Originally scheduled to be hosted at OTC, Rice Alliance Energy Venture Day was a virtual event to allow startups to connect with investors and energy companies. The event showcased about 40 promising energy technology companies. These companies have initial funding and are seeking their A, B, C, or later rounds with technology validation, field trial experience, and/or initial company revenue. The event offered an opportunity for viewers to learn more about innovative technologies and provided companies with access to potential partners and investment opportunities.
On May 7, 2020 the following participating companies presented their 2 1/2 minute business pitches:
The following companies were included in office hours with investors and industry experts:
Frontier Deepwater Appraisal Solutions
Katz Water Technologies
Vita Inclinata Technologies
Ten companies were named Most Promising at the Rice Alliance OTC Startup Roundup, May 6, 2019. L-R – Brad Burke, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship; Stephen Robinson, DarkVision; John van Pol, Ingu Solutions; Trevor Best, Syzygy Plasmonics; Jason Waligura, LaserStream; Tory Nudd, TOKU; Mothusi Pahl, Ondaka; Strode Pennebaker, SensorField.