Exclusive matchmaking programme to introduce innovative startups to corporates looking to work with them and pilot their solution
Initiate! has launched a new format in 2018 coupling corporates with startups in a matchmaking programme. After a successful launch in 2018, we are happy to announce that Accelerate 2 Initiate! (A2I!) will continue in 2019 and the applications for startups are now open.
All 50 selected startups for the Pavilion will automatically enter the A2I! programme.
«The well organised Accelerate 2 Initiate! matchmaking competition was an excellent way to present ourselves to Europes leading Utilities. Being selected by Wien Energie made it an even more successful event. Would highly recommend any scale-up to join! »
Paul Mignot, Founder & CEO, Withthegrid
Corporates will participate in the Accelerate 2 Initiate! programme and Initiate! will be responsible for scouting startups specifically suitable for the participating corporates.
We will ask corporates to:
provide an active Operations/Innovation Officer during the process
attend as a jury member during the demo day on 12 November
perform at least one official negotiation phase to run one pilot with one of the selected startups after the event
We would like to congratulate the Accelerate to Initiate! matchmaking programme winners announced during European Utility Week 2018 in Vienna:
EUROPEAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN EUROPE 2019