Our Mission is to empower and enable identified Indian entrepreneurs, working on energy related start-ups to help them become sustainable, profitable and significantly impactful organizations. Our objectives are:

  1. Co-creating and developing the start-up ecosystem in India - Convene leaders, expertise and resources to build and mobilize the start-up ecosystem by sourcing, defining and executing impactful projects.
  2. Offer world-class start-up hub to support and enable energy related start-ups:  Programmes structured in ways that suit the unique nature of energy start-ups which typically require longer gestation periods given the requirements of development & robust testing.
  3. Establish a strong investor network for energy related start-ups: Define a Shell start-up investment strategy for India providing case for investors internal and external to invest in India energy related start-ups.
Nitin Prasad
Nitin Prasad, Country Chairman, Shell Companies in India addressing a group of startups during #makethefuture Accelerator India 2017

At Shell India, we are driven by our purpose of “Powering more and cleaner energy solutions - through our people, partnerships and innovations - for India and the world”. E4 is a natural extension of this core purpose, and envisions to promote innovation and build partnerships, by nurturing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.

Startups shall have access to infrastructure, expertise, capital and customers to help them accelerate their business growth and test the commercial and technical viability of their business offering. The startups will benefit from Shell’s Technology Labs and IT infrastructure, resources, network of partners and customers, and will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to other potential investors brought in during the program.

The Shell E4 program builds upon the company’s global vision to support the energy sector’s evolving ecosystem. Shell has a rich history of working with entrepreneurs across the energy value chain globally. Details of some of our programs can be found at the bottom of the webpage.

Aligned to this vision, #Makethefuture Accelerator India, which concluded earlier in March 2017, demonstrates Shell’s commitment to improve and build new energy systems through innovation and collaboration.

Shell E4 will be located at the Shell Technology Centre Bengaluru (STCB) and, is well positioned to leverage the vibrant Bengaluru ecosystem.

In This Section

E4 Partners

We are working with a number of internal and external partners at Shell E4.

E4 Team

Find out about the team of passionate individuals who are leading the development of Shell E4.

E4 Hub

The Shell E4 Hub is located in the Shell Technology Centre Bangalore, which provides start-ups with round-the-clock proximity to Shell subject matter experts and advisors who can help them develop or refine their products.