Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas, USA
SPE hosted its first Startup Village and Energy Competition at ATCE 2017. The event connected entrepreneurs to funding and support from the oil and gas sector. Innovations included software, hardware, and service ideas for upstream.
The full-day event had two parts. First, a competition which included monetary prizes of more than USD 83,000. The second half of the day included presentations, round table discussions, and one-on-one coaching on topics like how to go from engineer to entrepreneur, and what investors look for.
Best In Show Winner Veros Systems, Inc.
Energy Startup Competition
Ten companies presented as part of the competition:
Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Time: The Energy Startup Competition is from 0830–1155
Location: Henry B Gonzalez Conference Center (River Level) Room 006 A-C
Take an opportunity to participate in multiple discussions including:
Chris Neale, President, Fracture ID – Engineer to Entrepreneur
Neale will discuss his path and motivations to get to where he is now, and talk about the many skill sets necessary to start, fund, and grow a successful technology company in the oil and gas industry.
Brian Fenske, Corporate Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
What do investors look for: The VC Perspective
This presentation will focus on what makes a startup attractive to investors and how to structure your start-up to maximize your chance of obtaining an investment.
If you have questions about ATCE Startup Village or being a sponsor for the event, please contact Melissa Schultea. For questions regarding the Energy Startup Competition, please contact: Sam Mason, Rice Alliance Program Manager.
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