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Pitch Preview: Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition

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Category: Academic Network, CleanTech, Community & Engagement, Community Bubbles, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Investors & Capital, Networking




March 19, 2024
9:30 am - 2:45 pm CDT


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Thank you for your interest!

The Pitch Preview is at capacity, and we will not have walk-up registration available. If you’d like to learn more about the companies, check out the company directory:

If you have an Agora Innovation pass for CERAWeek, we hope you’ll join us at the competition on March 20th at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

As part of the Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition , co-hosted by the Rice Alliance, Ion, HETI, and TEX-E, we’re bringing exciting pitches from the 40+ energy ventures competing at the CERAWeek Innovation Agora event on Wednesday, March 20. If you aren’t able to make it to CERAWeek on March 20 but want to hear about 40+ energy ventures from around the world that are transforming the energy transition, join us for this free, fast-paced pitch event at the Ion Houston on Tuesday, March 19.

See the full list of energy ventures pitching at

If you have an Innovation Agora pass for CERAWeek, we encourage you to join us on March 20th, starting at 1:00 pm in the George Bush Ballroom B of the George R. Brown Convention Center, when these companies will be making their final pitches during the competition.



9:30 am - 10:30 am
Networking & Check-in
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Company Presentations: CCUS, Oilfield Solutions, Analytics, and Minerals
11:30 pm - 12:25 pm
Company Presentations:  Batteries, Renewables, Water, & Grid Technologies
12:25 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 1:40 pm
TEX-E (university startups) Pitches
1:40 pm
Company Presentations: Mobility, Materials, & Hydrogen Solutions


Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

For more information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot, click here.