North America Smart Energy Week

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September 20-23, 2021
New Orleans, LA In-person & Digital

Start-up Program

Smart Energy Week Start-up Program

The SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week Start-up Program represents our commitment to supporting emerging technology and new entrants in the solar, energy storage, smart energy and distributed energy resources, energy storage, and hydrogen, fuel cells, wind, and electric vehicle industries. We are now accepting applications for 2021!

Apply for 2021

WHY EXHIBIT AS A START-UP AT SPI, ESI, AND SMART ENERGY WEEK?

This unique opportunity for small, emerging companies allows you the opportunity to introduce your new products, tools, and services to a large audience. With 19,000 attendees and 30+ media outlets, this is the event where you can find new customers, get media attention, and have the opportunity to add thought leaders and leading companies to your network.

You get exposure for all three days of the expo floor with a dedicated booth space, including four (4) registrations for your personnel, giving you a home base to conduct meetings—all for only $2,500.

ELIGIBILITY

Companies that are interested in submitting a Start-Up Program application must meet the following criteria:

  • Company’s technology fits into one of the following categories:
    — CSP
    — Electric vehicle/Electric Vehicle charging stations and infrastructure
    — Smart Grid
    — Microgrid
    — Energy Storage
    — Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Technology
    — Solar Related Clean Web
    — Thermal
    — Smart Energy/Smart Energy Management
    — Wind
  • Under 20 employees
  • Under $3 million in funding
  • Under $1 million in revenue
  • We highly recommend that you have a minimally viable product to exhibit but it’s not required

WHAT’S INCLUDED

We will provide the following for each startup participant:

  • 10’x10’ Exhibit space for all 3 days
  • Opportunity to present as part of the Start-up Showcase Session
  • Booth package to include: one table, two chairs, carpet, and wastebasket
  • Exhibitor listing online
  • 4 Exhibitor Personnel Registrations
  • 10 Guest Expo Hall Registration to invite clients/guests
  • Access to the Exhibitor Lounge
  • Access to Press List

CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS

  • All startups who purchase a Start-up Program Exhibitor Package will be entered into a drawing to win complimentary tickets to onsite networking events

Terms

Your application will be reviewed and you will receive notification by email of your application status. If you are accepted to participate at SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week, you will have two weeks to complete your registration and payment for the event. Applicant submissions received after July 16, 2021 are not guaranteed a presentation slot the opportunity to present in the Start-up Showcase Session. Start-up companies may participate in the program for up to two years.


Previous Start-up Program Participants

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