Helping start-ups to take the lead in the energy transition!


Together with Graduate Entrepreneur, a pitch competition is organised in which three innovative start-ups will receive the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of the audience and convince the panel of four experienced judges within the area of green innovation. 

This provides an amazing chance for these start-ups to boost their business to higher levels, by the prizes they can win and by exposure to a big audience and experts in the field. Moreover, it is a great way to inspire and motivate students to start their own sustainable business!



To support the best start-up, the winner of our pitch competition will be handed the following:

  1. 5000,- prize money.
  2. Coaching programme by an experienced coach from Graduate Entrepreneur.
  3. An investment programme led by Graduate Entrepreneur with a chance of receiving funding up to 75.000,-.
  4. Pitch training.


Are you interested in participating in the pitch competition and boosting your business? Sign up now! The submission deadline is the 11th of April. All the necessary information about the application procedure is provided in this form.

We look forward to receiving your pitches and getting to know your start-up, good luck!


Entrepreneurship is an important pillar in the way towards sustainable energy and a sustainable planet. The pitch competition is a chance to give a boost to an innovative and promising start-up while also encouraging other participants to start a green business one day! Here you can see the jury of 2023.


Nienke Roef, co-founder of Graduate Entrepreneur, will be serving as one of the distinguished jury members at the pitch competition during the All Energy Day 2023. With a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and a passion for supporting young innovators, Nienke is the perfect fit for selecting the most promising and innovative solutions for a sustainable future.


Jan Pieter, an example of entrepreneurship. Not only did he set up his own solar panel company, he is also the founder of the All Energy Day! He will be an asset to the jury since he knows everything about starting a sustainable business.


We are excited to have Nikki Trip as a member of our jury for the upcoming pitch competition at the All Energy Day. Nikki is an experienced sustainability consultant and speaker with over 10 years of experience in the field. Her expertise in sustainable energy, circular economy, and sustainability reporting, as well as her passion for promoting sustainable practices and driving positive change, make her an excellent addition to our jury panel.


Pieter Willems is Director Public Affairs at Groendus, having joined the company after the acquisition of Powerd, where he was the co-founder and managing director. Pieter believes that start-ups are essential in transitioning to a sustainable society. He was elected Change maker by the ChangeInc community to support entrepreneurship in renewable energy. With his involvement in multiple enterprises, Pieter brings hands-on experience and knowledge to the pitch competition jury.