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400+

Challengers

6

Tracks

30

Finalists

1

Winner

ABOUT

6 Tracks – 30 Finalists

Energy Tech Challengers (formerly New Energy Challengers (NEC)) 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 12

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 open

Application deadline - April 1, 2021.

JURY

IGNACIO GIMENEZ (NACHO)

Managing Partner @ BP Ventures

Daniel Lyons

DANIEL LYONS

GM, eMobility @ Shell

Antoine Delafargue

ANTOINE DELAFARGUE

Managing Partner @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Atanas Mukov

ATANAS MUKOV

Senior Associate @ BMW i Ventures

Hee Suk Jung

HEE SUK JUNG

Head of Investment @ SK Gas

James Sprinz

JAMES SPRINZ

Vice President @ Energy Impact Partners Europe

Cindi Choi

CINDI CHOI

Managing director, European platform @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

ROB GENIESER

Managing Partner @ ETF Partners

Lucille Bonnet

LUCILLE BONNET

Principal @ High-Tech Gründerfonds

ULRICH SEITZ

Managing Director @ BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

Julia Padberg

JULIA PADBERG

Principal @ SET Ventures

ROKAS PECIULAITIS

Founding & Managing Partner @ Contrarian Ventures

Danny Cotter

DANNY COTTER

Principal @ The Westly Group

Nicolas Milerioux

NICOLAS MILERIOUX

Head of Venture Capital @ Encevo

DANIEL EDGERLEY

Investment Manager @ Inven Capital

Nate Jaret

NATE JARET

Principal @ Maniv Mobility

Thuy Bui

THUY-NGA BUI

Investment principal @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Frederico Bilelo Gonçalves

FREDERICO BILELO GONÇALVES

Principal @ EDP Ventures

Marek Kapturkiewicz

MAREK KAPTURKIEWICZ

Co-founder, Investor & Partner @ Innovation Nest

Valéry PRUNIER

VALÉRY PRUNIER

Open Innovation Director - Europe & International @ EDF

Frank Wouters

FRANK WOUTERS

Global Lead Green Hydrogen @ Worley

Vytenis Koryzna

VYTENIS KORYZNA

CEO @ Enefit Lietuva

Ashwin Shashindranath

ASHWIN SHASHINDRANATH

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

Ishita Jain

ISHITA JAIN

Impact Data & Insights Manager @ Autodesk Foundation

Terhi Vapola

TERHI VAPOLA

Leader and founder @ Helen Ventures

Jerome Wittamer

JEROME WITTAMER

Managing Partner @ Expon Capital

Tomas Kemtys

TOMAS KEMTYS

Partner @ Contrarian Ventures

Frank Verbeek

FRANK VERBEEK

Managing Partner @ Drake Star Partners

Xin Ma

XIN MA

Managing director, Asia platform @ Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Thomas Labryga

THOMAS LABRYGA

Angel Investor @ Vireo Ventures

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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