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The Venture Showcase event, which will take place on the second day of the Symposium, will provide the ventures with a unique spotlight to pitch their innovations and ideas to a diverse panel of judges and compete for a winning prize. With participants from around the tri-state area and beyond, this event promises to bring the most cutting-edge and original ideas revolutionizing the energy industry.


The ventures will be grouped in two sessions based on their stage of development: early stage or intermediate stage. The panel of judges will include industry and academic leaders from the energy world who will provide valuable feedback and decide the best pitch. There will also be opportunities to showcase ideas, interact with other participants and network with the Symposium attendees.

The Venture Showcase competition, sponsored by PowerBridgeNY, brings together energy entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation with investors, venture capitalists, and the Columbia community. 

Information for Participating Ventures


  • Apply for participation in Venture Showcase by completing this registration form before January 23rd, 2017

  • Submit company pitch by January 27th, 2017

  • Send one co-founder and up to 3 total participants to the event



  • Access to Venture Showcase

  • Access to remainder of the conference at discounted price

  • Prize available to winning team and recognition during Symposium keynote

  • Logo and website advertised on Official Symposium website

  • Networking with influential energy professionals, advisers and peers

  • Limited booth space available for showcase


Agenda – February 3rd, 2017


  •  8:00am – 9:00am: Registration

  • 11:15am – 12:15pm: Intermediate Stage Pitch

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Early Stage Pitch

  • 12:30pm – 4:45pm: Networking and Conference

  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm: Awards


If you have any questions, please contact the Venture Showcase team: