Accelerators

Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator

This program seeks & supports startups working across the energy transition within the critical areas of Energy Production, a Net-Zero Future, Digital & Operational Enablers and Disruptors. The 2022 program will be of a hybrid format, with the in-person & remote setting to be announced.

Oslo, Norway

2022 T2

Hybrid Program
This program is running virtually with some optional in-person events.

Sep 29th, 2021

Applications Open

Dec 1st, 2021

Final Deadline

Mar 21st, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Jun 16th, 2022

Demo Day

The Team

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Audun Abelsnes
Managing Director
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Ola Thorud Jacobsen
Program Manager
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"I look for great teams that are intellectually honest, coachable, and that demonstrate fierce execution skills."

Audun Abelsnes, Managing Director
Read the Q&A

Partners

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"Through the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator, we aim to attract innovative companies and new technologies that can be implemented across the broader Equinor"
Lisa Rebora
SVP, Emerging and Future Business at Equinor
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"Through the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator, we aim to attract innovative companies and new technologies that can be implemented across the broader Equinor"
Lisa Rebora
SVP, Emerging and Future Business at Equinor
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“The energy transition is on top of Capgemini’s agenda and we need new innovative solutions in the transition to a digital, sustainable future. As these solutions often come from smaller players and start-ups, we are truly excited to work with the companies in the 2022 Equinor & Techstars energy Accelerator ”
Elin Skauge
VP, Practice Lead, Innovation & Strategy at Capgemini Invent
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"Equinor Ventures actively evaluates participants from the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator for future investments"
Gareth Burns
Head of Equinor Ventures
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"The Accelerator helps Equinor challenge ourselves and find solutions that can improve our bottom line in ways that we would have never done if it wasn’t for the program."
Philip Hansteen
Corporate Liaison at the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator

Mentors

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" You can make a real change in the energy transition & we are there to help you "
Tallak Thorleifsson
EVP, Capgemini Invent
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" You can make a real change in the energy transition & we are there to help you "
Tallak Thorleifsson
EVP, Capgemini Invent
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" The accelerator is a great way for Equinor to work with innovative companies that can support Equinor in the energy transition and in shaping the future of energy "
Mary Karunakaran
Investment Manager, Equinor Ventures
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" Techstars attracts the most talented startups looking for impact - and then supercharges them. Techstars is world-class: talented startups, super-professional organisation. As a mentor you can have real impact "
Adam Forbes
Founder, Familiarize
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" With Techstars you’ll get straighter, faster, stronger feedback than you feel ready for and a group of mentors with hands fully up to guide you through it "
Anna-Lisa Wesley
Partner, Sapphire & Steel
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"Being a mentor at Techstars Energy means meeting unbelievably talented entrepreneurs, eager to share their ideas for a better energy future as well as to elicit advice on best ways to get their product to reach the market."
Christine Batruch
Senior Strategic Advisor for Lundin Petroleum AB and a mentor for Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator
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"The Techstars Energy program brings together startups and grownups – like me - and it has created great value for both sides. It has been very refreshing to be a mentor."
Brede Lærum
Manager Digitalisation, Head of 3D print initiative at Equinor and Techstars mentor
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"I love meeting the people behind the startups of the Techstars program and to the best of my ability help them towards success."
Ulrik Olbjørn
Manager of Improvements and Digitalization Marketing Midstream and Processing at Equinor and Techstars mentor
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"I am impressed and inspired by the people working at Techstars companies. They are creative, energetic, and competent in solving challenges for the industry and society."
Jofrid Klokkehaug
Vice President Refining Optimisation and Planning at Equinor ASA and Techstars mentor
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"I am always amazed by the vision and talent of the Techstars Energy companies. Each year, I look forward to working with such energetic teams, helping them progress."
Gunnar Sanner
Advisor Business Development at Equinor and Techstars mentor
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"Being a Techstars Energy mentor is both rewarding and challenging. The founders are so passionate about solving the problem they have identified — and they're also very smart and demanding. They expect a lot and preferably fast."
Jens Festervoll
Director of Business Development at Halogen and a mentor for Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator
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"Be energized at work, spend time with energy startups, and see how keen they are to help moving the energy business into the future."
Stein P. Aannerud
Head of Process Digitalization at Equinor and Techstars mentor