Initiate is the essence of DISTRIBUTECH International

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An interactive co-working and networking space that takes you on an entrepreneurial journey, and is the center of gravity for all cutting-edge technology, new talent and co-creation.


What To Expect

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The overall Initiate program will be more exciting than ever before and is being designed to encourage maximum interaction between all stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. 



For start-ups, we have a dedicated area where you can have one-to-one meetings, present your ideas, products and service solutions, and work and relax - with coffee on tap.

Young Talent

The fostering and nurturing of young talent is a central pillar of Initiate, whether an undergraduate or post-graduate student, or a young professional at the beginning of their career.


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How do I apply for Initiate?

Applications for the 2022 Initiate program are closed. We invite you to submit an application for next year.

When should my company apply?

Application is closed. 

What is the selection process like?

Our committee of industry experts will grade the applications based on team, traction, product, and market. Up to 20 startups will be selected out of the pool of applicants to participate in DISTRIBUTECH Initiate. 

What is the cost?

It is free to apply. If your company is selected, the cost to participate is $300.

What does my company receive if we are selected?

Your company will receive 1 full summit pass, 2 exhibition passes, a kiosk in the Initiate hub, networking opportunities, and most importantly, the opportunity to pitch your product or solution to a panel of judges and thousands of attendees from around the world.

Initiate Committee Members

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Initiate Partners

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Snapshot of Initiate Supporters

Snapshot of Initiate Supporters

Join Us


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Initiate believes in the ability of humans to deliver clean energy for all through research, invention and innovation, supported by collaboration between all industry stakeholders.

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