– We are very excited to be participating at Energy:Connected! This will be great exposure for the companies and a way for them to find future partners they can work with. The Energy Valley ecosystem is a sparkling environment to be surrounded by, says Managing Director of the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator, Audun Abelsnes.
In previous years, Energy Valley in collaboration with Techstars Energy and Equinor has hosted the event Power of the Network, where attendees are invited to meet the companies accepted to the Techstars Energy accelerator program. These events have resulted in companies’ scheduling meetings with potential partners, says Abelsnes.
This year’s program started on March 21st and the Demo Day will take place on June 16th. During Energy:Connected the founders will be in the conference tent, where they will pitch and be available for meetings and networking throughout the day.
The class of 2022
The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator is global and diverse. Entrepreneurs from Canada, the US, Norway, and the UK were selected from a strong global applicant pool from 40 countries, all focused on energy in a broad context.
Helping entrepreneurs succeed
Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere.
The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator connects the networks from Equinor, Capgemini, Techstars, and investment partner Sandwater. The goal is to support and grow eight companies over 13 weeks and beyond.
Techstars has invested in more than 2,500 companies with a combined market cap of more than $220B.