ATCE Startup Village is a partnership between SPE and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University. The Startup Village consists of the Energy Startup Competition in the morning and expert presentations and table discussions in the afternoon.
Agenda | Tuesday, 25 September
0830–1155 Energy Startup Competition
1330–1430 Table Discussions
Leveraging Digital in O&G | Babur Ozden | Founder and CEO, MAANA
Government Funding for Startups in O&G | Conner Prochaska | Senior Advisor, ARPA-E
Effectively Pitching Your Startup | Nick Spiller | Capital Factory
Raising Capital at All Stages | Sean Ebert | Altira Group LLC
To be announced
1430–1445 Networking Break
1445–1600 Expert Presentations
What Venture Capitalists Look for in an Investment in Oil and Gas Technology Startups | Laura Capper | CEO, CAP Resources
To be announced
1600–1630 Energy Startup Competition Awards in the Exhibition Hall
Energy Startup Competition
Launched in 2017, the Energy Startup Competition is a fast-paced competition showcasing emerging energy technology companies.
Competitors will receive visibility among leaders in the upstream energy industry, recognition as technology leaders, the opportunity for cash prizes, networking with leading energy investors, and mentoring.
The 12 finalist companies selected to present will have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring session on 24 September and will receive complimentary admission to ATCE.
On the morning of 25 September, they will compete for a portion of USD 70,000 or more in cash prizes. During the competition, each company will have 5 to 8 minutes to provide information about their company and technology to a group of venture capitalists, angel investors, and industry leaders.
In the afternoon, all participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from investors, industry representatives, and veteran entrepreneurs about building startups.
David Reid, National Oilwell Varco
Luis Alcoser, BP
Brad Burke, Rice Alliance
Stuart Coleman, Chevron
Krishna Danda, GE Ventures
Sean Ebert, Altira Group
Renju Jose, National Oilwell Varco
Sha-Chelle Manning, Pioneer Natural Resources
Bryant Mueller, Halliburton
Nii Nunoo, National Oilwell Varco
Jose Silva, Anadarko
Lynn Taggart, Consultant
Tara Williams, Rice Alliance
Nampetch Yamali, Chevron