We reached out to you because SURGE is looking for a few great entrepreneurs that are solving the world's energy problems using software. We have read a little about you and want to know more. SURGE works with software entrepreneurs that want to connect with the leaders, executives and capital in energy and power that can validate your model, help you land customers, raise the capital required to scale and establish themseleves as industry experts. Is this you? Read more and apply.
1. Our Driven Focus on Energy Software: We are the only seed accelerator in the world concentrating specifically on Energy Software. The ongoing shifts in technology, policy, and expertise in the energy industry are giving birth to ideas that enhance traditional methods and promote future innovation. Our work with entrepreneurs encompasses the entire value chain of energy, both traditional, power and renewable energy sectors.
2. Our Deep Domain Expertise: Our mentors are the best and brightest experts within the energy and power industries. If your customers include the largest energy, power and renewable companies, come to SURGE. Our mentors collaborate extensively with entrepreneurs to translate their insights into guided business strategies. And many of our mentors are your future customers and investors. In addition to intensive mentorship, you will also benefit from tailored sessions on financial modeling, legal advice, marketing and design, and war stories from CTOs and CEOs who have been in your shoes.
3. Location: We are located in "The Energy Capital of the World", Houston, TX. Houston is home to over 5,000 energy companies, is the second largest IT Services Economies in the world and is a fully deregulated electricity market. The Texas market is the 11th largest eletricity market in the world with the largest number of deployed smart meters in the country. Even if you intend to locate your company outside of Texas, your three months at SURGE will provide you access to one of your most important markets.
4. Our Elite Connections/Networks: SURGE has relationships with 150 investors around the country who are interested in investing in energy software. Our brand is becoming recognized globally and we have deep industry connections. Because of these relationships and our track record, SURGE has been recognized as an up and coming accelerator. We are also a part of Techstars' exclusive Global Accelerator Network. Our membership in this network helps us to leverage global connections for you and bring best practices to SURGE.
5. Our Emphasis on Getting you Pilots: In addition to personalized fundraising support, SURGE places heavy emphasis on helping you land pilot projects. If you get the product/market fit right and can land pilot customers or projects, you will be more likely to raise funds and garner a higher valuation. Mentors will help open the door to pilot opportunities and the SURGE team will get you ready to nail your presentations!