Focus on Energy Startups at networking event Generate15

On the 24th of November the Energy Academy Europe hosts the networking event “Generate15” at MartiniPlaza in Groningen. Generate15 gives Energy Startups, investors and existing players in the energy market the opportunity to strengthen their support network. This is essential to increase the number of successful Energy Startups and therefore accelerate the energy transition. In addition to the excellent networking facilities, Generate15 hosts speakers Aart van Veller and Ruud Koornstra, and an Energy Startup pitch event with a prize of €15.000,-.

Connecting the Startup Climate

Energy Startups are an essential driver for the acceleration of the energy transition. More often than not they are better at recognizing and developing radical innovations compared to large scale companies. However, to transform these Energy Startups into competitive, functional companies in an accelerated manner, a strong support network between interested parties is important. Generate15 is the energy networking event of the Netherlands, bringing together promising Energy Startups with Europe’s leading investors and established players. Through this interaction, Energy Academy Europe stimulates the startup- climate of Europe’s renewable energy market.


During the event, five innovative Energy Startups have the opportunity to pitch for our high profile jury of investors, scientists and established entrepreneurs; with the winner receiving €15,000. Aart van Veller and Ruud Koornstra are the speakers of the day. Aart van Veller is ranked at number seven on the ‘sustainability top 100’ and founder of the renewable energy company Vande Bron; Ruud Koornstra is a successful entrepreneur in the sustainability sector and founder of the sustainable investment company Tendris.

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Up to 25 Energy Startups will be chosen by our high profile selection committee in order to proceed to the Generate15 Semi-Finals on 22 and November 23rd. Together, with a team of experienced business coaches, top-facilitator and expert coach Neil Sheridan will prepare contestants for the final, for which five Energy Startupts will be selected. Applications are accepted until November 8th with the semi-finalists being announced on the 13th of November. More information about participation or visiting Generate15 can be found at

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