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    Smart Energy

    Accelerator

    ACCELERATING STARTUPS AT THE

    INTERSECTION OF IT AND ENERGY

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    APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED. TOO LATE? CONTACT US AT:

    smartenergy@rockstart.com

    About

    Is your startup company using internet technology and game changing business models to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable energy supply? Empowering your local buildings, neighborhoods, or industrial sites to become energy independent through microgrid autonomy? Or collecting data from smart meters and IoT devices to create energy services and improve efficiency & security?

    Join our Smart Energy Accelerator program where we help you build, validate and scale your business and find the best international product/market fit. We help you better understand product design, market fit and business models by enabling you to directly work with relevant suppliers, users, professionals and other stakeholders in energy.

    The Smart Energy program is led by Freerk Bisschop, a seasoned venture developer in sustainable energy and clean tech, and will incorporate an extensive network of over 75 smart energy mentors, investors and energy partners. The participating startups will spend 150-days in an intensive startup accelerator program located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    ROCKSTART SMART ENERGY SUMMIT

    Amsterdam | May 11th, 2017

    Rockstart has selected 9 startups from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia for its 4th Smart Energy Accelerator 2017. We are now inviting the energy industry and ecosystem to team up with this new batch on May 11th.

    If you’d like to join our energy entrepreneurs and innovators at the Smart Energy Summit 2017, please fill out the form below:

    January 4

    Applications Open

    February 17

    Applications Close

    February 27

    Start of Selection Process

    April 17

    Stage 1: Business Model & Value Proposition

    May 11

    Smart Energy Summit

    May 15

    Stage 2: Product Development and Partner Engagement

    September 14

    Smart Energy Demo Day

    September 18

    Stage 3: Scalability and Growth

    What we offer

    Smart Energy Alumni

    WeShareSolar

     

    We Share Solar has become the number 1 crowdfunding platform for solar energy projects in the Netherlands. The platform connects (a) site owners, solar installers and project developers to successfully raise money to build and manage commercial scale solar power plants with (b) consumers and businesses that want to invest in solar on another roof.

     

    They have raised 500K EUR in funding. Up until October, they have had 2,500 people who crowdfunded almost 20,000 solar panels through their platform. We Share Solar was recently awarded a red dot design award for their app and received the UN Lighthouse Momentum for Change Award in the financial innovations category which has been handed out by the Secretary General at the Marrakech COP22.

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    Sympower

     

    Sympower is a platform that connects smart energy with smart homes. It enables smart energy systems to respond to the needs of both their owners and the electricity system as a whole. Its technology offers households a platform to become active participants in reducing the world’s dependency on fossil fuels. The platform integrates with smart heating and cooling appliances through a lightweight technology.

     

    As well as customers going live in Finland, Sympower is currently realizing a pilot project in the Netherlands with Engie, TenneT and Stedin. Their international team has grown to 6 full time employees across NL, EST, FIN, ISR.

    Bleeve

     

    Bleeve is a social internet platform that connects people on the topic of saving and producing energy at home. Bleeve helps home owners to stop paying money for (fossil) energy they don’t need. Users get tips on how to use less energy, and they’re able to connect with others to undertake joint initiatives such as the purchasing of solar panels.

     

    The company closed an investment of EUR 600K after the Smart Energy program and has steadily grown its business, reaching 65 partnering municipalities which was reported before the summer holidays of 2016. They have recently won the Stuiveling award for the use of open data in their HuisScan.

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    What you'll learn

    We’ve created a strong curriculum that will help you design validation experiments, produce results and grow your business in a structured and accelerated manner. In 150 days, you will learn about the following subjects:

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