Startups. 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 GEARED student poster sessions and young talent lounge, the future of DistribuTECH is here!

But first! It is time for us to select those key start-ups. And it is up to you to help. Take charge of the future of energy - submit (or share) an application today. Extended Deadline for submission is November 14, 2018 23:59 (CST). 

See form below details.

What will start-ups get?


Selected start-ups receive exposure in the exhibition, summit and great networking.

• A slot in Initiate! floor plan (with a desktop display and branded backdrop)
• 2x exhibition passes (helping your company man your display and ALSO walk the floor)
• 1x summit pass (allowing someone from your team to dive-deep into the inner-workings of what the industry faces now - and next)
• Delegate lunches for up to three of your team members ($180 value)
• Start-up pitch (allow your company the chance to share your product on a stage to a committee of industry leaders)
• Knowledge Hubs access (all team members will receive access to our new Knowledge Hubs presentation theaters)
• Serious networking (includes access to our large networking party, opening reception and It's 5 O'clock Somewhere receptions) 
• Both keynotes (we've added a 2nd one this year - and your entire team can attend both)

Selection process


What happens after applications are submitted?

All submissions will be reviewed by members of the DistribuTECH content and exhibition committees. All submissions must be entered by November 14, 2018 23:59 (CST).

• 12 finalist entries 
will be selected and notified as Initiate! participants
• 4 runner-up entries will be selected as alternates (will receive complimentary summit pass)
All applicants will be notified by Early December 2018 with their acceptance status
• All finalists will need to provide a $500 deposit to participate - (fully refunded after the event - only upon participation)

Submit by November 14, 2018 at 23:59 pm (CST)