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About PowerUp!

Energetic ideas and powerful support - that’s what makes PowerUp! worth your time and energy.

Pitch to top investors from all over Europe. Show your start-up to jury, to other participants and to media and win the prize of 20.000 Euro in cash!

The aim of the competition is to select and accelerate the best CEE start-ups working on the sustainable energy. We educate and support young entrepreneurs to create a strong European Energy market.

Join PowerUp! 2017 - third edition of competition, first time under new name.

Why to apply

Winners will receive financial prizes as well access to a prestigious accelerator called Highway® by InnoEnergy, transforming ideas and projects into a market reality. It offers young entrepreneurs access to knowledge and large support in the area of developing and protecting a product, entry on the market, team-building or access to seed funding. It also enables permanent access to 150 biggest partners operating in the power industry, simplifying fast entry onto the global maker.

InnoEnergy will help you

    Tap into our global network of partners and high-level experts as mentors or as members of your Board of Directors.
    We can connect you with potential customers from within our network. Even better, we also have business development experts in each of our European offices to help grow your sales around the world.
    From the lab to the market, identification of clear target market, definition of solid business case; definition of sales and financing strategy. Also, complement and professionalize your team with our talent programme for entrepreneurs! On top of this, InnoEnergy also provides capital investment and works with you in the go to market and growth phases; and connects you with our investor network to follow on financing strategy.

Benefits for Participants

  • Benefits for participants are much more valuable than just financial prizes:
  • InnoEnergy Highway® accelerator programme with investment up to 150 000 €
  • 20 000 € for the first place
  • 10 000 € for the second place
  • 5 000 € for the third place
  • Gain international business contacts
  • Gain media attention
  • Access to mentoring and substantial support from leading energy companies.
  • Practical workshops and business coaching
  • In exchange of benefits, Participant undertakes to grant the KIC InnoEnergy 15% of Equity of their Company