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Frankly is a series of podcasts where we bring together entrepreneurs and hustlers who are building energy start-ups. And also investors who focus on the energy industry - what do they look for and how do they measure success. Frankly is one way we give back to the ecosystem and share what we learn.Our first podcast is with serial entrepreneur Christoph Ostermann, CEO & Co-Founder of Sonnen, a residential energy storage systems tech company, recently exited to Shell, and Audun Abelsnes, MD of Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator on the trials, tribulations of starting up in the energy space and how to overcome them. The energy sector is notoriously difficult to penetrate, with high barriers to entry. It also has a reputation for being slow to innovate. Yet the prize for breaking through is significant - both in terms of value and in terms of social impact, by other increasing access to energy or making it cleaner, with fewer emissions.Christoph and Audun share their thoughts on funding, proofs of concept, building teams and the ups and downs of partnering with corporates with John Mushriqui, a serial entrepreneur now working at Launchpad, BP's business-builder.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Frankly is a series of podcasts where we bring together entrepreneurs and hustlers who are building energy start-ups. And also investors who focus on the energy industry - what do they look for and how do they measure success. Frankly is one way we give back to the ecosystem and share what we learn.Our first podcast is with serial entrepreneur Christoph Ostermann, CEO & Co-Founder of Sonnen, a residential energy storage systems tech company, recently exited to Shell, and Audun Abelsnes, MD of Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator on the trials, tribulations of starting up in the energy space and how to overcome them. The energy sector is notoriously difficult to penetrate, with high barriers to entry. It also has a reputation for being slow to innovate. Yet the prize for breaking through is significant - both in terms of value and in terms of social impact, by other increasing access to energy or making it cleaner, with fewer emissions.Christoph and Audun share their thoughts on funding, proofs of concept, building teams and the ups and downs of partnering with corporates with John Mushriqui, a serial entrepreneur now working at Launchpad, BP's business-builder.

    Podcast 4: Azeem Azhar from Exponential View on the opportunity for energy founders

    Podcast 4: Azeem Azhar from Exponential View on the opportunity for energy founders

    John Mushriqui talks to Azeem Azhar, Our fourth podcast is with Azeem Azhar, an exceptional thought leader fascinated by the clash of technology and humanity, who shares his views on the biggest challenge of our time: climate change. John was inspired by Azeem's forecast 'Preparing for the next ten years' in January and made it his goal to bring him on to Frankly to share his perspectives on a diverse range of energy related issues from solar, to storage to carbon capture. And Azeem points out the opportunities he sees, with his background as investor, entrepreneur and analyst, for founders and would-be founders looking to build new energy businesses.  Azeem's podcast and blog has 50,000 subscribers - sign up here: https://www.exponentialview.co/, who shares his views on the biggest challenge of our time: climate change. John was inspired by Azeem's forecast 'Preparing for the next ten years' in January and made it his goal to bring him on to Frankly to share his perspectives on a diverse range of energy related issues from solar, to storage to carbon capture. And Azeem points out the opportunities he sees, with his background as investor, entrepreneur and analyst, for founders and would-be founders looking to build new energy businesses.  Azeem's podcast and blog has 50,000 subscribers - sign up here: https://www.exponentialview.co/

    • 22 min
    Podcast 3: Mark Roberge of Stage 2 Capital on the science of how to scale

    Podcast 3: Mark Roberge of Stage 2 Capital on the science of how to scale

    Join John Mushriqui for another episode of Frankly with Mark Roberge, Managing Partner, Stage 2 Capital. Mark talks about his journey from the early days with HubSpot where he became first SVP Global Sales and Services then Chief Revenue Officer, increasing revenue over 6,000% and expanding the team from 1 to 450. Mark is the author of The Sales Acceleration Formula but it’s really his latest ebook The Science of Scaling that made us want to get him on Frankly. Mark’s no nonsense, data-driven approach is pure gold for founders and their teams as they wrestle with how to define product/market fit, the right time to scale, hiring sales talent and the lengths to go for those first few customers.

    • 22 min
    Podcast 2: Kathrine Ryenge CEO at ZEG Power on how to create product market fit in deep tech hydrogen

    Podcast 2: Kathrine Ryenge CEO at ZEG Power on how to create product market fit in deep tech hydrogen

    Our second podcast is with Kathrine Ryenge, CEO of ZEG Power, an energy start-up with a radical idea: low cost AND clean energy. From hydrogen. ZEG offers a route to the holy grail of higher yield with CO2 capture integrated within the technology without additional cost or carbon footprint. This is far from Kathrine's first gig; she has prior experience working in a number of Scatec startup companies, including Norsk Titanium, a global leader within additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for aerospace applications - and others in wind and solar. So Kathrine brings real experience in technology commercialisation - and specifically in taking products to market. Sometimes successfully, sometimes less successfully with a lot of learning. John talks to Kathrine about the role of partnering, how to accelerate and the talent every founder needs to surround him or herself with. Finally, Kathrine provides a great education in the clean hydrogen sector and the trials and tribulations of building an energy game-changer. Frankly is a series of podcasts where we bring together entrepreneurs and hustlers who are building energy start-ups. And also investors who focus on the energy industry - what do they look for and how do they measure success. Frankly is one way we give back to the ecosystem and share what we learn. 

    • 20 min
    Podcast 1: Breaking into energy

    Podcast 1: Breaking into energy

    Our first podcast is with serial entrepreneur Christoph Ostermann, CEO & Co-Founder of Sonnen, a residential energy storage systems tech company, recently exited to Shell and Audun Abelsnes, MD of Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator on the trials, tribulations of starting up in the energy space and how to overcome them.  The energy sector is notoriously difficult to penetrate, with high barriers to entry.  It also has a reputation for being slow to innovate.  Yet the prize for breaking through is significant - both in terms of value and in terms of social impact, by other increasing access to energy or making it cleaner, with fewer emissions.Christoph and Audun share their thoughts on funding, proofs of concept, building teams and the ups and downs of partnering with corporates with John Mushriqui, a serial entrepreneur now working at Launchpad, BP's business-builder. Frankly is a series of podcasts where we bring together entrepreneurs and hustlers who are building energy start-ups. And also investors who focus on the energy industry - what do they look for and how do they measure success. Frankly is one way we give back to the ecosystem and share what we learn. 

    • 19 min

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