EEIA associate membership

The EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator (EEIA) Associate Membership allows energy innovation companies a way to access some of the resources that EPIcenter has to offer, without being a EEIA Client. It is perfect for startups or established businesses that are either already associated with an Incubator, or for those who only desire specific services, as opposed to the more holistic approach taken by joining the EEIA as a Client.

Members can take full advantage of our Associate Membership benefits to help their company grow and excel.

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associate membership benefits

The EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator's Associate Members receive the following benefits:

Members receive one annual review and assessment of their Pitch Deck
Members receive one annual review and assessment of their Business Plan
Discounted admission to EPIcenter events and EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator business training courses
1 (one-hour) meeting with an EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator Coach per quarter
Your company's name and website link will be listed on EPIcenter's website as an Associate Member
Members receive an Ignition Level ($100 value) membership to the Power Network
Click here to join!

Current associate members

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what is the difference between being an associate member and being an incubator client?

EEIA Clients receive full Incubator services, including Mentors, Subject Matter Experts, guidance through a proven curriculum, access to a vast network of contacts from a variety of industries, and other services. EEIA Clients have submitted a formal application and have been specifically invited to join the Incubator as a Client.

Associate Members of the EEIA can be anyone interested in having access to certain benefits and resources available through the EEIA (but may not need all of them). Or they may be early-stage companies that do not need a full Incubator program but still want to be associated with the EEIA. Click here to see the various benefits of joining as an Associate Member.

is an associate membership the same as a power network membership?

No. The Associate Membership is solely a way for energy innovation businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of certain services provided by the EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator. EPIcenter's Power Network members receive different benefits. However, as a benefit of joining as an Associate Member, you receive an Ignition Level ($100 value) membership to the Power Network.

Click here for additional information on EPIcenter's Power Network or to upgrade.

does the associate membership cover one person, or one company?

The Associate Membership covers one company.

do you have to apply to become an associate member?

There is no formal application process. All you need to do is complete this online form to join.

how long does the associate membership last?

Associate Memberships last 12 months. Please note that Associate Membership dues cannot be pro-rated, and are non-refundable.

what are the membership dues?

Associate membership dues are $1,500 per year.

how are the membership dues paid?

Please click here to express interest in joining as an Associate Member. We will send you an invoice based on the contact information you provide

are the dues tax-deductible?

While EPIcenter is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, only $50 of the Associate Member Dues are tax-deductible as a result of the Ignition Level Power Network membership. The remaining value of services received as an Associate Member in exchange for the dues is great enough to offset any donative value.

However, there are options to make a fully tax-deductible gift to EPIcenter. For more information, please contact Jill Vassar, Director of Development and Partnerships, at (210) 904-2682 or

i am currently an associate member. how do i schedule my pitch deck review or business plan assessment?

Contact Andi Littlejohn, Programs Manager, at or (210) 904-2625.

How do i stay up-to-date on the progress of the incubator?

Our Power Network members are the first to hear about any news or updates. Click here to learn more.

I would like to support the incubator financially. how do i invest, offer a grant, or arrange other financial support?

Contact Jill Vassar, Director of Development and Partnerships, at (210) 904-2682 or


If you have any questions please contact:

Andi N. LittlejohnDirector of epicenter energy incubator and accelerator