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Join the largest Seed to A- Series accelerator programmes worldwide and get access to our European network with top tier support.

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Until June 3

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EnergyXL Programs

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

2 World-class Programs
150 Startups Applied (2018)
40 Startups Selected (2018)
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InnoEnergy Highway Program

InnoEnergy is a partner & strategic investor that will make your company a success in a sustainable world through the value-adding services that they provide to startups. Their uniquely collaborative approach helps shorten time to market, mitigate risks, and multiply the value of new technologies. InnoEnergy has over 200 active startups in their portfolio, 400+ industry partners, and a venture capital community that will help your business thrive.

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Coming Q3 2019

Rockstart Smart Energy Program

A proven, high-intensity 180-day accelerator and extended scaling program for late seed-stage energy startups using data and digital technologies as a driver or enabler. Rockstart supports you to build, validate and scale your business, find the best product/market fit to grow internationally and get access to capital, market, expertise and community. With Rockstart you work directly with relevant suppliers, customers, professionals and other stakeholders in the energy sector.

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Startup Criteria

EnergyXL provides access to two 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.

Technology Readiness

Established business entities with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 4/5. 

Commitment

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

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.

Market Impact

Is your technology a game changer? Let us know how it will change the rules of the market.

Online Office Hours

Curious to find out more? Sign up for our Online Office Hours on May 24 from 2:30 – 4:30 CET. During the livestream you will be able to ask our team any question you might have.

Your Name:
Your Startup:
Email Address:

Online Office Hours

Curious to find out more? Sign up for our Online Office Hours on May 24 from 2:30 – 4:30 CET. During the livestream you will be able to ask our team any question you might have.

Your Name:
Your Startup:
Email Address:

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 team.

Applications Open

April 24

Applications Close

June 3

Shortlist Announced

June 10

Investor Deck Deadline

June 18

Finalists Announced

June 26

Investment Committee

July 17

Are you ready?

Take your startup to the next level!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is EnergyXL one program run by Rockstart & InnoEnergy together?

    No, InnoEnergy and Rockstart do not run ONE program together. However, EnergyXL is a joint
    initiative where they cooperate with each other and work together. In this edition, startups can
    apply for the InnoEnergy program to receive tailor-made offers according to their needs and
    growth stage.

  • What is the benefit of applying to EnergyXL?

    During the programs InnoEnergy and Rockstart will work together and collaborate where needed to support the startups, e.g. during the program of InnoEnergy (that is what you apply for this time), Rockstart will support a startup on a specific topic or an event will happen at Rockstart’s location. Additionally, the applications will be shared between the partners and by this Rockstart will give also attention to your business.

  • How does the selection process of EnergyXL work?

    InnoEnergy and Rockstart will review the applications individually. Rockstart will screen them
    already for interesting startups for their program at the end of the year. InnoEnergy will shortlist the best startups who will go through the Opportunity Assessment (Market, Technology, and Team Assessments) and will also be invited for the Selection Days. During the Selection Days, InnoEnergy will choose the startups they want to bring into their programs.

  • 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.

  • Do I need to agree to any terms & conditions before applying?

    For the InnoEnergy program, you will need to read & accept the terms and conditions before being considered in the review process.

  • How much equity is asked for joining a program?

    For the InnoEnergy program the amount of equity will be decided after the opportunity assessment. The amount of equity will be based on the opportunity assessment, current valuation, forecasted future valuation, and discussions with the startups on their specific needs.

  • Can there be multiple winners?

    Yes, there will be multiple winners to join the InnoEnergy Highway program but only one Grand Prize winner. All winners will need to agree to the terms and conditions.

  • 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 and InnoEnergy. Have questions? Write us at hello@energyxl.io

  • Can non-European startups apply?

    Yes, of course! Startups from all geographical regions can apply. For the InnoEnergy program international startups will be assisted in relocating to Europe for the duration of the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is EnergyXL one program run by Rockstart & InnoEnergy together?

    No, InnoEnergy and Rockstart do not run ONE program together. However, EnergyXL is a joint
    initiative where they cooperate with each other and work together. In this edition, startups can
    apply for the InnoEnergy program to receive tailor-made offers according to their needs and
    growth stage.

  • What is the benefit of applying to EnergyXL?

    During the programs InnoEnergy and Rockstart will work together and collaborate where needed to support the startups, e.g. during the program of InnoEnergy (that is what you apply for this time), Rockstart will support a startup on a specific topic or an event will happen at Rockstart’s location. Additionally, the applications will be shared between the partners and by this Rockstart will give also attention to your business.

  • How does the selection process of EnergyXL work?

    InnoEnergy and Rockstart will review the applications individually. Rockstart will screen them
    already for interesting startups for their program at the end of the year. InnoEnergy will shortlist the best startups who will go through the Opportunity Assessment (Market, Technology, and Team Assessments) and will also be invited for the Selection Days. During the Selection Days, InnoEnergy will choose the startups they want to bring into their programs.

  • 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.

  • Do I need to agree to any terms & conditions before applying?

    For the InnoEnergy program, you will need to read & accept the terms and conditions before being considered in the review process.

  • How much equity is asked for joining a program?

    For the InnoEnergy program the amount of equity will be decided after the opportunity assessment. The amount of equity will be based on the opportunity assessment, current valuation, forecasted future valuation, and discussions with the startups on their specific needs.

  • Can there be multiple winners?

    Yes, there will be multiple winners to join the InnoEnergy Highway program but only one Grand Prize winner. All winners will need to agree to the terms and conditions.

  • 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 and InnoEnergy. Have questions? Write us at hello@energyxl.io

  • Can non-European startups apply?

    Yes, of course! Startups from all geographical regions can apply. For the InnoEnergy program international startups will be assisted in relocating to Europe for the duration of the program.