A good beginning is half the work, but a good end is the real goal. Having started this year with more power than ever before, we have reached the grand finale of 2018. With over 200 :agile friends, we celebrated the success of the latest class of :agile accelerator at the #Entech Demo:Day on November 27th.
11 energy startups presented on the stage: six graduates of the three-months accelerator program, five guest startups from :agile accelerator Nordic and one from :agile Czech. All of them presented their business models – improved, finessed and made pilot-ready.
The startups line-up this time varied from grid to e-mobility solutions and included companies from France, Hungary, Sweden, the UK and Germany. The pitching startups were AMMP, Bylife, Lancey, EnyHow, Visensys, Heat Ventors, GREYCORTEX, Power2Go, SMAP Energy, Bringwash and ChargeX.
Our celebration did not end with pitches. After the official part, guests were invited to the networking event and :agile Christmas Party. With festive live music in the background, the participants had a chance to talk to startups at their booths and engage in discussions with investors, founders and innovation leaders.
The last Demo:Day of the year is always special. It gives us a chance to look back at the year behind us, to reflect on ourselves and celebrate big and small successes of the startups. Out of 600 applications in 2018, 15 startups have graduated :agile accelerator. Every single one of them makes us very proud.