Pitch Contest

SMART ENERGY
START-UP
PITCH
CONTEST 2024
2nd Edition

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CHF 15'000 to win!

The first Swiss pitch competition for start-ups in the energy sector! It will take place on August 30, during the Smart Energy 2024 event, the reference event in the field of intelligent energy management.

Three prizes worth a total of CHF 15,000 are up for grabs!

SMART ENERGY
START-UP
PITCH
CONTEST 2024
2nd Edition

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  • 00Hours
  • 00Minutes
  • 00Seconds

CHF 15'000 to win!

The  Swiss pitch competition for start-ups in the energy sector! It will take place on August 30, during the Smart Energy event, the reference event in the field of intelligent energy management.

Three prizes worth a total of CHF 15,000 are up for grabs!

SMART ENERGY
START-UP
PITCH
CONTEST 24
2nd Edition

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CHF 15'000 to win!

Participate in the Swiss pitch competition for start-ups in the energy sector! It will take place on August 30, 2024 during the Smart Energy event, the reference event in the field of intelligent energy management.

You are a start-up active in the energy sector?
Apply now and try to be selected among the 10 finalists.
Three prizes worth a total of CHF 15,000 are up for grabs!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Application

I apply after having read the conditions.

ConditionsJune 7, 2024

Selection

The organizing committee selects about ten finalists among the start-ups that have applied. The selected and non-selected start-ups are notified.

End of June 2024

Pitch contest

The 10 selected start-ups will present themselves in five minutes in front of the participants of the Smart Energy Event.

ProgramAugust 30, 2024

Results

Designation of the three winning start-ups at the end of the event.

August 30, 2024

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Application

I apply after having read the conditions.

ConditionsJune 7, 2024

Selection

The organizing committee selects about ten finalists among the start-ups that have applied. The selected and non-selected start-ups are notified.

End of June 2024

Pitch contest

The 10 selected start-ups will present themselves in five minutes in front of the participants of the Smart Energy Event.

ProgramAugust 30, 2024

Results

Designation of the three winning start-ups at the end of the event.

August 30, 2024

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Application

I apply after having read the conditions.

ConditionsJune 7, 2024

Selection

The organizing committee selects about ten finalists among the start-ups that have applied. The selected and non-selected start-ups are notified.

End of June 2024

Pitch contest

The 10 selected start-ups will present themselves in five minutes in front of the participants of the Smart Energy Event.

ProgramAugust 30, 2024

Results

Designation of the three winning start-ups at the end of the event.

August 30, 2024

who can participate?

All start-ups (founded in 2014 and after, or in creation) having developed (or being in the process of developing) a product or service directly related to energy can apply. Start-ups can be domiciled in Switzerland or abroad.
To participate, simply fill out the form below and answer a few questions.

what can I win?

If you are selected among the ten finalists… You will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation to the Smart Energy Event for 2 persons

    Including the VIP event on Thursday, August 31, the hotel night in Sion and the participation to the conference on September 1er (worth CHF 800.-)

  • The opportunity to introduce yourself to a panel of energy specialists

at the end of the pitch session...

You will receive the following benefits:

For the selection of the finalists, the Smart Energy Event organizing committee will select about ten start-ups based on the following criteria:

    • innovative nature of the product or service
    • commercial potential of the product or service
    • maturity of the innovation (pilots/completed or ongoing projects)
    • references
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver a quality pitch

The decision of the organizing committee, which is made up of representatives of The Ark Foundation and CleantechAlps, cannot be appealed.

For the Best Pitch Award, a panel of experts will judge the following:

    • dynamism of the presentation
    • quality of the presentation material (slides)
    • clarity of messages and understanding of how to solve the challenge

For the Best Energy Innovation Award, the jury will focus on:

    • the economic potential of the proposed innovation
    • technical feasibility
    • the quality of the response to the energy challenge

For the Public’s Favourite:

    • Smart Energy Event participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and score the presentations according to their own criteria and via a web application. The best average wins. The best average wins.

