ACCEL Energy is a 12 weeks program that will support you in creating the most captivating investor pitch and give you the opportunity to discuss your business idea with the most experienced mentors and biggest players in the industry. The program will also help you speed up and get you from idea to success in record time. 200 participants cannot be wrong- 96% are very pleased!
The program is for founders with disruptive products and services in the oil- and gas-sector, renewable and new energy solutions. If you have an innovative technology, business model, digitization, robotization or exciting service aimed at one or more of our partners (Equinor, Saudi Aramco Energy Venture, Odfjell Drilling, Archer, M Vest Energy, Aker Solutions and Petrolia) this is for you!
The program is provided by GCE Subsea and ACCEL, in cooperation with Bergen Teknologioverføring, Zacco and Sparebanken Vest.
23. october 2018 9am-1pm \\ Introduction
We will get to know the program, the contributors and each other. Some short lectures will be given on business development, prototyping and business modelling. Last but not least, we will learn from those who have already come a long way.
23. october 2018 1pm-6pm \\ Pitch training
We'll go right into it; you shall pitch your own business idea. This day will be a day of "tough love." The goal is to deliver an awesome presentation. We all sit down for dinner in the evening.
24. october 2018 8am-12pm \\ Targeted sales
Targeted sales - all you need to know about sales, what happens before, during and after a new customer is on board. We are going to book meetings, train in different situations and define target numbers.
24. october 2018 12pm-5pm \\ Marketing
We will look into PR, social media, websites, video and marketing material. We will learn how to test different messages and how we can effectively buy ads to get the customer inbound.
Your own work in between the gatherings:
Customer talks will be conducted to reveal the customer's needs, problems, wishes and requirements. You get one-to-one follow-up from our trainers.
20. november 2018 9am-16pm \\ MeetMentors
This day you will speed-date a whole bunch of mentors (business developers, lawyers, economists, successful entrepreneurs, designers, IP specialists, etc.) to get a heap of input on your business idea.
21. november 2018 9am-16pm \\ MeetCorporates
This is an unique opportunity to get our industry partners on your side of the table. They will give you tips and advice on how they can become good customers. We aim for quick one-to-one meetings to maximize learning and results.
You will meet the following companies:
Equinor Energy Ventures
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
M Vest Energy
Your own work in between the gatherings:
An investor presentation shall be prepared. You get one-to-one follow-up from our trainers.
4. december 2018 9am-12pm \\ Investor
Valuation, due diligence, working capital, capital needs, soft money, term sheet, shareholder agreements and much more are on the agenda. You will also be able to discuss valuation with the sharpest investor minds out there.
4. december 2018 12pm-6pm \\ Barbecue
Welcome to the barbecue where you are the main course. Our skilled coaches will provide you with constructive feedback on your investorpitch.
5. december 2pm-8pm \\ Investor Day
We will invite all group of targeted investors to an afternoon / evening with pitching, pizza and beer. This is the 17th of May, Christmas Eve, Confirmation, Baptism and Marriage on the same day - You are the driving force of your new future!
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE A FEE?
We have a small attendance fee that covers parts of the program. For entrepreneurs, 15,000, - per company and for capitalized companies 30,000, - per company. Due to our sponsors, the majority of the program is covered. If you do not show up for at least 80% of the gatherings, a no show fee of 25.000,- per company will be invoiced.
If you have received support from Innovation Norway (market clarification or commercialization) you can use this funding to cover your costs. We have the opportunity to give1-2 projects free participation. If you want a free participation, you must apply to email@example.com. The application must describe why you want the attendance fees covered.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO COVER?
Transportation and accommodation is covered by the participants. It could be the program is held partly in Bergen and partly in Stavanger. This is decided when we see where the participants are located.
AM I QUALIFIED?
The program will be relevant to early-stage entrepreneurs who have one or more of our partners as potential customers, partners and / or investors. Early-stage meaning you have an idea, sketch, prototype or product / service, you have a first customer / pilot or will land this within a few months and you are a team (preferably more than one person, but we can be flexible on this). If you are unsure please contact (Caspar - 97169095) and we will help you come to an answer rightaway.
Just came up with an idea, but don't know whom this idea is interesting for? Contact us and we will help figure it out.
- Have an idea you have worked on for a while without progress? You should apply.
- The team has no network or experience with oil / gas or renewable. Let´s talk and see if this is something for you. Contact us!
- We have received good feedback from potential customers, but are missing a product / prototype. You should apply!