8 startups enter the pitch, if you ain't first...you're last.

In honor of the 2022 World Cup starting in November, we wanted to bring the same fun and competition to our pitch competition. Just like the World Cup, the winner takes all the glory…and prize money!

FORMAT The format is a relatively simple 3 round tournament. After each round the judges and audience will vote for their favorites and they move on to the next round.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Live at Fuze 22

· Round 1 (5 minutes) 10 startups: Pitch for their life

· Round 2 (5-10 minutes) 4 startups: Q&A session with the judges and audience

· Round 3 (2 minutes) 2 startups: Compete in a head to head, shootout giving a final statement

At the end of round 3, we will tally the judges and audience votes and the winner takes home 100% of the prize money!


Sparks Spaces

Sparks Spaces

Mission: To create personalized experiences and reliable charging sessions for all EV drivers.

Firefly Energy Services

Firefly Energy Services

Mission: We are driven to provide the most viable and highest quality storage solutions to facilitate growth and transitional objectives in the most safe and efficient manner possible.

  • Mark Freydl, CEO


Mission: Rid the world of wasteful software practices. If our powerful smartphones can be simple for everyone to be used, so can cloud development.

JIS Energy LLC
  • Jack Souweh, Energy and Control Systems Consultant

JIS Energy LLC

Mission: To demystify complex Energy Projects with our design tools and services

H Quest
  • George Skoptsov, CEO

H Quest

Mission: Decarbonize manufacturing without destruction of wealth and value.

Xtreme Tank Technologies
  • Paul Gibbs, President

Xtreme Tank Technologies

Mission: Save the Oil & Gas Industry by Saving the Environment and First Responders

First Step Analytics
  • Brandon Eidson, Co-Founder and CTO

First Step Analytics

Mission: First Step Analytics Inc. strives to help our customers discover new pathways to capital efficiency and emissions reduction. We will make ubiquitous the question, "Did you PrePad that?"

Clean Connect AI, Inc.
  • Bryan Thyken, Chief Commercial Officer

Clean Connect AI, Inc.

Mission: Clean Connect AI’s mission is to Empower Human.

Day 1
  • Karthi Chakaravarty, COO


Mission: To enable renewable energy 24/7 towards a carbon-free world.

Day 1
ResNet AI Inc.

ResNet AI Inc.

Mission: Our mission is to unite both field and office user personas in one environment towards common corporate objectives.

Non- dilutive capital worth tens of thousands is up for grabs, and all donations go directly to the winner. These 8 startups will be presenting in front of not only the investors but over 1,000 potential clients as well. In addition to the competition, you will be able to meet with judges and other important energy investors in person during our Investor Power Hours.

Important Dates for Startups:

– Sept. 25th – Start-up applications due

– October 7th – Finalists Announced

– October 26th 4-6 PM – Live pitch competition



All levels of investors are pressuring money managers like never before: reduce carbon emissions now! While it would be nice to just flip a switch and tell investors “hey we’re replacing hydrocarbons with renewables…all good!” as knowledgeable energy professionals, we know it’s way more complicated than that. 

At Digital Wildcatters, we believe technological innovation is the only way to balance the societal good that hydrocarbons provide, with our need to reduce emissions and protect our climate. How do we develop this technology? Way more shots on goal — more scientist inventing, entrepreneurs creating, and companies pushing. 

Join us at Wildcatter World Cup to attract the best companies by showing your support of innovative technologies and early-stage startups. 

– 100% of startup sponsorship proceeds to go to startups

– Curated access to early stage energy startups — from all energy verticals in one place

– Logo on main stage and website with link

– Logo on all Wildcatter World Cup promotion material

– Speaking or panel spots available


Current Judges:


Head of Devon Energy Ventures


Executive Director, Halliburton Labs


October 26th 4-6 pm

– Round 1 – Startups give 5 min pitch

– Judges and audience vote for their top 4

– Round 2 – 10 minute Audience & Judge Q&A

– Judges and audience vote for top 2

– Round 3 – Head to Head shootout – Top 2 – Give a 2 minute closing argument

– Winner is decided by judges & audience vote and announced at the end of the pitch event

October 27th 9:30 – 11:30 am – Investor Power Hours

– Each startup will have 5-10 minute meetings with judges and other energy investors

– Power hours enable the sponsors private, one on one meetings with the companies presenting at the competition

– Ask questions and learn more about the companies privately

– Give the competitors valuable feedback on their pitch

Get ready to experience more opportunities for networking, learning, brainstorming, and career-changing connections than ever before at Fuze 22.

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