What We Do

What We Do

The Energy Fellows takes experienced entrepreneurs and executives on a deep dive into industry sectors of the advanced energy and cleantech ecosystems. The Institute provides interactions with the local and national advanced energy network; exposure to investors active in the sector; and a chance to learn about the latest energy innovations gaining market adoption.

The 2019 Spring Program Will Feature:

  • 50 – 60 programming hours
  • 40+ speakers
  • 12 tours
Fellows selected for the program are educated in clean energy technologies, markets, business models, funding opportunities and policy matters. They are introduced to the network of experts and resources required to be successful in the advanced energy industry, and connected to early-stage ventures and laboratories where new energy approaches are being developed. The Institute provides site visits to national labs, local research centers, energy companies and installations.


Promoting the intersection of experienced executives and serial entrepreneurs with energy ventures and technologies.

How We Do It – Our Curriculum

By combining roundtables, case studies, lab visits and site visits, the curriculum is not a lecture series, but a highly interactive discussion and dialogue.

“I made more connections in the first 6 weeks of this program than I have in the past six years.” – John Tuttle, 2012 Fellow


“Six full days is roughly equivalent to a semester-long college course.” – Richard Robertson, 2018 Fellow

Each class of Fellows is limited to 10 executives, which encourages peer-to-peer discussion and engagement with our guest speakers. The Institute’s ecosystem includes national venture capital firms, innovation centers across the Rocky Mountain West, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners – to name but a few.


Fellows can expect to commit full-time for an intensive six-day program. The Institute is a tuition-based program and includes specific meals, some transportation and on-site materials. The cost of the program is $1,500 per person.