Online Investor Challenge: Offshore Renewables – March 17-20

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

Doug BuerkleFara CourtneyLori CollinsMichael Johansen

Guido LuetschDawn LippertJoao MacielRichard Ousey

Willem RensinkJohnathan ReynoldsJacques RoethDan Spitzer


Andrew TangJeff ThalerCurtis WatkinsPaul Williamson

The Startups
  1. TBC (apply to pitch – deadline: February 7)

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 Sponsor
Hodgson Russ
Silver Sponsors
NYSERDAHobbs & Towne
Contributing Communities
 ABB Technology VenturesCLT JoulesCopenhagen Cleantech ClusterEnergias de PortugalEnergy ExceleratorMaine Ocean & Wind Industry InitiativeNEXUS-NYOrbis Energy  US Offshore Wind Collaborative
Media Partners
ACTION   Agrion  Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.  CEBIP  New England Clean Energy CouncilCleantech Center  Cleantech Open Northeast  CleanZone        Fraunhofer USA  GoGreen NYC   Green Capital EmpireGreentown LabsiClean NYAEE     UVANY    Young Professionals in EnergyStartupbusiness Italy

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