ENGIE Factory

We are looking for founders to explore solutions that will increase the efficiency, scalability, and reliability of renewable energy. And with the possible focus on flexibility and dispatchability of renewable energy.


We partner with founders to build new B2B climate-tech startups to help us accelerate our transition to a carbon-neutral economy.


We are looking for Founders in Residence to build new renewable businesses that will transform the future of energy and bring the startup from ideation to commercialization in the market.


Founders gain a competitive advantage through our ENGIE Factory Venture Build Program. Each venture built is an independent company that is championed by talented founders. Because every venture is backed by ENGIE, our founders get inside access to ENGIE’s global business networks and resources. Founders are also supported by a dedicated venture building team to craft a solution. Once approved by an investment committee, founders get access to early-stage funding and support to kickstart this new independent venture.

How we build startups

Benefits for Entrepreneurs

Startup Capital


Selected founder will conduct venture validation while receiving an individual grant for up to 3 months.


If a startup is launched, selected founders will receive starting capital, draw a competitive founder salary and keep majority of equity in the startup

Access to Customers


Entrepreneurs can access ENGIE business units and our client network across 70 countries as initial customers for sales and feedback

Domain Expertise


We share our operational experience and industry access in energy, infrastructure and smart city services with entrepreneurs.

About Engie

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of climate change, our ambition is to become the world leader in the zero carbon transition “as a service” for our customers, in particular global companies and local authorities. We rely on our key activities (renewable energy, gas, services) to offer competitive turnkey solutions.


You will be working with GEM – ENGIE’s Global Energy Management & Sales team. GEM provides energy supply solutions and risk management services to support its clients through their decarbonization journey, while optimizing ENGIE’s assets and contributing to value creation. GEM built its savoir-faire managing the ENGIE Group’s large and diverse asset portfolio over 20+ years. 3,300 employees around the world develop our solutions, through +20 business platforms: Paris, Brussels, London, Houston, Singapore, Mexico, Melbourne, Warsaw, Bucharest, Rome, Madrid, Köln, Berlin, Prague. GEM covers the full energy mix: renewable and thermal power, natural gas & LNG, biomass, environmental products. Our 800+ main accounts span the entire value chain: producers, asset developers, financial players, utilities, distributors and industrials. Our global reach and strong local presence enable us to offer these diverse clients tailor-made services and respond to rapid changes in mature or emerging markets alike.


This new business venture that you will build will be supported by ENGIE Factory which is ENGIE’s venture arm in Asia Pacific. ENGIE Factory partners with aspiring founders to build ventures focused on the accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy through the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart cities and trading.


Application Criteria


  • Individuals can apply without an existing idea or startup
  • Selected founders will first launch their venture out of Singapore, and may require to travel to across Asia Pacific

Co-founder role

  • Work with your fellow co-founders and the ENGIE team to identify opportunities and set the vision and strategy for your startup
  • Identify the target customer segment and determine how to sell, service and support the new solution
  • Identify and manage risks critical to the venture’s success
  • Manage your team of fellow co-founders to maximize productivity and deliver impact
  • Be the interface between ENGIE stakeholders and the startup team
  • Lead and drive the growth of the startup after the end of the program and once seed capital has been invested

Preferred experience in:

  • Capital markets, commodity trading or carbon trading
  • Demonstrated knowledge & interest in carbon offsetting & voluntary carbon credit markets
  • Experience leading or implementing financial technology products & systems

Your background

  • 7+ years managing a team, with finance/software/energy industry experience a plus
  • 5+ years in a senior operating role with P&L responsibility
  • Outstanding leadership; early stage C-level or Founder-level experience
  • Previous startup experience, including raising capital preferred
  • Passion for the focus area of energy and carbon trading
  • Ability to collaborate with many organizations to achieve common goals
  • Ability to work successfully within small, unstructured teams
  • Self-initiative and an ability to work well independently
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multiple, complex projects
  • Ability to work effectively with and across multiple corporate groups and silos
  • Effective interaction with all levels of organization

What you will need to demonstrate

  • Strong track record of personal and professional achievements
  • Entrepreneurial drive and grit to perform under pressure and uncertainty
  • Strong leadership, organizational and team management skills
  • Ability to communicate and sell new ideas and strategic insights clearly, using strong narratives to convince senior decision makers
  • Credibility engaging with executives and board members
  • Complex problem-solving skills: we are looking for individuals able to solve problems in a creative way
  • Strategic and critical thinking as well as an ability to structure and analyse business processes
  • Financial management acumen
  • Passion, motivation, independence and flexibility
  • 2 referees who are willing to meet with the hiring team


Summary of grant: ENGIE will give you an individual grant of S$5000 per month for the duration of the program. Once you have a solid team and a validated idea, ENGIE will invest into your company for an equity stake. The founders will have majority equity stake in the venture.


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