In Collaboration with:
- HERO FUTURE ENERGIES
- INDIAN ANGEL NETWORK
- MAHARSTHRA STATE INNOVATION SOCIETY
- WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
For Founders of startups focused on the Energy Industry and seeking to a) confirm product-market fit and b) scale their business. Shell’s E4 Scale program is designed to strengthen startups’ business strategies and execution capabilities. These startups will be able to leverage Shell and its partners’ subject matter expertise, while also benefiting from a curated network of industry experts & advisors to accelerate their product maturation.
The scale track is a program designed for growth stage start-ups that have deployable product (or solution) with some paying customers. It is a tailor-made program focused on helping scale their businesses and market share in the industry by leveraging Shell’s global reach including those of its partners.
Start-ups that are likely to be considered for this track are those working on innovative solutions with some customer traction and the competence to grow. The company should be able to leverage the resources that are provided to build highly competitive industry-relevant products not just for India, but global markets.
Start-ups that will benefit the most from this program should have:
Key Areas of Interest
Shell E4 is looking to collaborate with innovative startups in “the mobility space” aspiring to bring forward disruptive technologies, business models and differentiated offerings.
Following are key areas of interest:
Shell E4 is looking to collaborate with innovative startups in “the energy management space” ranging from energy auditing to efficiency improvement and overall management. Startups of relevance are those offering – a) off-grid energy capabilities and storage solutions that could help flatten peak demand; b) end-to-end efficiencies of operating assets across various segments through better monitoring, operating procedures and automated control systems; and c) green building infrastructure and associated capabilities to reduce energy consumption.
Phase 1 - Assess: The program will kick off with a 1-week intensive face to face boot camp to conduct a baseline assessment of your company. The sessions during the week will focus on various aspects of strategy, growth/scale-up needs, product market fit, business operations, etc. This is meant to identify bottlenecks and create scale up plans.
Phase 2 - Execute: This is the activation phase wherein you will execute your action plan for the next 2 to 4 months specifically on operations, customer acquisition and growth. The Shell E4 team will support you in creating an advisory board. Monthly virtual check-in sessions will be organized between you, your mentor and the E4 team to monitor the progress of your plan. You will have full access to the lab infrastructure to help you with your product enhancement plans and verifying product-market fit.
Phase 3 – Pilot: In this phase, you along with the mentor and E4 team will work towards potential deployments, build deal flow plans and establish operations at scale.
Beyond the Program: The program is expected to last between 4 to 6 months depending on each startup’s needs and execution of the action plan. Every startup will have access to the Shell labs beyond the end of the program based on agreement with the E4 Hub. The startups will also become part of the alumni pool and benefit from access to a network of India’s best energy entrepreneurs and mentors. Start-ups will be able to pitch to investors, customers and other members of the ecosystem at the largest energy entrepreneur event in India - Shell E4 Demo Day
To know more about the track and download a copy of the brochure please click on Shell E4 Scale Track Brochure.
To read about the applications and selection process please go to the 'How to Apply' Section.
To get in touch please write to: SIMPL-Shell-E4-Hub@shell.com