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