Energy Tech Venture Forum set for Sept. 21 at Rice

20th annual conference unites energy ventures with industry investors

Energy Tech Venture Forum

HOUSTON – (Aug. 24, 2023) – The 20th Annual Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum will see industry leaders showcase energy tech innovations for the shift toward a more sustainable, reliable and lower carbon future on Sept. 21 at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

For two decades, the Energy Tech Venture Forum — hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship — has served as the premier conference bringing together energy industry leaders, venture capital investors and promising energy and cleantech ventures to propel the future of energy.

Across interactive panels, keynotes speeches and venture pitches, attendees can explore emerging energy sources, enhancements and efficiencies within existing energy resources and advances in clean or renewable technologies — and learn where investors are contributing to the acceleration of these advancements.

Energy Tech Venture Forum

Keynote speakers include Christina Karapataki, partner at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the venture capital fund cofounded by Bill Gates; Scott Nyquist, vice chairman at Houston Energy Transition Initiative, founded by the Greater Houston Partnership; and Jeff Tillery, chief operating officer at Veriten, founded by Rice alumnus Maynard Holt, formerly with Tudor Pickering Holt.

More than 90 startup technology ventures commercializing energy transition innovations will present their businesses and meet investors looking for disruptive energy technologies that can accelerate clean and renewable energy.

The event also includes Rice Alliance’s Clean Energy Accelerator Class 3 Demo Day pitches and the announcement of “Most Promising Company” chosen by the energy tech industry experts and participating investors.

The presenting companies:

  • Element Resources
  • Eugenie AI
  • Flash H2 Synthesis from Waste Plastic at Zero Net Cost
  • Fluid Efficiency
  • Galatea Technologies
  • Heimdal
  • Impact Technology SystemsAS
  • INGU
  • Lithos
  • Luminescent
  • Mantel
  • Mars Materials
  • Microgrid Labs
  • Mirico
  • Mobilus Labs
  • Muon Vision
  • Nano Nuclear
  • NobleAI
  • Numat
  • Ourobio
  • Planckton Data Technologies
  • Polystyvert
  • Princeton NuEnergy
  • Protein Evolution
  • Qult Technologies
  • Sage Geosystems
  • Salient Predictions
  • Sawback Technologies
  • Solidec
  • Spectral Sensor Solutions
  • Teren
  • Terradote
  • TexPower
  • Thiozen
  • Volexion
  • Xecta
  • Technology from the Lab of James Tour

The Clean Energy Accelerator Class 3 Demo Day pitches:

  • Ayrton Energy
  • Carbix
  • CryoDesalination
  • Digital Carbon Bank
  • EarthEn
  • H Quest Vanguard
  • Highwood Emissions Management
  • Icarus RT
  • Khepra
  • Natrion
  • Oceanways
  • Relyion Energy
  • Triton Anchor

Register here. The agenda can be found here.