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We are thrilled to announce and welcome the first ten companies to Techstars Class 148, the Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor. Techstars Energy will kick-off September 10th inside Equinor offices in Oslo with our Demo-day on December 5th.

Techstars Energy brings together four very strong networks, Equinor, Kongsberg, McKinsey and Techstars. Our one and only goal is to support and grow these ten incredible companies. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed – their 1550 portfolio companies have raised over $5 billion in capital and 145 have had been acquired. Together, Equinor, Kongsberg, Mckinsey and Techstars create an unfair advantage for founders and give them the best chance for success.

From Left to Right: Jens Festervoll (Equinor), Audun Abelsnes (Techstars), Eldar Sætre (CEO, Equinor) & Alex Karevoll (Techstars)

In February 2018, I started a worldwide search that brought me to Singapore, New Delhi, Bangalore, Madrid, Copenhagen, Paris, London, NYC, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and Houston looking for world-class talent. I believe we found it. In addition to being selective, Techstars Energy is global and diverse. Entrepreneurs from Canada, UK, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the USA will spend three months inside Equinor’s stunning office in Oslo. They were selected from a strong global applicant pool focused around energy in a broad context.

I would like to thank our mentors, sponsors, partners and alumni for their generous support in this process. Special thanks to Equinor, Kongsberg and McKinsey for their true commitment to the success of Techstars Energy. Go team Techstars Energy!

Without further ado, here are the Techstars Energy companies:

Interface Fluidics

Interface Fluidics’ proprietary nanofluidic platform provides rapid lab testing that empowers the energy industry to understand how their chemicals perform, 100x faster and with more detail.


Ampaire is making flying accessible to more people from more airports by building electric aircraft that are greener, quieter, and less costly to operate.

Crux OCM

Crux OCM utilizes AI and real-time optimization to enable semi-autonomous operation of pipelines, reducing the risk of operation and increasing volumetric throughput up to 4%


The tech enabled tendering and supplier pre-qualification platform for oil & gas businesses.


Sensytec is developing a smart cement technology based on a proprietary additive to help companies enhance cement integrity by monitoring cement conditions near real-time.


Versor makes drone autonomy software for end-to-end infrastructure inspections, enabling AI-driven data capture and automatic fault detection across industrial applications.


Voyager is a cloud-based data hub helping the commodity shipping industry enhance decision making, automate processes and connect systems.


SafeEx’s software digitizes inspection and maintenance and saves their customers 25-40% on manpower.


RatedPower provides pvDesign, a cloud-based software to design large-scale solar power plants worldwide, in just a few minutes.

Opus 12

Converting CO2 into fuel and valuable products, the technology will contain the CO2 converting power of 37.000 trees in the volume of a suitcase.


Audun Abelsnes Audun Abelsnes
Audun is the Managing Director of the Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor in Oslo. Lecturer, master level – Serial entrepreneur – Former Management consultant PWC