company’s technology has wide applications including oil and gas refineries, industrial machinery, railroads, bridges, and buildings, and promises to become the device that will power the Internet of Things. Click here for the official announcement. To learn more about this exciting technology, visit HIS Energy and Tech Cocktail.


SHINE Systems & Technologies (SHINE) is an SBA-certified HUBZone small business headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. SHINE Systems is at the forefront of innovation in our core competencies of intelligence analytics, identity intelligence, technology integration, educational services, and consulting services. For two years running, SHINE Systems has been recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private businesses as #501 in 2014 and #307 in 2013. Also in 2013, we were ranked #3 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 fastest growing small businesses in the government market. To learn more, please visit