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Applications for 2015 SURGE Program Now Open

On behalf of our friends and partners at SURGE Accelerator, Mintz Levin is excited to share that the application for the Spring 2015 SURGE Program is now open for prospective enrollees.

SURGE is a leading seed fund and mentor-driven accelerator that identifies, invests in, and enables entrepreneurs who are solving the world's energy problems. SURGE Class 4 will be in session from February through June of 2015, offering an incredible opportunity for startups and young energy technology companies to receive mentorship, access to potential clients, and assistance securing seed capital. SURGE provides:

  • Individualized curriculum design to help develop the leadership skills and business acumen of your management team.
  • Established relationships with major companies who provide feedback and act as pilot customers for our startups.
  • Active connections with angel and venture capital firms looking to invest in SURGE companies.

For information on the types of companies that SURGE has helped succeed, check out the full list of program graduates on SURGE’s alumni page. Mintz encourages all interested companies and entrepreneurs to apply and “join the next cohort of energy technology start-ups.” The deadline for applications to the Spring 2015 Program is October 15th.

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Sahir Surmeli

Member / Co-chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.
Paul H. Dickerson is a Mintz Member and a leader in the energy sector. He's served as Chief Operating Officer for the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). He also served as Chief of Staff for the US and Foreign Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce.