Clean Tech Aviation, Energie Company, Envitron, GRIDCORN en Synext have been elected winners of the Startup Fast Track 2016, the business accelerating program for energy startups. The winning entrepreneurs stand to receive a EUR 10,000 investment funding each.
Startup Fast Track is initiated by Energy Academy Europe in collaboration with energy multinational ENGIE, Groningen University/VentureLab North, Hanze UAS and the Province of Groningen. SFT focuses on stimulating, accelerating and realising high potential startups. The celebrationary ceremony is held at  Venture Lab North, partner in Startup Fast Track.
In addition to the investment the five entrepreneurs are invited to engage in the follow up-program of Startup Fast Track, offering a range of specialist consultants who will be coaching them in various aspects of entrepreneurship.

Vast opportunities in energy
The global transition in the energy markets offers vast opportunities for new business ventures – be it in the technological field and technical innovations or in affiliated fields like ICT, legal and servicing industry or any other branch that touches on energy and sustainability. It is the versatility of this market that is appealing to startup companies. Turning a business venture into a succesfull business takes more than a business plan. It requires solid knowledge of and insight into markets, finance, risk management and marketing. Specialist guidance through experts in the field will enhance the success rate of new energy entreprises.