VentureSpur is touring and visiting with our compatriots at the Surge Accelerator in Houston today. Hello Kirk!

Surge Accelerator, founded by Kirk Coburn in late 2011, is focused on innovative energy software and technology. Providing a $30,000 seed investment and acceleration program, culminating in a pitch day, Surge Accelerator wants to solve the world’s energy problems with software.

From their website:

Based in Houston, “The Energy Capital of the World,” SURGE assists companies seeking to innovate and exploit the massive shifts in technology, policy, and expertise in the traditional energy industry. SURGE will accelerate both entrepreneurs and established companies who are innovating in five primary segments: Smart Grid Applications, Energy Trading & Risk Management, the Digital Oilfield, Energy Efficiency, and Regulatory Compliance. We accomplish this goal by providing both startups and later-stage companies with the expert mentorship, access to the energy ecosystem, and opportunities for capital to reach market validation or market expansion.