Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Program

Accelerating Startups at the intersection of IT and Energy

Do you have a running business in energy and make your first revenue? Is your startup using internet technology and game-changing business models to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable energy supply? To make buildings, cities, mobility or grids smarter? Or is your startup collecting data from smart meters or IoT devices, using machine learning, AI and cryptocurrencies to create energy services? Then we want to work with you, to make you succeed faster!

Join our Smart Energy Accelerator program where we help you build, validate and scale your business, find the best product/market fit to grow internationally and get you 100% ready for funding. We help you better understand product design, market fit, and business models by enabling you to directly work with relevant suppliers, users, customers, professionals and other stakeholders in the energy sector.

The Smart Energy program is led by Freerk Bisschop – a seasoned venture developer in sustainable energy and cleantech with over 30 years of working experience in science, consulting, government and management who founded, grew and sold a green energy company. An extensive network of over 70 smart energy mentors, investors, and energy partners are incorporated in the program.

The participating startups will spend 180+ days in a high-value startup accelerator program consisting of two main elements:

DEEP DIVE WEEK: A highly intensive and concentrated week, working with peers in Amsterdam on a specific theme, including a combination of tailored events and group sessions for the startups. There is one Deep Dive week per month and 6 throughout the program. The startup and team can stay at their location during the program, but certain team members need to be present in Amsterdam for the Deep Dive weeks.

CONTINUOUS TRACK: Throughout the program the focus areas “Team Development” and “Financials” will occur consistently, additionally continuous coaching takes place both locally at the startups location & remotely and will be executed by mentors and the Program Director Freerk Bisschop.

Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Program

Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Program


May 6, 2018
Organizer Rockstart
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