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Three leading startup programs have joint forces to support and empower the best startups through tailor-made acceleration programs

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What is EnergyXL?

Three leading accelerator and incubator programs in the Netherlands have teamed up for the first time to launch EnergyXL, a joint initiative with a goal to provide the most relevant support to the best startups out there. Startups can apply for the programs by Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft at the same time and receive tailor-made offers according to their needs and growth stage.

Rockstart Smart Energy

Rockstart Smart Energy runs a proven, high-intensity 180-day accelerator and extended scaling program for seed-stage energy startups using data and digital technologies as a driver or enabler. We help you build, validate and scale your business, find the best product/market fit to grow internationally and get you 100% ready for funding. We help you better understand product design, market fit and business models by enabling you to directly work with relevant suppliers, users, customers, professionals and other stakeholders in the energy sector. Learn more »

Program Duration
6 months

# Startups
10 per program

Location
Amsterdam, NL

InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy is a trusted partner and smart investor for your innovation journey throughout the energy sector. We boost the success rate of start-ups and power the growth of SME, by opening the door to a trusted ecosystem of key energy players. We tailor our services to suit your needs, and because we’re energy specialists we understand what those needs are. Our uniquely collaborative approach help shorten time to market, mitigate risks, and multiply the value of new technologies. Energy challenges are global and to solve them we need global solutions. Our international perspective is matched by international infrastructure to help your business have global impact and contribute to a more sustainable world. Learn More »

Program Duration
18-24 Months

# Startups
Open

Location
Amsterdam, Benelux

YES!Delft

YES!Delft Acceleration Program prepares you to bring your innovative technology to market as soon as possible in your field of business. We run an intensive 3-months program to prepare your tech startup for a launching customer and/or investment. Different workshops, assessments, support & coaching help you to design your pilot product, set up your legal entity, form an entrepreneurial dream team, develop your market & sales funnel and get investment ready. Learn More »

Program Duration
3 months

# Startups
Open

Location
Delft, NL

Rockstart Smart Energy

Rockstart Smart Energy runs a proven, high-intensity 180-day accelerator and extended scaling program for seed-stage energy startups using data and digital technologies as a driver or enabler. We help you build, validate and scale your business, find the best product/market fit to grow internationally and get you 100% ready for funding. We help you better understand product design, market fit and business models by enabling you to directly work with relevant suppliers, users, customers, professionals and other stakeholders in the energy sector. Learn more »

Program Duration
6 months

# Startups
10 per program

Location
Amsterdam, NL

InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy is a trusted partner and smart investor for your innovation journey throughout the energy sector. We boost the success rate of start-ups and power the growth of SME, by opening the door to a trusted ecosystem of key energy players. We tailor our services to suit your needs, and because we’re energy specialists we understand what those needs are. Our uniquely collaborative approach help shorten time to market, mitigate risks, and multiply the value of new technologies. Energy challenges are global and to solve them we need global solutions. Our international perspective is matched by international infrastructure to help your business have global impact and contribute to a more sustainable world. Learn More »

Program Duration
18-24 Months

# Startups
Open

Location
Benelux

YES!Delft

YES!Delft Acceleration Program prepares you to bring your innovative technology to market as soon as possible in your field of business. We run an intensive 3-months program to prepare your tech startup for a launching customer and/or investment. Different workshops, assessments, support & coaching help you to design your pilot product, set up your legal entity, form an entrepreneurial dream team, develop your market & sales funnel and get investment ready. Learn More »

Program Duration
3 Months

# Startups
Open

Location
Delft, NL

Startup Criteria

EnergyXL provides access to three different programs by the partners aimed at teams on different stages and with different needs. These are the must-haves we all are looking for.

Strong Team

Passionate founders and professional team members covering the core competencies.

Clean & Sustainable

Focus on solutions that accelerate the transition towards clean & sustainable energy and mobility.

Smart Technology

Application of innovative software or hardware, driven by intelligent data or advanced processing.

