Accelerating our Energy Future with Shell in Austin at SXSW

The Accelerator partners and sponsors presented on H2 Refuel at a SXSW event, on March 9, Austin, TX.

On Saturday March 9th, Shell will be hosting a series of events at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival to showcase ways in which startups, technology accelerators, research organizations and energy companies can work together to impact the energy future. All are invited to join us, but badge holders will receive priority entry. 
The Walmart Tech Lab is located approximately four blocks from the Austin Convention Center and is home base for Shell’s technology leaders and the most innovative thinkers during Austin’s biggest interactive conference and festival.

The day will include:

9:30 a.m.  Doors Open & Free Breakfast Served 

10:00-11:30 “Driving the Future of Mobility”

The way all of us get from Point A to Point B is changing rapidly – and hydrogen could be an important low-carbon transport fuel in the future. Join us as we explore the future of mobility.

 Fireside Chat: Accelerating Hydrogen into the Mainstream

A discussion on the future of mobility, the role hydrogen might play, and how startups and incubators are changing the game.

  • Carl Stjernfeldt, Head of Corporate Development, Shell New Energies (moderator)

  • Matthew Blieske, Global Hydrogen Products, Shell New Energies

  • James Kast, Fuel Cell Business Analyst, Toyota Motor North America

H2 Refuel Accelerator Austin Launch

As hydrogen continues to gain interest as a viable energy source for the transportation sector, we are seeking startup technologies to play an important role advancing the hydrogen value chain. Get all the details about the H2 Refuel Accelerator—what we are looking for, all about the awards, and how to apply. 

  • Katie MacDonald, Senior Director Strategic Partners, Greentown Labs

  • Nick Rancis, TechBridge Lead, Fraunhofer CSE

  • Joe Silver, Director of Programs, The Urban Future Lab


Enhanced Mobility: Present & Win

Are you a start-up working in the mobility space? Austin-based or planning to be at SXSW? We’re looking for new ideas in hydrogen innovation, future vehicle technologies, connected car solutions, smart solutions for intelligent fleets, and more. Come and present to our team!

Apply to pitch to our team from Shell, Toyota, and TechStars. 5 minute pitch + 5 minutes Q&A per startup. In addition to the attention of these great organizations (and a networking lunch to follow), the winner will walk out the door with $2500 and a day’s worth of 4 GA tickets to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix (in Austin October 2019). Apply to pitch here— applications are open until Monday, March 4, and selected startups will be notified they've been chosen on Tuesday, March 5.

More information about the event on Eventbrite.