current neia clients

Welcome to EPIcenter's New Energy Incubator and Accelerator! From this page you can pay an invoice, submit Data Call information, and view Frequently Asked Questions.

Faqs

how do i request a mentor or subject matter expert (SME)?

The NEIA has access to a network of mentors and SMEs who volunteer to make themselves (and their expertise) available to NEIA client companies. To request a mentor or SME please speak with your assigned coach. You coach will help match you with an appropriate, and mutually-agreeable, mentor team based on each client's stage of business development and particular needs.

i have been accepted into the neia. what should i do now?

Congratulations on your acceptance! The next step is to finalize the Program Agreement, which you should receive via email from Andi Littlejohn, Programs Manager. Please contact her at alittlejohn@epicenterus.org or (210)904-2625 with any questions or concerns.

how do i know when i will graduate?

Through your meetings with your assigned coach you will work on creating a milestone map which will include the requirements and projected timeline for graduation. Once those milestones are met, you and your coach will discuss your graduation from the program.

For additional questions or concerns about graduation requirements, please contact your coach, or Andi Littlejohn, Programs Manager, at alittlejohn@epicenterus.org or (210)904-2625.

how do i request help with prototyping?

While the NEIA does not currently include access to a Fabrication Laboratory, there are a variety of prototyping facilities and experts throughout San Antonio that the NEIA staff can introduce clients to. Please contact your assigned coach for this information.


i am unable to attend a meeting, workshop, or event. who do i notify?

Please notify the individual you are meeting with, or who is organizing the workshop/event as soon as possible. Please also notify your assigned coach about the absence.

It is strongly encouraged that you send a team member in your place if you are unable to attend a meeting or event. Remember that a participation rate of 80% is expected. Unexcused absences of greater than 20% of scheduled events may result in termination from the program.


what is a data call and how do i submit this information?

Just like the NEIA's client companies, EPIcenter and the NEIA itself must maintain statistics to demonstrate its effectiveness and to meet funder/investor reporting requirements. It is crucial that certain statistics and data points are collected on a regular basis. Therefore, EPIcenter will issue a call for data on a regular basis (at least twice a year and occasionally on demand.)

When these requests occur, EPIcenter staff will send out a request for information (referred to as a Data Call). This information is compiled into an aggregate report and submitted to the appropriate entity. No identifiable individual company data is submitted individually but is aggregated with other companies in the NEIA. Cooperation in submitting this information as quickly and accurately as possible is most appreciated; it supports the ecosystem from which each NEIA client is benfitting.

Data Call information can be submitted through this online form.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact:

Andi N. LittlejohnPrograms Manager