Techstars Demo Day

Techstars Demo Day 

Techstars Demo Day is a result of the startup accelerator program Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator, with support from Equinor, Capgemini, and Techstars. The program seeks world-leading startups that are developing cutting-edge technology and they get help from mentors and experts to drive the energy transition

After 13 intensive weeks in Oslo, the founders of the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator program will pitch their company on Demo Day.

“As we are celebrating our 5th year we wanted to make a big splash! Collaborating with Energy Connected on Demo Day was a perfect fit, and we can’t wait to show you what these amazing founders have been doing during the program! Fun fact looking at the successful program from inception; The 2018 class of the Equinor and Techstars Energy Accelerator is now pushing 1BN+ USD in equity value – that is truly impressive!” 

Demo Day at the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator is an event where the startups that have participated in the accelerator program get to showcase their businesses and their innovative energy solutions to potential investors, industry experts, and the broader energy community.

During Demo Day, each startup typically gives a short presentation or pitch about their business and their energy solution, highlighting the market opportunity, the technology or service they are offering, the team, and their traction. The presentations are usually followed by a networking session, where attendees can meet the founders, ask questions, and discuss potential investment or partnership opportunities.

Demo Day is an important milestone for startups, as it provides them with a platform to gain visibility, validate their businesses, and attract potential investors or customers. For investors and other stakeholders, Demo Day is an opportunity to discover promising startups, connect with founders and industry peers, and potentially invest in or partner with high-growth companies working in the energy sector.

Techstars & Equinor Accelerator program

The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator is a three-month intensive program designed to help early-stage startups accelerate their growth and impact in the energy sector. The program provides access to world-class mentors, resources, and networks, as well as a rich and supportive community of entrepreneurs. The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator brings together 3 very strong networks – Equinor, Capgemini, and Techstars, as well as our investment partner Sandwater – and our one and only goal is to support and grow these 9 incredible companies which have been selected from hundreds of applicants.

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Their 3.700+ portfolio companies have raised $24.8 billion USD in capital, 20+ Unicorns, and 85% of their portfolio companies remain active or have been acquired. In Q1 2023, Crunchbase named Techstars the world’s most active seed investors in the world!

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.

Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator Class of 2023

ENKI.AI (United States): AI-Powered Market Intelligence Platform for Climate Tech Companies
Enurgen (Canada): Empowering the Future of Solar Energy with Enurgen’s Operating System.
Liquidstar (United States): Where the grid ends Liquidstar begins.
NeedEnergy (Zimbabwe): The Missing Platform For Trading Renewable & Clean Energy at the Edge of the Grid
neomare (Norway): Game-changing imaging technology
Norsjór (Norway): Clean hull without exception
OE Systems AB (Sweden): Enabling stable renewable energy through waves
Solavio labs (India): Solar panel dry cleaning robots to reduce soiling, increase plant generation and save water.
WeMe Facilitators (Norway): A digital tool for action-triggering dialogue.