Commitment

Full-time founders with a scalable business model and a goal to revolutionize the energy sector.

Online Office Hours

Curious to find out more? Watch our EnergyXL Online Office Hour to hear more about Rockstart, YES!Delft and InnoEnergy.

Online Office Hours

Curious to find out more? Watch our EnergyXL Online Office Hour to hear more about Rockstart, YES!Delft and InnoEnergy.

Timeline

There’s a five-week application period, after which the best applicants will be invited to the Selection Days in the Netherlands to pitch in person and talk to the program teams.

Applications Open

April 3

Online Office Hours

May 2

Applications Close

May 6

Shortlist Results

Mid-May

Selection Days

May 2830

Selection Results

Mid-June

Applications Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is EnergyXL one program by Rockstart, InnoEnergy and YES!Delft together?

    No, EnergyXL is not one program by the three partners together, but a a joint initiative. Startups can apply for the programs by Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft at the same time and receive tailor-made offers according to their needs and growth stage. The programs the startups are joining are executed by the respective partners.

  • Do I need to decide which program I want to join when I submit my application?

    No, you don’t need to decide at that point. You can make a decision during the selection process up until right after the Selection Days.

  • How does the selection process of EnergyXL work?

    Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft will review the applications individually. Every partner will create their invitation shortlist in alignment with the others, after which the best startups will be invited for the Selection Days. During the Selection Days every partner will choose the startups they want to get in their programs. If there is an overlap, the selected startups will receive combined offers from all interested partners.

  • What is an Online Office Hour?

    The online office hour provides the opportunity for startups to ask questions about the programs of the different EnergyXL partners. By following one-hour slots for each program, the startups have the possibility to interact with all program teams.

  • Our startup only wants to apply for one program. What do we need to do?

    The idea behind EnergyXL is to have a joined application and selection process for programs of Rocksart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft. Therefore all you need to do is apply via this website and answer the questions in the application form. There you can also indicate if you only want to apply for one specific program.

  • Can I potentially get support from three programs at the same time?

    Yes, that is possible. If Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft choose to offer their support, and you want to join them all, you would be able to get involved in all three at the same time.

  • How can I get more information about the individual programs?

    You can get a better and more detailed understanding of the different offers by visiting the websites of Rockstart, InnoEnergy or YES!Delft.

  • I have more questions, what can I do?

    If you have more questions which are not answered, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is EnergyXL one program by Rockstart, InnoEnergy and YES!Delft together?

    No, EnergyXL is not one program by the three partners together, but a a joint initiative. Startups can apply for the programs by Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft at the same time and receive tailor-made offers according to their needs and growth stage. The programs the startups are joining are executed by the respective partners.

  • Our startup only wants to apply for one program. What do we need to do?

    The idea behind EnergyXL is to have a joined application and selection process for programs of Rocksart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft. Therefore all you need to do is apply via this website and answer the questions in the application form. There you can also indicate if you only want to apply for one specific program.

  • Do I need to decide which program I want to join when I submit my application?

    No, you don’t need to decide at that point. You can make a decision during the selection process up until right after the Selection Days.

  • Can I potentially get support from three programs at the same time?

    Yes, that is possible. If Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft choose to offer their support, and you want to join them all, you would be able to get involved in all three at the same time.

  • How does the selection process of EnergyXL work?

    Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft will review the applications individually. Every partner will create their invitation shortlist in alignment with the others, after which the best startups will be invited for the Selection Days. During the Selection Days every partner will choose the startups they want to get in their programs. If there is an overlap, the selected startups will receive combined offers from all interested partners.

  • How can I get more information about the individual programs?

    You can get a better and more detailed understanding of the different offers by visiting the websites of Rockstart, InnoEnergy or YES!Delft.

  • What is an Online Office Hour?

    The online office hour provides the opportunity for startups to ask questions about the programs of the different EnergyXL partners. By following one-hour slots for each program, the startups have the possibility to interact with all program teams.

  • I have more questions, what can I do?

    If you have more questions which are not answered, please contact us.