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CAPITALIZING IDEAS.INNOVATING ENERGY.

We're a clean energy accelerator putting momentum behind transformative energy solutions.

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HOUSTON'S CLEAN ENERGY ACCELERATOR

The Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator helps seed-stage startups from around the world developing clean energy solutions achieve technical and commercial milestones that accelerate development, establish market adoption, and expand their reach.

The accelerator provides startups access to Rice Alliance's network of energy corporations, investors, and advisors. With an engaged support network and personalized mentor relationships, startups will also experience curriculum and programming intentionally designed to increase their likelihood of success—bridging the gap between ideas and business success.

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12STARTUPS IN CLASS 1

150+MENTOR ENGAGMENTS

100+SPEAKERS, COACHES AND MENTORS

50TRAINING WORKSHOPS

LEVERAGE THE RICE ALLIANCE NETWORK TO GROW YOUR STARTUP

Startups who are interested in a structured program and personalized one-on-one coaching to grow their business and spark investment opportunities, are ideal for the program. Through the course of the accelerator, startups will expand their network (access to mentors, resources, talent, potential customers, industry leaders, potential pilots, field trials, demonstration projects, and technical and commercial expertise), refine or build their brand and perfect their pitch.

Here's what Class 1 startups had to say,

"We started without a single contact in the US. And now, after 12 weeks, we are talking with the American Petroleum Institute. Such a cool kick-start to our US market entry.” and "Rice offers four very distinct key benefits: workshops from experts relating to 'how to build a business' type topics; direct mentorship and advice through the XIR; the mentorship and Rice network; a family and place to call home in Houston."

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We believe that it's a fully collaborative approach that will lead to accelerating energy innovation and sustainable solutions. Our founding supporters and champions will help make this a reality.

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Please send us an email at cleanenergy@rice.edu.