Future Energy: Online Investor Challenge – December 16-19

Online Investor Challenges feature 8 early-stage energy & cleantech startups and a panel of investors from around the world.  Each startup has an online profile and a pitch video. The startups are showcased to investors and global audience in the following 3-day format:

  • Day 1 – Investors see the startups profiles and videos.  Investors ask questions of the startups and the startups answer them (see example)
  • Day 2 – Investors provide helpful feedback to the startups in the form of “actionable advice” (see example)
  • Day 3 – The audience votes on their favorite startups.  Winning startups are awarded prizes (see prize details here)

If you have an early-stage energy or clean technology startup and are seeking investment click here to apply to pitch or view the startup FAQ.  Participating is completely free.

Join the audience

  • Daily notifications of popular startups and investor comments
  • Vote to select the overall winner
View Live Event

  • View startups and investors
  • Follow investor discussion
  • Vote to select the finalists
The Investor Panel

Emil AbirascidKirk CoburnGabby CzertokAchiterdene Darambazar

Ariella GrinbergGillian IsabelleLes NeumannWillem Rensink

Christopher RomerMike ShimazuGelvin StevensonBen Taube

The Startups
  1. Nicolas ChauvinLENR Cars
  2. Malcolm WoodsFastec Electric Motor Starter
  3. Stafford SheehanYale’s Energy Catalysts
  4. Sagar VenkateswaranOptiXtal, Inc.
  5. Jeremy FittonSkyLifter
  6. Jacob ByzehrTBG/ The Combined Turbine
  7. Anthony GlynnAr-nuaTec
  8. Mike MullerBiogas Equity 2 / MonoTube

Apply to Pitch

Targeted Technology Sectors
  • Conventional oil and gas exploration, recovery, and extraction
  • Non-conventional oil and gas
  • Alternative and renewable energy (solar, wind, hydrogen, biofuels, geothermal, etc.)
  • Renewable and bio-based chemicals
  • Mobility / smart mobility
  • Energy efficiency / smart grid
  • Energy finance and trading
Platinum Sponsor
Shell GameChanger
Gold Sponsors
NYSERDAHodgson RussHobbs & Towne
Contributing Communities
NYC ACRE  ACTION   Agrion  BERCBusiness Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.  CEBIP  New England Clean Energy CouncilCleantech Center  Cleantech Open Northeast  CleanZoneCoFoundersLabDirected Energy   The Energy Collective  Energy Solutions ForumePowerhouse   Fraunhofer USA  GoGreen NYC   Green Capital EmpireGreentown LabsiClean NYAEE  Pratt Center  TechLaunchNJ UVANY    Young Professionals in Energy

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