VERGE Hawaii Accelerate


Have a solution in energy, transportation, agriculture, water, or cybersecurity?

Apply today to pitch at VERGE Hawaii Accelerate! In partnership with Energy Excelerator, GreenBiz Group and the Hawaii State Energy Office are delighted to bring VERGE Accelerate to Hawaii this June as part of VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit.

VERGE Accelerate elevates early-stage entrepreneurs whose innovations address market opportunities at the intersection of technology and sustainability.

The Competition

The Perks

  • VERGE Accelerate Showcase: This fast-pitch competition takes place on the main stage of VERGE Hawaii to a live audience of business leaders, government officials and investors, as well as to a global online audience. The presentations are complemented with editorial coverage on as well as published videos of the entrepreneur pitches.
  • Submitting Your Pitch:Complete the nomination form and submit a 60-second video explaining the problem your company solves and why you want to pitch at VERGE Hawaii. The VERGE Hawaii Accelerate Showcase will have two pitch sessions: an early-stage Go-to-Market competition and later-stage Demonstration competition.
  • EEx Fast Track: Winners of VERGE Accelerate will get 'Fast Track' access into Energy Excelerator's application process. Winners will receive personal and dedicated contact with the EEx review team, which get companies a significant step closer to being a part of their 2017 cohort.
  • Targeted exposure: At VERGE Hawaii, the judges are hand-selected by Energy Excelerator and GreenBiz to give you exposure to the right people - investors, corporates and decision makers with expertise in energy and experience working with innovators.
  • Global exposure: The VERGE Accelerate Showcase will take place on the main stage and be live streamed to a global audience. Finalists and winners will be featured on our website.

Recap of 2016 Accelerate

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"Getting to 100% renewable energy demands that we invent a cleaner, more prosperous Hawaii. Together, Energy Excelerator and VERGE Accelerate are putting innovators and entrepreneurs on the road to success, showcasing innovative solutions and startups to customers, investors, and strategic partners."
Dawn Lippert, Co-founder and Director, Energy Excelerator