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400+

Challengers

6

Tracks

30

Finalists

1

Winner

FOUNDERS & PARTNERS

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Main Partner

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ABOUT

Tracks & Finalists

Energy Tech Challengers identifies and brings the world’s top energy, transport and sustainability startups together on one stage to compete for equity free money prize, the attention of global media and 100+ VC’s and CVC’s.

Companies competed in six main tracks contributing to the sustainable energy transition – Batteries, Hydrogen, E-Mobility, Digitalization, Automation & AI, Future Grid.

Results

10 companies will be chosen in each of the six tracks by a distinguished panel of industry-leading experts from leading corporations, venture capital, ecosystem builders and green media partners. The ETC60 will be pitching virtually during the Energy Tech Summit 2021 (April 27, 2021).

5 companies will be shortlisted in each track and pitching virtually during the Energy Tech Challengers closing event, due in September 2021, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

One single company will be announced as the ultimate winner of Energy Tech Challenger 2021 award. In addition, top companies for each track will be awarded with prizes.

TIMELINE

Application deadline

April 1

TOP 60 Announced

April 14

TOP 60 pitches

April 27 @ Energy Tech Summit

TOP 30 Announced

May / June

TOP 30 pitches

September @ Energy Tech Challengers Closing Event

TOP 6 Pitches & Winner Announced

September @ Energy Tech Challengers Closing Event

Battery

E-Mobility

Hydrogen

Digitalization

Automation & AI

Future Grid

Applications are now closed

The Top60 finalists will be announced on April 14th!

JURY

IGNACIO GIMENEZ (NACHO)

Managing Partner @ BP Ventures

Jan Lozek

JAN LOZEK

Managing Director @ Future Energy Ventures

Daniel Lyons

DANIEL LYONS

GM, eMobility @ Shell

Miriam Eaves

MIRIAM EAVES

Origination Practice Lead @ Launchpad

Patrick Sagisi

PATRICK SAGISI

Investment Partner @ Acario Innovation

Lucille Bonnet

LUCILLE BONNET

Principal @ High-Tech Gründerfonds

Antoine Delafargue

ANTOINE DELAFARGUE

Managing Partner @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Cindi Choi

CINDI CHOI

Managing director, European platform @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Hee Suk Jung

HEE SUK JUNG

Head of Investment @ SK Gas

James Sprinz

JAMES SPRINZ

Vice President @ Energy Impact Partners Europe

Julia Padberg

JULIA PADBERG

Principal @ SET Ventures

ROKAS PECIULAITIS

Founding & Managing Partner @ Contrarian Ventures

Atanas Mukov

ATANAS MUKOV

Senior Associate @ BMW i Ventures

Nicolas Milerioux

NICOLAS MILERIOUX

Head of Venture Capital @ Encevo

Petra Sokolová

PETRA SOKOLOVA

Investment Manager @ Inven Capital

ULRICH SEITZ

Managing Director @ BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

Thuy Bui

THUY-NGA BUI

Investment principal @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Frederico Bilelo Gonçalves

FREDERICO BILELO GONÇALVES

Principal @ EDP Ventures

Danny Cotter

DANNY COTTER

Principal @ The Westly Group

Yi-Jean Chow

YI-JEAN CHOW

Investment Principal @ Future Energy Ventures

Valéry PRUNIER

VALÉRY PRUNIER

Open Innovation Director - Europe & International @ EDF

DANIEL EDGERLEY

Investment Manager @ Inven Capital

Nigel Purcell

NIGEL PURCELL

Investment Director @ Engie New Ventures

ROB GENIESER

Managing Partner @ ETF Partners

Ishita Jain

ISHITA JAIN

Impact Data & Insights Manager @ Autodesk Foundation

Terhi Vapola

TERHI VAPOLA

Leader and founder @ Helen Ventures

Andrea Course

ANDREA COURSE

Venture Principal @ Shell Ventures

Vincent Pichon

VINCENT PICHON

Investment Director @ Engie New Ventures

Frank Wouters

FRANK WOUTERS

VP Clean Hydrogen @ Worley

Xin Ma

XIN MA

Managing director, Asia platform @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Maureen Le Baud

MAUREEN LE BAUD

Partner - Head of Venture Capital @ Via ID

Marek Kapturkiewicz

MAREK KAPTURKIEWICZ

Co-founder, Investor & Partner @ Innovation Nest

Vytenis Koryzna

VYTENIS KORYZNA

CEO @ Enefit Lietuva

Gianmarco Brunetti

GIANMARCO BRUNETTI

Product strategy & pricing manager @ Jaguar Land Rover

Laura Fox

LAURA FOX

General Manager, Citi Bike @ Lyft Bikes and Scooters

Phoebe Wang

PHOEBE WANG

Venture Principal @ Shell Ventures

VERONIQUE HÖRDEMANN

Investment Manager @ Future Energy Ventures

Nate Jaret

NATE JARET

Principal @ Maniv Mobility

Vincent Ruinet

VINCENT RUINET

Investment Director @ Engie New Ventures

Jerome Wittamer

JEROME WITTAMER

Managing Partner @ Expon Capital

Amory Poulden

AMORY POULDEN

Venture Principal @ Shell Ventures

Alex Irwin-Hunt

ALEX IRWIN-HUNT

Global Markets Editor @ fDi Intelligence

Tomas Kemtys

TOMAS KEMTYS

Partner @ Contrarian Ventures

Frank Verbeek

FRANK VERBEEK

Managing Partner @ Drake Star Partners

Carolin Funk

CAROLIN FUNK

Investment Director @ Blue Bear Capital

Milad Malek

MILAD MALEK

Senior Associate @ Plug and Play Ventures

Sissi Cao

SISSI CAO

Reporter @ Observer

BOAZ KANTOR

Investment Partner @ Future Energy Ventures

ILIANA PORTUGUES

UK Head of Innovation, Corporate @ National Grid

Silvia Mendez

SILVIA MENDEZ

Manager @ Enel Innovation Hub Europe

Moritz Jungmann

MORITZ JUNGMANN

Investment Principal @ Future Energy Ventures

Hans W. Cool

HANS W. COOL

Investment Director @ Eneco Ventures

Tina Tosukhowong

TINA TOSUKHOWONG

Sr. Director – Corporate Venture Capital @ GC International Corporation

Allegra Kowalewski-Ferreira

ALLEGRA KOWALEWSKI-FERREIRA

Member @ Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Emilie Hannezo

EMILIE HANNEZO

Associate @ InMotion Ventures

Ashwin Shashindranath

ASHWIN SHASHINDRANATH

Managing Director, Energy Tech (VC/Growth Equity) @ Macquarie Capital

Thomas Labryga

THOMAS LABRYGA

Angel Investor @ Vireo Ventures

Stéphane Ryelandt

STEPHANE RYELANDT

Senior Investment Manager @ SPDG

Alex Smout

ALEX SMOUT

Principal @ InMotion Ventures

Kristin Aamodt

KRISTIN AAMODT

Investment Director @ ArcTern Ventures

Octavi Semonin

OCTAVI SEMONIN

Technical Director @ Powerhouse

Jesús Lozano

JESUS LOZANO

Senior Investment Associate @ Repsol Corporate Venturing

Application to the ETC is entirely free and each of the 60 finalist Companies (10 per each track) will be granted 1 free virtual ticket to Energy Tech Summit 2021. May the odds be in your favor!

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