A More than Money Approach
The Accelerator aims to address a structural gap in the market: start-up enterprises often lack both sufficient financing and meaningful skills support necessary to progress to a scale up phase where they can attract growth capital from next-stage investors.
The Accelerator provides high level of technical and business development assistance including access to expertise from First Light and Shell Foundation networks and partners.
Disrupting Energy Markets
We provide business development assistance and risk capital to early-stage enterprises that improve access to modern energy services for the underserved through:
- Energy provision
- Innovative solutions that lower energy footprint or improve energy efficiency
- Solutions that enable the energy eco-system
What are we looking for?
- Entrepreneurs bringing a disruptive solution to an existing market or creating a new market
- The solution should address a big hairy problem faced by a large potential market
- Strong team with ability to innovate and stay relevant as the market evolves
- Ideally, we would like to work with companies with no prior institutional investors