VERGE Santa Clara 2016 Accelerate


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Have a solution at the intersection of technology and sustainability?

Pitches have been submitted, and votes cast and soon we will announce the finalists that will present at VERGE 16! VERGE Accelerate elevates early-stage entrepreneurs with solutions that address market opportunities across any one of the six VERGE Tracks: Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Connected Transportation, Smart and Resilient Cities, Sustainable Food and Water Systems, or the Circular Economy.

VERGE Accelerate Showcase: At GreenBiz Group’s VERGE conferences, the Accelerate showcase gives selected entrepreneurs the chance to pitch to an audience of ~1,500 business leaders, government officials and investors, as well as a global online audience. Year-round, editorial coverage on and distribution of video content further amplify this next generation of innovators.

The Perks

  • Targeted exposure: At VERGE 16, industry experts are hand-selected by GreenBiz and supporting partners to give you exposure to the right people — investors, corporates and decision makers with expertise in energy and experience working with innovators.
  • Global stage: The VERGE Accelerate Showcase takes place on the main stage and is live streamed to a global online audience. Winners will be featured on our website.
  • EEx Fast Track: Qualifying winners of VERGE 16 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 2018 cohort.
  • Access to VERGE: Finalists receive a full-access complimentary pass to the event and discounted access for team members.

"We got the attention of an international investor and partner and now have an opportunity to provide solar in Southeast Asia. And our expansion from the Caribbean region is happening faster than planned — all thanks to VERGE Accelerate."

Sandra Kwak, Founder and CEO, 10Power, 2015 VERGE Accelerate Winner

Accelerate Partners