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    Greentown Labs Bold Ideas Challenge

    In collaboration with Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the US, we are the proud sponsor of this all-new accelerator program.

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Do you have an idea for transforming the world of energy?

Join innovators from around the world who have novel ideas for new products, technologies, processes and business models that can transform the way humans use energy. Your creativity and passion can make a difference with support from Schneider Electric and Greentown Labs. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Greentown Labs Bold Ideas Challenge

    The Greentown Labs Bold Ideas Challenge is a 6-month accelerator program housed at Greentown Labs, focused on fast-tracking entrepreneurs with the mentors, team members, business and technical resources they need to launch successful ventures, all with direct support from Schneider Electric.

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What's in it for you?

  • $25,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
  • Partnership and/or investment from Schneider Electric by the end of the program
  • Desk space at the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation
  • 6 months of an exclusive acceleration program for start-ups at Greentown Labs
  • Access to the Greentown Labs and Schneider Electric networks

Are you up for the challenge?

  • You believe you have an idea that could transform the energy industry and add value to our business areas.

  • You’re interested in turning your idea into a real venture.

  • You’re enthusiastic about being mentored and supported through the Greentown Labs accelerator program.

  • You're ready to participate in a 6-month accelerator program between June - November 2018.

How does it work?

Categories

We are excited about your ideas in the following categories:

Buildings & IT
• Home Automation
• Autonomous Buildings
• Data Center Monitoring & Cooling

Industry
• Advanced Analytics
• OT & IT Convergence Innovation
• Industrial Cybersecurity

Energy
• New Energy Landscape
• Grid Digitalization
• IoT Services

Awards

3 - 5 selected ideas will be eligible for the following awards:
1) $25,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
2) Partnership and/or investment from Schneider Electric by the end of the program
3) Desk space at the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation
4) Acceptance into Greentown Launch, a 6-month acceleration program for startups at Greentown Labs
5) Exclusive access to the Greentown Labs and Schneider Electric networks

Timeline

Application Deadline:
July 20
Ideation Event: July 26 - 27
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Workshop 1: September 
Workshop 2: October
Workshop 3: November

Final Event: December

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    About Greentown Labs A community of bold and passionate entrepreneurs creating energy technologies that transform the way we live, work, and play. Greentown Labs believes in the impact that innovative clean technologies will have on the world, and we know the relentless human energy of a few scientists, engineers and business people can make a big difference. Learn more
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Greentown Labs Bold Ideas Challenge

Let your creativity and innovative, bold ideas become reality -- and make a real difference in the world today.