European Venture Contest Energy 2014

The 3rd edition of the European Venture Contest Energy (EVC Energy), will take place in Horsens, Denmark, on 9 October. The event aims to unite 30 emerging companies and 25 investors, active within the sphere of energy efficiency, for a day-long pitching, networking and idea sharing spree.

"Very professional event, well focused on offering entrepreneurs opportunity to pitch to investors and vice versa"
- Veronique Hervouet, Senior VP, Investments, Total Energy Ventures

The EVC Energy has established itself as a leading matchmaking event for clean technology entrepreneurs and investors. Presenting entrepreneurs get 8 minutes each to pitch to a panel of Expert Jurors consisting of independent VCs, Corporate VCs and Business Angels. Every pitch is followed by a 7-minute Q&A from the jurors. Besides this, marathon networking and idea sharing continue beyond the breakout rooms, over coffee in the corridors, and lunch.

Furthermore, a half-day venture academy and an evening reception on 8 October precede the actual contest. The purpose of the venture academy is to sharpen the investment readiness appeal of the presenting entrepreneurs plus give them more time to network and get to know fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and expert jurors.
On the other hand, the evening reception serves as an ice-breaker, bringing together all the participants in an informal setting for a networking evening.

The EVC Energy is part of the European Venture Contest (EVC) that finds the top 25 emerging companies through a Pan-European competition every year. The EVC is the only free-of-charge internationally-delivered venture competition and is specifically targeted at early stage high tech companies in ICT, Cleantech and Healthtech. The venture contest final, European Venture Summit (EVS), is the continent's largest venture marketplace uniting 100+ award winning companies from Europe Unimited yearly calender and 100+ VCs, corporate VCs and business angels.

In short, the event offers:

  • Discovering 30 selected emerging companies in energy efficiency.
  • Access to qualified deal-flows for investors. 
  • Partnering and fund raising opportunities for entrepreneurs.
  • Highly-specialised, structured business presentations with direct feedback from experts.
  • Ample networking time and space to make new contacts and follow-up existing ones.
The EVC Energy Award Winners (Top 25%) will get direct access to the Nordic Venture Forum and the European Venture Summit!

The event will draw European startups from the following sub-sectors:

Energy production from sustainable sources Energy infrastructure and distribution Energy efficiency and storage                         
Solar Electric vehicles Advanced materials
Wind District energy (heating and cooling) HVAC Components (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Con)
Wave Smartgrids Lighting
Geothermal Intelligent electricity grids Fuel cells and batteries
Biogas, biomass, biofuels   Heat storage and heat pumps
    Sensors and measurement equipment

The EVC Energy is supported by: