Initiate!

Start-ups. Students. The Energy Future.

Welcome to the Initiate! page.
This is the hub of where you'll learn all about the new start-up area on our floor - where new products/services get highlighted and we push the industry even further. Accompanied by our student and young talent lounge, the future of DISTRIBUTECH International is here!

What Will Start-ups Get?

Initiate! winner

Each selected start-up will receive top-notch treatment on the exhibition floor with a list of great inclusions:
• A slot in Initiate! floor plan (with a desktop display, branded backdrop, and electrical outlet)

• 2 exhibition passes (helping your company man your display and also walk the floor.) This includes:
    - All keynote sessions
    - Exhibition floor entrance
    - Exhibition floor knowledge hubs
    - Exhibit hall receptions
    - Niche networking events

• 1 full summit pass (allowing someone from your team to attend the summit sessions and get a look into the inner-workings of what the industry faces now - and next.) This includes:
    - All summit sessions
    - All keynote sessions
    - Exhibition floor entrance
    - Exhibition floor knowledge hubs
    - Exhibit hall receptions
    - Delegate lunches
    - Niche networking events
    - Floor giveaway
    - Online access to presentations

• Start-up pitch (8 top companies will have the opportunity to talk about your company’s product on a stage to a committee of industry leaders. A representative from each company will be required to present an “elevator” pitch about its solution to a panel of judges.)

Selection Process

Initiate!

All submissions will be reviewed by members of the DISTRIBUTECH Initiate! judging panel. All submissions must be entered by 11:59 PM (CST) on October 15, 2019.
20 finalist entries will be selected and notified as Initiate! participants

8 start-ups will be selected to pitch to a “dragon's den” of industry experts

• All applicants will be notified by October 18, 2019 with their acceptance status

• The top 8 applicants that will participate in the "dragon's den" pitch will be revealed November 1, 2019

Hurry. The clock is ticking and other start-ups are submitting.

Associated Costs

Initiate!

• $300 charge to participate (non-refundable) (after being selected you will receive a confirmation email to pay)

• Participants are responsible for all travel expenses