Director and Former Chair, President and CEO - Spartan Controls
The Energy Stream at CDL-Rockies operates from the epicenter of the energy industry in Canada and brings together experienced entrepreneurs and investors, and leading scientists active in the energy sector. The Energy cohort focuses on emerging technologies in oil & gas, and power.
CDL startups work with these mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research.
The startups attend five in-person objective-setting sessions between October and June. CDL is a non-profit organization. There are no fees for participation and CDL does not take any equity. Learn more about the CDL program.
Who Should Apply?
The Energy Stream is particularly suited to coachable research teams and startups in fields tied to oil & gas, energy transition, mobility and environmental & social governance. This stream is tailored towards early-stage companies (early venture or growth) or even projects (pre-incorporation); however, startups at all levels of maturity will be considered.
Example Innovation Areas
– Software, sensors, robotics and IoT
– Energy infrastructure and pipelines
– Energy storage, renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grids
– Batteries and fuel cells
– Water and wastewater treatment
– Emissions management and reporting
The list above is not exhaustive. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the program and your venture with someone from the Energy Stream.
CDL mentors include accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, active angel and venture investors, world-leading scientists, engineers, and economists. Mentors meet with Founders every eight weeks in Calgary to help founders set objectives over the program’s nine-month duration.
Companies accepted to the CDL Energy Stream benefit from advice from scientists and economists who are world-leading experts on energy technologies and the energy industry. These experts meet with companies periodically to evaluate their technologies, suggest improvements, and to explore formal advising engagements.
For more information or to schedule an introduction meeting with the CDL team, email:
Energy Stream Manager, CDL-Rockies
“CDL brings leading industry experts in one room, creating the opportunity to talk to them in one afternoon instead of many separate meetings. The momentum from the CDL program and fellows allowed us to raise $1 million in equity within six weeks.”
John Van Pol
Co-Founder & CEO, Ingu Solutions Inc. | CDL-Rockies '18