Solve, Shape or Serve the Future of Energy: Global Applications for the 2020 Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator are open!

Spend three months inside of one of the planet’s most progressive energy companies, Norway’s own Equinor and capitalize on being so close to an energy major. Also receive super support from technology and industry-leading KONGSBERG and an outstanding team of FIVE full-time consultants from the amazing Capgemini, who will be working for you. Plus the program mentors and #techstarsforlife network! I mean, where else in the energy world do you get access to resources like that? Get ready to be accelerated!

One of the big benefits that this program offers to founders is unprecedented access to the highest levels of the organizations we work with. That does not guarantee that you walk out of the program with a commercial deal with Equinor, KONGSBERG or Campgemini, but you will have insight into how to potentially close that deal and how to (and how not to…) navigate a large energy company.

We are looking for companies and ambitious founders who are solving global energy problems

In February Equinor launched new, bold climate ambitions. Going forward the company aims to:

      • reduce the net carbon intensity, from initial production to final consumption, of energy produced by at least 50% by 2050,
      • grow renewable energy capacity tenfold by 2026, developing as a global offshore wind major, and
      • strengthen its industry-leading position on carbon-efficient production, aiming to reach carbon-neutral global operations by 2030.

Thus, we are looking for startups working within a broad scope, across the energy sector. Companies working with oil & gas, renewables, digitalization, and new business models are encouraged to apply. Ultimately, we want to work with great entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds who are working on world-changing ideas. While not a complete list, here are our broad areas of focus for the 2020 class of the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator:

Oil & Gas Technologies

This area is obvious for an energy major like Equinor. Achieving their existing operations more efficiently with less environmental impact is of natural interest.


Wind power, battery and storage solutions, distributed power, energy efficiency solutions…The list is never-ending and we love backing founders that can help and support the greatest challenge we face today, climate change.

New Business Models

Surprise us, and show us how your tech can help build energy platforms for the future.


The energy sector is digitalizing quickly and our areas of interest are as wide as this category’s name implies. Every enabling technology that makes an energy company more efficient and enables new ways of working is interesting, including ‘Platforms as Enablers’: Energy is a massive industry, with large investments and large opportunities for the right company. There are a variety of platforms and areas that may not be energy-specific but can be leveraged by an energy company. Examples include Financial Modeling, Energy Trading, AI / ML applications, Predictive Modeling, Cyber Security, Blockchain Solutions, Robotics, and Safety.

Be part of THE global energy accelerator in 2020

We want to create the energy platforms of the future. We’re looking to be blown away by unique concepts. If you have a great team and a big vision, we want to hear from you.

The 2020 class of the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator, will start in beautiful Oslo, Norway on September 7, 2020. Capgemini will support the accelerator with a consulting team and mentors from the Techstars network and the global corporate partner network will be here to #givefirst. Right now, we are on a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global energy sector. Applications close May 10, 2020, and we’ll be making our final selections in June. Watch this webinar to learn more about the program or sign up to take part in our upcoming AMAs this spring. You can also request office hours (one-on-one time with program staff) to share details of what you’re working on and learn more about The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator. Or, if you’re ready, start your application now. Hear from some of our 2019 founders here!

Norway strikes back!

We are thrilled to announce and welcome the 2019 class of Techstars Energy in Partnership with Equinor. Techstars Energy will kick-off September 9th inside Equinor offices in Oslo with our Demo-day on December 5th. 

Techstars Energy brings together four very strong networks – Equinor, Kongsberg, CapGemini and Techstars – and our one and only goal is to support and grow these ten incredible companies. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Our 1,900 portfolio companies have raised over $8 billion in capital, with 86% of our portfolio companies remaining active or having been acquired. Together, Equinor, Kongsberg, Capgemini and Techstars create an unfair advantage for founders and give them the best chance for success.

In February 2019, we started a world-wide recruitment trip that brought me around the world looking for world-class talent. I believe we found it. In addition to being selective, Techstars Energy is global and diverse. Entrepreneurs from Canada, the UK, Norway, Germany and Brazil will spend 3 months inside Equinor stunning office in Oslo. They were selected from a strong global applicant pool from 42 countries focused around energy in a broad context. 

3 of the 10 companies are Norwegian, a real validation that Norway also see the value of having the world’s most powerful entrepreneurial network in their backyard.

I would like to thank our mentors, sponsors, partners and alumni for their generous support in this process. Special thanks to Equinor, Kongsberg and Capgemini for their true commitment to the success of Techstars Energy. Go team Techstars Energy!

Without further ado, here are the Techstars Energy companies:


Fieldmade are increasing readiness through spare parts on demand.


Fuelsave is helping customers to save fuel consumption with at least 10% net OPEX savings while reducing environmental impact with next generation fuel efficiency enhancements.


GamY increases the lifetime value of any battery operated device through managing battery performance with their digital twin management solution.

Navarra Tech

Navarra Tech provide the first centralised over-the-counter trading platform for energy traders in emerging markets.

RagnaRock Geo

RagnaRock Geo’s machine learning exploration software enables quick and accurate understanding of the subsurface, with greater workflow efficiency for geoscientists. 

Salient Energy

Salient Energy are improving energy storage with 

safer, longer-lasting and less expensive batteries.

SeeO2 Energy

SeeO2 Energy converts CO2 into high value fuels and chemicals in a net negative carbon process.

Tempus Energy

Tempus Energy improve financial and carbon savings by managing and optimising flexible electricity demand, through connecting directly into customer premises. They enhance renewable energy supply and bypasses the reliance on carbon-intensive power stations, solving the intermittency challenge of renewable energy.

Terrapin Geothermics

Terrapin Geothermics are heat to value project developers. They write cheques for waste heat and are going after the 290,000 petajoules of energy lost every year. A single petajoule could heat & power a normal home for over 12,000 years.


VesselAdmin are bringing digital tools to the vessel chartering industry.