2024 Grid Innovation Pitch Competition

Join us for the Grid Innovation Pitch competition at GridFWD 2024, October 1-2 at Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

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Grid Innovation Pitch Competition at GridFWD 2024

Compete to win in front of the advanced grid community.
  • Location: GridFWD 2024, Banff Centre in Canada’s Banff National Park
  • Date: October 1-2, 2024
  • Enter to participate by August 16, 2023, using the form below

Enter the Grid Innovation Pitch Competition

If you have an innovative technology or service for advancing grid modernization and facilitating energy markets, this is your competition. At GridFWD 2024, Grid Forward is hosting it’s annual Grid Innovation Pitch Competition! Past winners have given their best pitch in front of our event audience, and received up to $250,000 in prizes and services.

Bring your best pitch! The judges and awards will be announced soon.

Want to compete? Use the form below by August 16, 2024. We will be notifying our pitch contestants soon afterwards.

2023 Grid Innovation Pitch winner Delphire

2023 Innovation Pitch Contest Winner Delphire with the pitch contest team outside of Skamania Lodge, Washington.

2022 Innovation Pitch Contest Winners Exodigo and the judges at GridFWD 2022 in Denver.

Looking for the top technologies for unlocking market potential
The focus at GridFWD 2024 is on modernizing energy markets across the western U.S. and Canada. So we are looking for early-stage companies who enable new approaches to transmitting, distributing and managing electric power, helping markets to evolve and fulfill their promise.
  • Demand-side response such as EV/battery management, smart loads, DERMS, virtual power plants (VPPs), dynamic pricing and weather forecasting
  • Increasing system capacity such as grid enhancing technologies (GETs), ancillary services equipment, use of AI/data to make better decisions, and digital twin simulation

Receive coaching, guidance and wider exposure at GridFWD 2024

You must be present at GridFWD 2024 to make your pitch and attend the announcement. For selected participants, Grid Forward will assist with event registration and provide pre-event couching and guidance, as well as  invitations to special activities during the event. Best of all, the companies get the chance to pitch in front of our audience of utilities, solution providers, market makers and government offices.

While sponsorship details for this pitch contest are still being finalized, Grid Forward is working on assistance with travel expenses and we are confident that the winner will receive a high-value package. All will get the chance to influence decision makers in the electrical energy ecosystem across the western U.S. and Canada.

Please Complete This Form by August 16, 2024 to Enter

To properly evaluate your company and technology, please provide a link where we can download a recent pitch deck. We will not consider you without that (eg. your website URL is not sufficient).

By providing this information, you give Grid Forward permission to use this information for this contest, as well as contacting you about contest results and Grid Forward events and activities.

We look forward to seeing your presentation at GridFWD 2024, October 1-2 at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada.

Click here to learn more about GridFWD 2024.

GridFWD 2024 in Banff