ACCEL Energy is a 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!
October 22. 2019 9am-4pm \\ Introduction + Pitch training
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.
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 will all sit down for dinner in the evening.
October 23. 2019 9am-4pm \\ Sales + Marketing 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.
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:
A customer presentation shall be prepared. You get one-to-one follow-up from our trainers.
November 5. 2019 9am-4pm \\ MeetMentors This day you will meet a whole bunch of mentors (business developers, lawyers, economists, successful entrepreneurs, designers, IP specialists, investors etc.) to get a heap of input on your business idea.
November 6. 2019 9am-4pm \\ MeetCorporates This is a unique opportunity to get our industry partners and investors 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
Your own work in between the gatherings:
An investor presentation shall be prepared. You get one-to-one follow-up from our trainers.
November 19. 2019 9am-4pm \\ 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 sharpestinvestor minds out there.
Welcome to the barbeque where you are the main course. Our skilled coaches will provide you with constructive feedback on your investorpitch. There might be one og two investors joining!
November 20. 2019 9am-4pm \\ Growth On the last day we will learn and discuss various strategic choices you are facing, how to build a good structure and culture and look at the many different financing opportunities that exist. We get investors, strategists and business executives to give their best advices.
We have a small attendance fee that covers parts of the program. For entrepreneurs, 10,000, - per company and for capitalized companies 30,000, - per company. Thanks to our sponsors, the majority of the program is covered.
Members of GCE Ocean Technology gets the program fee covered by their membership. Yearly membership fee of the GCE is currently 5.000,- and is reduced by 1.000,- pr GCE Ocean Tech. event you attend.
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 give 1-2 projects free participation. If you want a free participation, you must apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application must in short describe why you want the attendance fees covered.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO COVER?
Transportation and accommodation is covered by the participants. The program will be held in Bergen.
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 means 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 right away.
Just came up with an idea, but don't know whom this idea is interesting for? Contact us and we will help you 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!
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENSIALITY?
In order for ACCEL to be a successful program where experiences and knowledge can be exchanged, openness within the program - to be able to openly and freely discuss the different projects- is vital (including ideas, technologies, market conditions, networks, etc.).
We will encourage all participants to use the program to discuss their cases with other participants. Our experience is that new contacts, input to business ideas and a bigger and better network has been gained if you actively participate in the program.
No NDA / Confidentiality Agreements will be signed. The companies share what they feel they can / want to share.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I HAVE TO USE IN THE PROGRAM?
This varies a lot. The program's content is designed to give you an introduction to many of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. We believe that those who benefit the most from the program are those who see the program as an opportunity to work in a structured fashion with their business idea, and therefore do not view this as an additional burden (on top of everything else to be done). We have deliberately chosen topics that will give you value, either in the short or long term.
DO WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE ALL THE DAYS?
Yes. We strongly recommend that at least two people participate in the seminars. If this is not possible, please write this in the application. No rules without exceptions, so please feel free to contact us to find a solution.