The search has begun for our 2018 cohort! Applications are open April 10 - May 25.


FreeWire Demonstration Project Launch Event

FreeWire Technologies, Energy Excelerator, and Hawaiian Electric Bring Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging to Hawaii

Download press release Honolulu, HI (November 17, 2016) – With a Hawaiian blessing and untying of the traditional maile lei, FreeWire Technologies today officially opened for public use two Mobi Chargers, battery-supported DC fast chargers for electric vehicles, at Honolulu’s Airport Trade Center. Energy Excelerator and Hawaiian Electric Company are supporting this pilot project. A […]


BTS: Demo Kickoff Week

We see Demonstration Kickoff Week as a time for connection building–between cohort companies and key stakeholders in Hawaii’s energy ecosystem. And no, you didn’t miss our 2017 cohort announcement….Our newest cohort of companies will be sliding into your inbox in early 2017, so stay tuned! We often get the question, “How fleshed out do you […]

EEx Impact Report - Sept 2016

Translating Innovation Into Impact

  Do you think that energy affects the work that you’re doing? Last year, Dawn spoke at SOCAP about the merging of the impact and energy worlds – the White House has just committed to unlocking $4B of private philanthropic money, PRIME had just made their first investment. It’s been a BIG year. Today, we […]


BrightBox Gets Acquired! What Does This Means for Energy Startups?

Aloha friends and family, We are extremely excited to share that one of our companies, BrightBox Technologies, has been acquired by NEXTracker! You can read about the acquisition details on medium (plus what we think this means for energy startups and what we do with the donation from this exit) and in Fortune. Our mission […]

99 Problems and a Small Fund Was One

EEx Fund One makes its public debut We were like an indie band writing our first album. No record label, but a strong ecosystem of experts surrounding us. Energy Excelerator pre-released EEx Fund One to a group of 150 Silicon Valley investors and corporates in April. Everyone from General Electric to Apple was there. Our […]