Energy New Venture Competition

The Energy New Venture Competition is Canada’s leading early-stage pitch competition dedicated to the advancement of emerging innovations for the energy sector. The single-day competition, hosted by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, is designed to introduce promising start-ups to an incredible network of investors and industry leaders, and offers a pitch training program led by Platform Calgary (formerly known as Calgary Technologies Inc).

The Energy New Ventures Competition is open to seed-stage companies, budding entrepreneurs, researchers and students from around the globe. 

Planning for the 2020 Energy New Venture Competition is underway.

The Competition

Launched in 2013, the Energy New Venture Competition is a platform for advancing emerging energy technology companies and concepts to the next level. The vision for the event is to become the premier early-stage energy entrepreneurship competition in North America.

Since its inception, the competition has showcased businesses with cutting-edge ideas covering a broad range of topics in the energy space. The competition has attracted budding entrepreneurs, researchers, students and seed-stage companies as well as keen investors, industry leaders and technology users from across the country, and continues to draw outstanding talent and support each year.

The competition features Concept stream entrepreneurs with early innovative ideas and Venture stream entrepreneurs who have entered the seed-stage and are in the process of obtaining funding.

Up to 14 teams will have a chance to win cash and in-kind prizes valued in excess of $100,000.

Prior to pitching their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges, teams will complete a comprehensive three-part mentorship and professional training program led by Platform Calgary (formerly known as Calgary Technologies Inc). On the day of the competition, guests will enjoy team pitches, a keynote speaker, networking opportunities and the chance to learn more from the competitors through demo booths.

Benefits of competing

  • Gain first-hand access to rising entrepreneurs and businesses in the energy sector.

  • Contribute meaningful financial or in-kind resources to support promising entrepreneurs on their journey to success.

  • Network with like-minded individuals who believe in the power of innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector.

  • Enhance your company’s brand awareness in the entrepreneurship and energy sectors.

  • Be part of the entrepreneurial energy ecosystem in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and beyond.