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Accelerate 2 Initiate!

Exclusive matchmaking programme to introduce innovative startups to corporates looking to work with them and pilot their solution

 

Accelerate 2 Initiate! European Utility Week

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 ​

Interested in participating as a corporate?

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

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE

2018 winners!

We would like to congratulate the Accelerate to Initiate! matchmaking programme winners announced during European Utility Week 2018 in Vienna: 

  • Maria Julia Freitag Venture Scouter & Program Manager, e-on agile selected Fsight 
  • Peter Goenitzer, CEO, Wien Energie selected Withthegrid 
  • Tibor Czeh, Business and Market Transformation Director, T-Systems Hungary LTD, selected Enerbrain
  • Tomaž Orešič, Vice President, Resalta, selected Enerbrain
  • Dima Kharchenko, Associate, i5invest, selected Aperio
  • José Manuel Jorge Carvalho, Director Marketing & Sales, Efacec, selected Aperio 
  • Jozsef Szuper, Managing director at Menton & Founder of ENASCO Cleantech Alliance, Menton Energy Group Ltd., ENASCO Cleantech Alliance Ltd., selected Greener Power Solutions 
  • Daniel Döller, Head of Energy Services, Österreichische Post AG selected Shine  
  • Robert Rosellen, Director Enterprise Business and Management Board Member, Microsoft selected LiveEO
The Initiate! topics will be covered before the event in the form of blog posts, expert articles and interviews. Read on:
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  • Talk Community Interview : MiDo

    Miriam Surro, Chief Executive Officer, MiDo
    Read the interview with Miriam Surro, Chief Executive Officer of MiDo
  • Read the interview with Bia Power
  • Talk Community Interview: Ankit Chouhan

    Ankit Chouhan, Avrio energy
    Read the interview with Nish Kotecha, Avrio energy
  • Talk Community Interview: Nish Kotecha

    10 Sep 2019 Nish Kotecha, Chairman and co-founder at Finboot
    Read the interview with Nish Kotecha, Chairman and co-founder at Finboot
  • Talk Community Interview: Maria Freitag

    05 Sep 2019 Maria Freitag, Venture Scouter & Program Manager, E.ON's :agile accelerator
    Read the interview with Maria Freitag, Venture Scouter & Program Manager of E.ON's :agile accelerator
  • Talk Community Interview: Paul Cheng

    04 Sep 2019 Paul Cheng, CEO, FuseRing
    Read the interview with Paul Cheng , CEO of FuseRing, exhibiting in the Initiate! Startup Pavilion
  • Talk Community Interview: Marc Fàbregas

    28 Aug 2019 Marc Fàbregas , CEO, Allwize
    Read the interview with Marc Fàbregas , CEO of Allwize, exhibiting in the Initiate! Startup Pavilion
  • Talk Community Interview: Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi

    27 Aug 2019 Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi, CEO and Co-Founder, Greenlytics
    Read the interview with Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenlytics, exhibiting in the Initiate! Startup Pavilion
  • Talk Community Interview: Elissa Elif Kalaycı

    27 Aug 2019 Elissa Elif Kalaycı, Chief Marketing Officer, Blink Energy
    Read the interview with Elissa Elif Kalaycı, Chief Marketing Officer of Blink Energy, a startup exhibiting in the Initiate! Startup Pavilion
  • "Initiate! is a platform that perfectly aligns with our vision"

    30 Jul 2019 Rameen Ghauri, Chair of TU Delft Energy Club
    TU Delft Energy Club is an Ambassador University at Initiate! 2019. Read the interview:

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