Clean Tech Aviation, Energie Company, Envitron, GRIDCORN and Synext have been elected the winning teams of Startup Fast Track 2016, the business accelerating program for energy startups. The winning entrepreneurs stand to receive a EUR 10,000 investment funding each. Startup Fast Track is initiated by Energy Academy Europe in collaboration with energy multinational ENGIE, Groningen University/VentureLab North, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the Province of Groningen. Startup Fast Track focuses on stimulating, accelerating and realising high potential startups. The celebrationary ceremony is held at Venture Lab North, partner in Startup Fast Track.
In addition to the investment, the five entrepreneurs are invited to engage in a follow up-program of Startup Fast Track, offering a range of specialist consultaions by experts, who will be coaching the start ups in various aspects of entrepreneurship.
The global transition in the energy markets offers vast opportunities for new business ventures – be it in the technological field and technical innovations or in affiliated fields like ICT, legal and servicing industry or any other branch that touches on energy and sustainability. It is the versatility of this market that is appealing to startup companies. Turning a business venture into a succesfull business takes more than a business plan. It requires solid knowledge of and insight into markets, finance, risk management and marketing. Specialist guidance through experts in the field will enhance the success rate of new energy entreprises.
In 2017, the third edition of Startup Fast Track will take place. For more information see www.startupfasttrack.nl.
Energy Academy Europe is the center of expertise in the field of energy transition and focuses on education, research and innovation. EAE is initiated by Hanze University of Applied Science and University Groningen, in a public-private partnership with leading energy establisments.
The winners are: