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Overview


Powerhouse Access Innovation

With support from the US Department of Energy, Powerhouse, in partnership with Extensible Energy, is expanding opportunities for a limited number of industry leaders and investors to engage with clean energy startups. Access Innovation will run a series of engagements to facilitate partnerships between clean energy startups, industry leaders, and investors.

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Overview


Powerhouse Access Innovation

With support from the US Department of Energy, Powerhouse, in partnership with Extensible Energy, is expanding opportunities for a limited number of industry leaders and investors to engage with clean energy startups. Access Innovation will run a series of engagements to facilitate partnerships between clean energy startups, industry leaders, and investors.

Powerhouse is seeking and evaluating the country's leading clean energy industry and venture partners and startups to participate in Access Innovation. To formally express interest in Access Innovation,  potential participants must complete a brief questionnaire. Read on for program details or follow a link to submit your responses.

 
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Introductions & Workshops


Introductions & Workshops

Data from your questionnaire will be used to custom match industry and investor partners with startups through one-on-one introductions and five-on-one workshops. One-on-one introductions will be made based on mutual interest. Five-on-one workshops feature one industry or investor partner and five startups building solutions in specified areas of interest. Introductions and workshops expose industry and investor partners to cutting-edge innovation and provide startups the opportunity to meet potential partners. 

Introductions & Workshops


Introductions & Workshops

Data from your questionnaire will be used to custom match industry and investor partners with startups through one-on-one introductions and five-on-one workshops. One-on-one introductions will be made based on mutual interest. Five-on-one workshops feature one industry or investor partner and five startups building solutions in specified areas of interest. Introductions and workshops expose industry and investor partners to cutting-edge innovation and provide startups the opportunity to meet potential partners. 

"Powerhouse is a driving force of disruptive innovation within the Bay Area's energy ecosystem, and its network of early-stage intelligent energy startups is an invaluable source of deal flow for our investment team."

 Andrew Beebe, Managing Director, Obvious Ventures 

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Targeted Technology Events


targeted technology events

Powerhouse will host targeted technology events connecting industry leaders and investors to early stage startups in a speed-dating format. The Access Innovation team will identify relevant partners and recruit startups in a given technology area based on partners' areas of interest.

Targeted Technology Events


targeted technology events

Powerhouse will host targeted technology events connecting industry leaders and investors to early stage startups in a speed-dating format. The Access Innovation team will identify relevant partners and recruit startups in a given technology area based on partners' areas of interest.

"Powerhouse Circle provides a wide mix of startups that SunPower would consider partnering with, learning from, working with to become part of our product mix, or referring to other investors in our network."

Suzanne Leta-Liou, Global Market Strategy, SunPower

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Industry Directed Events


Industry Directed events

Powerhouse, with support from Access Innovation, will host three Industry Directed Events including in-person or virtual hackathons, prize competitions, and technology challenges. Participating industry partners will have the opportunity to offer technological challenges, and the Access Innovation team will source relevant entrepreneurs, technologists, and developers, who build solutions that address them.

Industry Directed Events


Industry Directed events

Powerhouse, with support from Access Innovation, will host three Industry Directed Events including in-person or virtual hackathons, prize competitions, and technology challenges. Participating industry partners will have the opportunity to offer technological challenges, and the Access Innovation team will source relevant entrepreneurs, technologists, and developers, who build solutions that address them.

"My team took first place in a Powerhouse hackathon in 2017, which gave me the validation to pursue my idea full-time. Through Access Innovation, Powerhouse helped me secure my first customer, which is one of the biggest EV companies in the world."

- Patrick Sheehan, Co-Founder & CEO, Cerebus

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