27 - 29 October 2020

Accelerate 2 Initiate!


Accelerate 2 Initiate!

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


Accelerate 2 Initiate!

After a successful launch in 2018, we were excited to continue the matchmaking programme Accelerate 2 Initiate! (A2I!) in 2019.


All startups part of the Startup Pavilion have automatically entered 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

2019 Winners

On the 12th of November, Initiate! hosted the corporate-startup matchmaking programme A2I, where:

  • VARTA selected othermo
  • Agile:E.On selected Prisma Photonics
  • Iberdrola Ventures selected Enline Transmission
  • and Infoware selected Blink Energy.


A big congratulations to all!

POWERGEN Europe Initiate A2I programme

Participating corporates

Corporates Involved:

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  • Perseo_Iberdrola_279_187


Highlights of the matchmaking programme:

  • Onsite Pitching Sessions of selected startups (only the top 3 selection of corporates) where the corporates select their winner!
  • Winning startups receive at least one official negotiation phase with corporate to run one pilot
  • 2-hour online session team-workshop conducted by Initiate! and The Game Changer Index after the event, with the key stakeholders from the winning startup team and the corporate
  • How are we going to maximize our individual and collective impact – What are the key relationships to get right
  • Each individual to get the GC Index


2019 Sponsors


2019 EUW Partners & Sponsors

EUW partners and sponsors