The Shell E4 programme 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. Aligned to this vision, #Makethefuture Accelerator India, which concluded in 2017, demonstrates Shell’s commitment to improve and build new energy systems through innovation and collaboration.

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Why join the E4 Hub?

Infrastructure: Incubated start-ups will have access to Shell’s Technology and IT labs in Bangalore to support product development and testing. Additionally, the start-ups will be co-located with other leading energy start-ups in STCB providing them the opportunity to be in the vicinity of other like-minded start-ups

Mentorship and Advisory: Start-ups will have access to technical and commercial mentorship by leveraging subject market experts in the organization. Additionally, regular interaction with industry leaders and academia has been built into the programme. The Hub will also provide support for organizational functions like HR and legal

Access to Capital: In addition to investment of up to $20,000, start-ups may raise further funding through Shell investment arms such as STV. Besides Shell’s investment arm, start-ups will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to other potential investors brought in during the programme

Access to Customers: If found relevant, Shell can be a potential deployment partner and customer. Additionally, where possible, the Hub can facilitate introduction to its network of partners and customers in India and abroad. Start-ups 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 start-ups will benefit from Shell’s Technology Labs and IT infrastructure, a network of partners and customers, and will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to other potential investors brought in during the programme.

At the end of the six-month programme, the cohort start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch to top investors from India and abroad as well as meet with an array of decision makers from the energy ecosystem, on Demo Day. After the cohort graduates, they will continue their relationship with the programme through the Shell E4 alumni network.

In This Section

Growth Track

For energy-related startups working on product development and customer discovery.

International Track

For international energy-related start-ups looking to enter the Indian market and establish operations here.

Scale Track

For energy-related startups looking to confirm product-market fit and scale the business.

Digital Track

For digital start-ups with products at a post-MVP stage seeking to a) develop/accelerate applications & solutions for the Energy & Manufacturing industries, b) gain customers in these sectors, c) secure connects with investors and d) scale up the company