24-26 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, USA  

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


ATCE Startup Village

Startup village logoATCE 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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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 75,000 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.

Startup Village Energy Startup Competition Application and Resources

Energy Startup Competition Application

To enter the competition, startup companies must apply by 13 July 2018. There is no fee to apply or compete.

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About the Conference

ATCE is SPE’s annual meeting of members and features groundbreaking papers and special technical events designed to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline.


As an ATCE exhibitor, you can extend your brand and presence in the industry.

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The 2017 event drew more than 2,500 proposals, and we look forward to another record-breaking year.

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