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CLASS 4 APPLICATIONS OPENING MARCH 2024

  • Access to investors

  • Receive 1-on-1 mentorship from energy experts

  • Grow your network

Class 4 Program Dates: July 8-Sept 13

HOUSTON'S CLEAN ENERGY ACCELERATOR

We help startups from around the world developing clean energy solutions achieve technical and commercial milestones that accelerate development, establish market adoption, and expand their reach by:

  • Growing your business and sparking investment opportunities
  • Expanding your network (Access to mentors, resources, investors, talent, potential customers, industry leaders, potential pilots, field trials, demonstration projects, and technical and commercial expertise)
  • Building or refining your brand
  • Perfecting your pitch
  • Receiving a non-dilutive company stipend

CLASS 3 IS CURRENTLY IN SESSION. CLASS 4 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN EARLY SPRING 2024.

HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PUT MOMENTUM BEHIND YOUR CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTION

With an active energy mentor network, we have deep expertise in the energy industry. Our accelerator serves to accelerate the energy transition by supporting early-stage startups that contribute to significant energy efficiency improvements, are developing energy derived from renewable, zero-emissions sources or are curbing the environmental impact of all types of energy production, distribution or usage, or enabling progress toward net-zero carbon. This includes:

  • Advanced Materials (Composites that lead to improved efficiencies or new modalities)
  • Biomass Energy
  • Carbon Management or Accounting (for example, emissions monitoring, ESG tracking, carbon tracking/measurement, carbon capture/sequestration)
  • Circular Economy (Reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and/or recycling existing materials and products)
  • Digital Technologies for Energy (Artificial intelligence, smart trading, computational chemistry tools, remote sensing/IoT)
  • Energy Efficiency or Storage (Carbon reduction technologies, battery technologies, fuel cells, architecture, engineering, or construction technologies or Infrastructure efficiencies)
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydrogen
  • Solar Energy
  • Waste Heat/Pressure to Power
  • Wave Energy
  • Wind Energy

FOUNDER TESTIMONIALS

"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."

"Investors falling from the sky like rain, which is pretty fantastic. Big thanks to Rice for that happening."

"The CEA allowed us to go ahead and build our networks and get to know more people in the Houston ecosystem." Quino has raised $10.15M in funding. Hear his full testimonial on the founder community in the accelerator here.

"The course CEA put us through is FANTASTIC!!! Although we've been around the block several times with other ventures, these series of sessions have shown us how much more we still can learn and improve."

"The Rice Alliance Class 2 mentors and speakers continue to be fantastic, and incredibly helpful. The Rice and Houston energy communities could not be more supportive. A great program!"

HEAR FROM A CLASS 2 FOUNDERS:

HEAR FROM A CLASS 1 FOUNDER ABOUT WHY THEY APPLIED

HEAR FROM A MENTOR ABOUT THE SUPPORT YOU WILL RECEIVE