Europe’s 5 hottest smart energy startups ready to enter the UK market

Rockstart brings the best of Europe’s smart energy innovation to London

04 JUNE 2014, LONDON, UK
Summary
KPMG, NatWest and Elance teamed up with Rockstart to bring the best of Europe’s Smart Energy innovation to London. On June 19 - amid London Tech Week - 5 companies of Europe’s first Smart Energy startup accelerator will present their innovations to an exclusive group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives at Campus London.

LONDON, 4 JUNE 2014 -

 KPMG, NatWest and Elance teamed up with Rockstart to bring the best of Europe’s Smart Energy innovation to London. On June 19 - amid London Technology Week - 5 companies of Europe’s first Smart Energy startup accelerator will present their innovations to an exclusive group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives at Campus London.

The goal of the event is to introduce some of Europe’s hottest smart energy startups to key players of UK’s energy industry, provide them with important insights into the country’s energy market and fire-start potential collaborations.

This invite-only event will follow the unique format of Rockstart Answers: the many-to-one direct feedback event between 5 startups and 40 ‘startup contributors’ (investors, entrepreneurs and executives) that helps startups answer their toughest question. Contributors will be asked to share tips and tricks that will help these startups enter the UK market.

Interested contributors can request an invitation by email to gregor@rockstart.com.

Startups On Stage
1. We Share Solar is a crowdfunding platform for collective solar-energy initiatives.
2. Power Tags develops location tracking wearable devices for a variety of applications.
3. QwikSense provides organizations with actionable sensor data on how they can easily
create a healthy working environment and save energy.
4. Bundles offers home appliance subscription services that charges based on use.
5. CareToSave teaches kids how to reduce energy usage with the help of Bobo, a polar bear energy display.

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Background Information

Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator
Rockstart Accelerator helps 10 startups to accelerate their companies and break through global markets through an intensive 6-month program based in Amsterdam with a month long roadshow to European energy hubs. Rockstart Smart Energy accelerator launched in January 15, 2014.

Rockstart Answers
Rockstart Answers is one of Holland's most impactful startup events. Since its launch in 2012, Rockstart Answers has helped 150 startups through 30 events organized in 14 cities in the Netherlands and other European capitals. Among Rockstart Answers alumni are renowned tech companies such us UberWappZapp and Betalist.

Rockstart Accelerator and Rockstart Answers are part of Rockstart. Rockstart helps startups to become more successful in their first 1000 days. Rockstart runs two international accelerators, several startup events and a 2000 sqm co-working space in the heart of Amsterdam. Read more on Rockstart.com.

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About Rockstart

Amsterdam based Rockstart ‘’The Global Startup Machine’, was founded in 2010 by Dutch serial entrepreneur Oscar Kneppers, in 2011 joined by Don Ritzen, Rune Theill and Koen Wagemakers to launch the first Rockstart Accelerator in 2012. Rockstart has accelerated 78 startups in 8 programs in the domains of Web/Mobile, Smart Energy and Digital Health. Rockstart organizes Q&A events in 21 European cities and runs an Impact Accelerator in Nepal since 2015. To date, over 78% of Rockstart alumni (including 3D Hubs and Peerby) have attracted over €33 million in funding from national and international angel and venture capital investors including Greylock Partners, Balderton Capital,XAnge Private Equity and Walvis Participaties.

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