The New SixLab: Relaunching as an Accelerator


Studio X Team


June 7, 2022

We’re helping pre-seed and seed startups shape the future of the energy industry.

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SixLab, a Studio X product, was created by Shell to foster new ways of working and promote innovation in energy. : And while our mission hasn’t changed, we’re leveling up our program:  SixLab, which initially was an incubator for innovators, is now a pre-seed to seed startup accelerator.

Our goal is to accelerate your path to a commercially viable product or service. This includes connecting you with top mentors and VCs, and the potential for a $50K-$250K investment in exchange for a small equity interest to unlock resources within a global organization.

By providing access to Shell’s talent, expertise, and resources, we aim to help startups transform the future of energy.

The 2022 Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 cohort! Applications close April 15.

Program Details

The SixLab accelerator program is a six-month program. It includes 2-4 hours per week of workshops, weekly mentor office hours, a Shell Startup Showcase, and an Industry/VC Startup Showcase. Typical investments are $50-250k for a small equity stake.

In the SixLab program, you’ll learn about:

  • Team Structure & Culture
  • Business Strategy
  • Raising Capital
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Product Roadmap Support
  • Engineering Support
  • AI/ML & Data Science Support
  • Working with Industry Supermajors
  • Startup Showcase Prep

Who Can Apply?

We’re looking for pre-seed or seed startups with a beta product or service in energy innovation and energy transition categories. These categories include but are not limited to:

  • Green Energy Solutions
  • Emissions Management
  • Digital Transformation, AI & ML
  • Step-Change Operational Efficiency
  • Mobility

Are you ready to transform the energy industry?

Apply now at