Entrepreneurs’ Investment Criteria

Businesses with new energy and industrial technologies are invited to submit a 3 to 5 page business plan which addresses the criteria for investment listed below:

  • Companies rather than projects, preferably North American-based
  • Beyond R & D and start-up stage, generally A round or later
  • Near–term commercial potential and ready markets
  • Large and growing market
  • Sustainable technology with long term growth potential
  • Experienced management with industry-relevant background
  • Proprietary technology/service with significant barriers to entry
  • Economic drivers, not just need for government subsidy
  • Less capital-intensive business with significant operating leverage
  • Appropriate valuation level