WELCOME!!!

Of all applications we received, we are are very pleased to welcome you to ACCEL ENERGY 2019!

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.

I would like to thank our industry partners. Without them there wouldn’t be a program: Equinor, Saudi Aramco Energy Venture, Odfjell Drilling, ArcherABBAker Solutions and Petrolia

Also a big high-five to our organizing partners: GCE Ocean Technology, Zacco and Sparebanken Vest.

We are looking forward to see you all October 22nd!

 
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Caspar M Lund, CEO ACCEL

PS: please call/text if you have any questions! My cell number is 004797169095


All participants has to fill out this form by October 17th:

Name *
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Seminars I'll attend *

The program

Seminar 1: Pitch, Sales and Marketing

Time
October 22. 2019 10.00-19.00 (dinner from 1700 in town centre)
October 23. 2019 0900-1500

Place
Colonialen Kranen - Solheimsgaten 9B. See map. The best way to get from Flesland is to use the Bybanen and walk for 10 minutes from either Florida Station or Danmarksplass Station.

Content

//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.

//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.


Seminar 2: Meet Mentors and Corporates

Time

November 5. 2019 1000-1900 (dinner from 1700 in town centre)
November 6. 2019 0900-1600

Place
November 5.: TBA (will be in town centre)
November 6.: Scandic Hotel Bergen Airport. Map

//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.

//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

  • Archer

  • Odfjell Drilling

  • Aker Solutions

  • Petrolia Drilling

  • ABB

  • Proventure

  • Sarsia Seed

  • GCE Ocean Technology


Seminar 3: Investor and Growth

Time
19. November 2019 10.00-19.00 (dinner from 1700 in town centre)
20. November 2019 09.00-15.00

Place
Meeting room “VilStyre” @ VilVite in Bergen. (see map). The best way to get from Flesland is to use the Bybanen and walk for 5 minutes from Florida station.

// 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.

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!

// 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Nårsjk or English?

Norsk, all participants are norsk. Vi vil derfor gjennomføre programmet på norsk :-)

DO WE GET FOOD?

Yes, all food and drinks are included. Any allergies must be sent to caspar@accel.no before we start the program.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A SUIT?

NO! We like to be informal. However you will meet potential customers and investors during the program. We advice you to dress accordingly.

WHAT PREPARATIONS DO WE NEED?

We will strongly recommend you to make a draft of an 2 minutes pitch (no slide deck) and have some thoughts on how much money you are seeking from investors the next 3-9 months. If you have a business model, videos/illustrations of the tech or other relevant materiell, please bring it to our first seminar.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO COVER?

Transportation and accommodation is covered by the participants. It could be the program is held in Bergen.

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. Some spend a lot of time between programs to do customer interviews, get to know the different tools, prepare for seminars, etc. 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 IN ALL THE SEMINARS?

Yes. We strongly recommend that at least two people participate in the seminars. If this is not possible, please write this in the application. You must also expect to work on your business idea in between the seminars. No rules without exceptions, so please feel free to contact us to find a solution.

SOMETHING NOT QUITE CLEAR?

Contact us!

Caspar on 97169095 or caspar@accel.no