The decisions of the jury, composed of energy and public speaking specialists, as well as those of the public, will not be subject to appeal.

who can participate?

All start-ups (founded in 2014 and after, or in creation) having developed (or being in the process of developing) a product or service directly related to energy can apply. Start-ups can be domiciled in Switzerland or abroad.
To participate, simply fill out the form below and answer a few questions.

what can I win?

If you are selected among the ten finalists… You will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation to the Smart Energy Event for 2 persons

    Including the VIP event on Thursday, August 29, the hotel night in Sion and the participation to the conference on August 30 (worth CHF 800.-)

  • The opportunity to introduce yourself to a panel of energy specialists

at the end of the pitch session...

You will receive the following benefits:

For the selection of the finalists, the Smart Energy Event organizing committee will select about ten start-ups based on the following criteria:

    • innovative nature of the product or service
    • commercial potential of the product or service
    • maturity of the innovation (pilots/completed or ongoing projects)
    • references
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver a quality pitch

The decision of the organizing committee, which is made up of representatives of The Ark Foundation and CleantechAlps, cannot be appealed.

For the Best Pitch Award, a panel of experts will judge the following:

    • dynamism of the presentation
    • quality of the presentation material (slides)
    • clarity of messages and understanding of how to solve the challenge

For the Best Energy Innovation Award, the jury will focus on:

    • the economic potential of the proposed innovation
    • technical feasibility
    • the quality of the response to the energy challenge

For the Public’s Favourite:

    • Smart Energy Event participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and score the presentations according to their own criteria and via a web application. The best average wins.

The decisions of the jury, composed of energy and public speaking specialists, as well as those of the public, will not be subject to appeal.

who can participate?

All start-ups (founded in 2014 and after, or in creation) having developed (or being in the process of developing) a product or service directly related to energy can apply. Start-ups can be domiciled in Switzerland or abroad.
To participate, simply fill out the form below and answer a few questions.

what can I win?

If you are selected among the ten finalists… You will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation to the Smart Energy Event for 2 persons

    Including the VIP event on Thursday, August 29, the hotel night in Sion and the participation to the conference on August 30 (worth CHF 800.-)

  • The opportunity to introduce yourself to a panel of energy specialists

at the end of the pitch session...

You will receive the following benefits:

Best Pitch-
Offered by EPFL Valais-Wallis

Best Innovation

Public's favourite

For the selection of the finalists, the Smart Energy Event organizing committee will select about ten start-ups based on the following criteria:

    • innovative nature of the product or service
    • commercial potential of the product or service
    • maturity of the innovation (pilots/completed or ongoing projects)
    • references
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver a quality pitch

The decision of the organizing committee, which is made up of representatives of The Ark Foundation and CleantechAlps, cannot be appealed.

For the Best Pitch Award, a panel of experts will judge the following:

    • dynamism of the presentation
    • quality of the presentation material (slides)
    • clarity of messages and understanding of how to solve the challenge

For the Best Energy Innovation Award, the jury will focus on:

    • the economic potential of the proposed innovation
    • technical feasibility
    • the quality of the response to the energy challenge

For the Public’s Favourite:

    • Smart Energy Event participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and score the presentations according to their own criteria and via a web application. The best average wins.

The decisions of the jury, composed of energy and public speaking specialists, as well as those of the public, will not be subject to appeal.

who are the organizers?

The Smart Energy Start-up Pitch Contest 2024 is organized in the framework of the Smart Energy Event. It is organized by The Ark, the Foundation for Innovation in Valais, and CleantechAlps, the cluster that brings together and promotes cleantech companies in Western Switzerland.
The event can count on the following partners:

who are the organizers?

The Smart Energy Start-up Pitch Contest 2024 is organized in the framework of the Smart Energy Event. It is organized by The Ark, the Foundation for Innovation in Valais, and CleantechAlps, the cluster that brings together and promotes cleantech companies in Western Switzerland.
The event can count on the following partners: