24-26 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, USA  

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


ATCE Startup Village

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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.

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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.

Program Committee

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

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About the Conference

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