Powergen Europe 2019

12 - 14 November 2019

Accelerate 2 Initiate!

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Accelerate 2 Initiate!

Exclusive matchmaking programme to introduce innovative startups to corporates looking to work with them and pilot their solution


Accelerate 2 Initiate!

Initiate! has launched a new format in 2018 coupling corporates with startups in a matchmaking programme. After a successful launch in 2018, we are happy to announce that Accelerate 2 Initiate! (A2I!) will continue in 2019 and the applications for startups are now open.


All 50 selected startups for the Pavilion will automatically enter the A2I! programme.


«The well organised Accelerate 2 Initiate! matchmaking competition was an excellent way to present ourselves to Europes leading Utilities. Being selected by Wien Energie made it an even more successful event. Would highly recommend any scale-up to join! »

Paul Mignot, Founder & CEO, Withthegrid

Interested in participating as a corporate?

Corporates will participate in the Accelerate 2 Initiate! programme and Initiate! will be responsible for scouting startups specifically suitable for the participating corporates.

We will ask corporates to:

  • provide an active Operations/Innovation Officer during the process

  • attend as a jury member during the demo day on 12 November

  • perform at least one official negotiation phase to run one pilot with one of the selected startups after the event

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2018 Winners

We would like to congratulate the Accelerate to Initiate! matchmaking programme winners announced during European Utility Week 2018 in Vienna: 

  • Maria Julia Freitag Venture Scouter & Program Manager, e-on agile selected Fsight 
  • Peter Goenitzer, CEO, Wien Energie selected Withthegrid 
  • Tibor Czeh, Business and Market Transformation Director, T-Systems Hungary LTD, selected Enerbrain
  • Tomaž Orešič, Vice President, Resalta, selected Enerbrain
  • Dima Kharchenko, Associate, i5invest, selected Aperio
  • José Manuel Jorge Carvalho , Director Marketing & Sales, Efacec, selected Aperio 
  • Jozsef Szuper, Managing director at Menton & Founder of ENASCO Cleantech Alliance, Menton Energy Group Ltd., ENASCO Cleantech Alliance Ltd., selected Greener Power Solutions 
  • Daniel Döller, Head of Energy Services, Österreichische Post AG selected Shine  
  • Robert Rosellen, Director Enterprise Business and Management Board Member, Microsoft selected LiveEO




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