Our mentors and partners include a few of the most active angels in the state and VC firms in the energy industry as well as the corporate development and venture arms of the largest energy and utility companies in the world. If you have a solution, we have the partners that can back up their interest.
Home of the 11th Largest Electricity in the World and Largest Deregulated Utility Market in the United States: We are a fully deregulated utility market that is known to be a leader in deploying new technologies. In fact, one of our co-founders, Brett Perlman, was the key Public Utility Commissioner in Texas who oversaw utility deregulation and Texas is home to more deployed smart meters than anywhere else in the country.
To be successful in changing energy, you need access to and mentoring from potential customers looking for solutions, regulators that understand industry challenges, entrepreneurs who have already done it, leading technologists and expert capital. We have them all. And we understand big energy and the utility world. Read about the SURGE mentors and find out why you need them on your team.
The Rice Alliance, Houston Technology Center, and other partners know how to succeed in this space. RedHouse: For the duration of the program, your team will be housed with us in Houston’s creative epicenter, famous for a few of Houston’s most successful enterprise software startups.
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