InnoEnergy, Rockstart and YES!Delft, join forces to launch EnergyXL

InnoEnergy, Rockstart and YES!Delft, join forces to launch EnergyXL 

InnoEnergy, Rockstart! and YES!Delft, three of the top-rated energy-focused start-up incubation and acceleration programmes in the Netherlands have announced a joint initiative that will allow start-ups to apply for all three programmes at the same time and receive tailor-made funding and support.

“We have a mission to get the best start-ups in energy and cleantech to join one of the strongest acceleration ecosystems in Europe,” said Evert Jaap Lugt, managing director at YES!Delft. “We’re looking for ambitious entrepreneurs in the fields of energy transition and sustainability.” The three programmes that comprise EnergyXL cater for start-ups that are in different growth stages which have sustainability and clean technologies at their core. The main goal of the initiative, first of its kind in the Netherlands, is to provide more value for the best teams working in the energy sector by matching their needs with respective partner offerings.

“We’ve been running our Smart Energy programme since 2015,” said Freerk Bisschop, Smart Energy programme director at Rockstart. “Every year, we receive a number of applications from very promising start-ups, for which the time isn’t right to join our programme. EnergyXL is there to solve this mismatch and make sure each team gets the support, guidance, and empowerment they require.”

Start-ups interested in participating can apply until 6 May for any of the programmes offered by EnergyXL. Rockstart, InnoEnergy, and YES!Delft will review the applications against their own criteria. Once the shortlist have been created, the best start-ups will be invited to the event: Selection Days. 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 event, happening in late May, every partner will choose the start-ups they want in their programmes. If there is an overlap, the selected start-ups will receive combined offers from all interested partners.

“We, at InnoEnergy, are excited to be part of this initiative. We work intensively with our start-ups and support them in bringing their products and services to the market. With our tailored programmes, years of experience, focus on energy and European network we offer all the ingredients for success.”Says  Raymond Meeuwsen, InnoEnergy Business Creation Manager.

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The partners

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. They help build, validate and scale businesses, find the best product/market fit to help them grow internationally and get them 100% ready for funding. They help businesses to better understand product design, market fit and business models by enabling them to directly work with relevant suppliers, users, customers, professionals and other stakeholders in the energy sector.

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 the international infrastructure to help your business have a global impact and contribute to a more sustainable world.

YES!Delft acceleration programme prepares you to bring your innovative technology to market as soon as possible in your field of business. We run an intensive three months programme to prepare your tech start-up 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 and sales funnel and get investment ready.