Clean Energy Accelerator of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Clean Energy Accelerator of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Clean Energy Accelerator is designed for mature startups looking to drive technical and commercial milestones by leveraging cutting-edge technologies from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in support of developing clean energy solutions.

Join AWS experts to learn from Freshwater Advisor’s global network of domain experts in clean energy investment and acceleration, then get building.

Looking to the planet, they can see the potential for startups and corporations to collaborate to help address the world’s biggest challenges. With the global climate crisis and pressure on public and private organizations to implement solutions, the demand for clean tech innovation is surging. Responding to this global crisis will require innovation across the world, across industries, and across startups to multinational corporations. From distributed energy to storage solutions to efficiency and optimization software—clean tech investment and innovation is surging. With this demand comes a rapid proliferation of startups working to solve today’s biggest energy challenges.

What is Clean Energy Accelerator?

The Clean Energy Accelerator is a virtual five-week, technical, business, and mentorship accelerator delivered by Freshwater Advisors. You will get to work with leading AWS technical experts to build and scale your cloud platform. The program delivers over 75 hours of support, and participants will be able to access the AWS Partner Network (APN) to build connections and potentially gain pilots and partnerships. During the program, the companies will benefit from both the technical and commercial expertise at AWS, along with connections to participating corporations to help optimize and deploy clean energy solutions that align with their mission and objectives.

They will also bring in industry leaders to collaborate with you on topics ranging from climate change, international regulatory law, capitalization strategies for strategic partnerships, managing mergers and acquisition, working with the public sector, and more.

They are accepting applications from mature startups working within the cleantech industry that address the opportunity areas identified by participating AWS energy customers.

What are the requirements to participate?

There is no equity or financial obligation to participate. The accelerator is open to any early-stage company that meets the following criteria:

  • Focuses on clean energy solutions.
  • Including products/services for energy storage, smart grid, carbon capture, monitoring, utilization, etc., hydrogen energy solutions, geothermal optimization, material sciences (e.g. MOFs), or other technologies/solutions that can contribute towards clean energy goals.
  • Has an AWS account.
  • Can commit 10-15 hours/week throughout the five-week virtual accelerator.
  • Participants must be fluent in English and able to join video conference events, primarily held during US Central Time business hours.

What are the components of the accelerator program?

Selected startups will receive up to $25k of AWS Activate Promotional Credit, as well as technical, business, and go-to-market mentorship from AWS clean energy experts. The program will also offer collaboration opportunities with AWS energy customers and members of Amazon Partner Network (APN) looking for clean energy solutions.

After the accelerator concludes, AWS and Freshwater Advisors will curate a virtual demo day to showcase the participating companies and the solutions they developed to key global stakeholders in the clean energy industry. This will help catalyze their deployment and mission to impact a clean energy future.

Applications Due: June 8

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