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Shell Singapore has launched an accelerator programme to support energy related start-ups to flourish.

Five Singapore enterprises will participate in the 20 week Shell #IdeaRefinery accelerator programme, which aims to turn early stage start-ups into fully-fledged ventures that can raise capital and scale into successful businesses.

In their announcement, Shell Singapore reported the programme is, “Designed to help start-up founders cement their footing in the business arena, hone their leadership, pitching and marketing skills, and inspire them towards expanding their innovative energy solutions.”

Recruiting start-ups with talented teams of visionaries in energy, innovation and technology, the programme will provide mentorship from senior Shell executives, access to industry leaders, incubator workspace and business development workshops. Entrepreneurs taking part will be given freedom to shape their own programme agenda to help them meet their business goals.

Participants will also get the opportunity to showcase at Make the Future Singapore in 2018, pitching to an audiences of business leaders, government, academia and venture capitalists.

Shell #IdeasRefinery, a Shell LiveWIRE affiliated programme, has partnered with ImpacTech and NUS Enterprise (National University of Singapore) to deliver the programme, which will run from November 2017 until March 2018.

Participating start-ups must be able to demonstrate how the business will contribute to the current energy challenge but may operate within a wide range of energy related industries, including generating energy, energy recapture and storage, energy transportation or energy saving technologies, such as transport solutions.

Shell Singapore is running the programme to support its ambition of being a hub of innovation to support the government’s energy transition to a lower carbon footprint and to commercialise clean energy solutions. Steve McGrath, Shell Technology Ventures head, will act as an advisor to the programme.

Applications close October 15th, with shortlisted businesses will be announced at the end of October.



Accelerating energy start-up success in Singapore
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