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Fueling Entrepreneurial Success: Innovative Energy Startups Can Now Apply for ATCE Competition

Organizers are calling on early-stage innovators that can advance the energy space to compete for recognition and cash prizes at the upcoming SPE Annual Technology Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).

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To enter the competition, startup companies must apply by 14 July.
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Applications are open for the Energy Startup Competition which will take place on 17 October, in conjunction with the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). To enter the competition, startup companies must apply by 14 July. There is no fee to apply, compete, or attend the event.

Hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, the ATCE Startup Village program offers a platform for energy startups to showcase their innovations and gain recognition in the upstream industry. Since 2017, the program has awarded over $385,000 through the competition which this year will feature 10 emerging energy technology companies.

Selected companies will have the opportunity to meet with a panel of industry experts during a private coaching session, then compete for prize money. For those interested in attending the event in person, the SPE ATCE Startup Village Program will begin at 9 a.m. CDT and is to be followed by an award ceremony at 4 p.m. CDT which will be joined by Terry Palisch, the 2024 SPE President.

Complimentary access to the Energy Startup Competition is also available through the Startup Village website. Competitors may also participate virtually to allow startups from around the world to showcase their innovations to investors, industry representatives, and veteran entrepreneurs.

Organizations seeking maximum exposure to E&P professionals, including decision-makers, are encouraged to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities available for the Startup Village program. By becoming a sponsor, companies can showcase their support for innovative technologies and newly formed startups.