The event attracted 120 people – Investors, industry experts, mentors. Nine startups pitched their ideas to those people looking for investments, new business partners and mentors. The Nine startups from five countries, spanning three continents were selected for Rockstarts Smart Energy Program. This is a proven, high-intensity 180-day accelerator and extended scaling program for seed-stage energy startups using data & digital technologies as a driver or enabler.
The Rockstart Smart Energy Program allows startups to scale-up their ideas and product. The Program team is run by Freerk Bisschop. Bisschop is a venture developer in sustainable energy and cleantech. He has over 30 years of experience working in science, consulting, government, and management. Additionally, Bisschop founded, grew and sold a green energy company. Together with 70 smart energy mentors, investors, and energy partners Bisschop advises and consults with the startups. Rockstart has also partnered with YES!Delft and InnoEnergy to provide the startups with the strongest ecosystem within Europe for energy and cleantech.
“This partnership not only was able to offer each startup the best program for them but also showed that the Netherlands is a great place in Europe for Smart Energy startups to build their business,” Said Bisschop. This partnership should that there is a strong network an market open to innovation. The Dutch ecosystem is a great place for smart energy startups.”