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Energy New Venture Competition

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:34pm

Started in 2014 the Energy New Venture Competition, hosted by the Haskayne School of Business’ Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is Canada’s leading early-stage pitch competition dedicated to the advancement of emerging innovations for the energy sector.

Open to seed-stage companies, budding entrepreneurs, researchers and students from around the globe, the Energy New Venture Competition offers competitors a comprehensive mentorship and professional training program led by event partner, Innovate Calgary, invaluable exposure to a community of more than 200 investors and industry leaders, networking opportunities and the chance at more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

This premier competition has a total of 14 spots available for teams divided between the two streams; the Concept stream for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for potential energy technology companies and the Venture stream for businesses who have entered the steed-stage and are in the process of obtaining funding.

2017 Energy New Venture Competition

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Location: TBD, Calgary, AB


Discover the next generation of energy entrepreneurs. Attendance is open to all investors, industry experts, entrepreneurs, media, students and faculty members.

Attendance fee: None
Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017


We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Energy New Venture Competition. Admission is open to Seed-stage companies, students, researchers and entrepreneurs from across Canada and around the globe. Attendance is contingent on acceptance into either the concept or venture streams. Register early as spots fill quickly.

Application fee: None
Deadline: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at midnight

Note: All competitors must meet Concept or Venture stream requirements. Successfully admitted teams are responsible for covering all travel costs and any other associated costs with attending the competition. Teams will also need to supply organizers with their travel visas.


Past Competition Winners

Learn more about past Energy New Venture competitors and winners here.




The competition is supported through the generous financial or in-kind contributions of sponsors and donors who believe in the power of supporting emerging energy entrepreneurs.

There are many sponsorship and partnership opportunities available for the 2017 Energy New Venture Competition.

To discuss, please contact:


2016 sponsors, partners, and donors