"Accelerate catapulted our idea onto the world stage at a critical moment, and we haven’t looked back. It was our first public pitch and, due to the success it afforded us, will likely be our last."

Aaron Selverston, co-founder and CEO of Owlized and a 2013 VERGE Accelerate participant

VERGE Accelerate focuses on elevating and accelerating early-stage entrepreneurs working to address market opportunities at the intersection of technology and sustainability.

At GreenBiz Group’s VERGE conferences, the Accelerate showcase gives selected entrepreneurs the chance to pitch to an audience of ~1,500 business leaders, government officials and investors, as well as a global online audience. Year-round, editorial coverage on and distribution of video content further amplify this next generation of innovators.

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