Second edition Startup Fast Track

The energy sector is in transition and thereby offering plenty of opportunities for startups. The second edition of Startup Fast Track offers a tailor-made programme for energy entrepreneurs. The programme increases the chance of success and encouraging the new company to undergo rapid growth. Participants of Startup Fast Track was initiated by Energy Academy Europe in collaboration with its partners: GDF SUEZ, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen and the University of Groningen.

Tailor-made supervision and funding up to €10,000

Startup Fast Track offers fifteen participants an intense and tailor-made supervision route. The entrepreneur (or the entrepreneurial team) receives a tailor-made development route in which both the company and the entrepreneur play a central part. This route consists of training sessions, networking, coaching and an inspirational environment with useful facilities. In response to an assessment he has taken, the entrepreneur works on the competences that are necessary in order to allow a company to grow, so the company gradually develops too. In addition to the unique content-related programme, the route also includes media attention and the possibility of funding. This funding may increase to €10,000. Positive development involves providing access to other major funding opportunities and/or to important customers and suppliers.

Collaboration with partners

In the Startup Fast Track, Energy Academy Europe is facilitating a collaboration with ENGIE, Hanze UAS, Value050,  University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship, VentureLab International North and EnTranCe. This collaborations allows a unique and substantial program to be developed.

Applications for Startup Fast Track are open until March 1st. More information can be found on

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