Apply to IMPEL+
Applications closed for the 2020-21 IMPEL+ Season
December 2, 2020 (Workshop complete)
February 5, 2021 (Workshop complete)
March 12, 2021 (Workshop complete)
What do all IMPEL+ Innovators Share?
What do all IMPEL+ Innovators share?
✴️ A passion to change the world with their buildings innovation
✴️ A drive to impel their buildings hardware, software, and programs to impact
✴️ An awareness that their vision may be impossible to achieve just by themselves, and IMPEL+ may be the help they need!
Participation in the Workshops are fully funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Candidates will be selected as "IMPEL+ Innovators" to participate at one IMPEL+ workshop, and informed at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
All IMPEL+ Innovators are required to review the IMPEL+ Resource Toolkit in advance to prepare themselves for the IMPEL+ Workshop.
Top IMPEL+ Innovators are selected after the workshops for access to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and federal/state tech-to-market programs, and opportunities with partners Austin Technology Incubator and Greentown Labs' Pitch/Prize events and/or Accelerator.
The IMPEL+ 2021 Launch Webinar
While millions of dollars are spent for R&D and small businesses for building and energy technologies, only a portion of these reach users and create value.
Learn how IMPEL+ can help you impel your buildings and energy innovation to market impact at the prerecorded webinar above. Hear straight from the organizations and people behind IMPEL+, plus an exciting announcement about our new partnerships this year.
Webinar slides are also available for download here.
Mary Hubbard, US DOE Building Technologies Office Tech-to-Market Lead
Reshma Singh, IMPEL+ Program Director, LBNL
Mary Ann Piette, Director, Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, LBNL
Whitney Hischier, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, IMPEL+ Expert Coach
JJ Singh, Co-President of Stanford Angels and Investors, IMPEL+ Expert Coach
Sample Workshop Agenda
Here is what Innovators can expect during a typical IMPEL+ workshop (all times PST):
8:30 - 9:00am: Introductions
9:00 - 9:45am: First pitches
9:45 - 10:00am: Business plan and storytelling
10:00 - 10:40am: Business Topic area 1
10:40 - 11:20am: Breakout groups
11:20 - 11:55am: Middle pitches with live, custom feedback
11:55 - 12:30pm: Lunch and pulse check
12:30 - 1:00pm: Business Topic area 2
1:00 - 1:40pm: Breakout groups
1:40 - 2:20pm: Middle pitches with live, custom feedback
2:20 - 2:50pm: Business Topic area 3
2:50 - 3:20pm: Breakout groups
3:20 - 3:30pm: Prep for final pitches
3:30 - 5:10pm: Final pitches and Scoring
5:10 - 5:30pm: IMPEL+ and Partner next steps
5:30 - 6:30pm: Networking happy hour