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35 Mules, FPL’s Innovation Hub, is Taking Applications

Applications for its second cohort close on Monday, August 23.


Do you or someone you know have a game-changing idea? 35 Mules, an innovation hub powered by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is looking for passionate entrepreneurs with a great idea that are ready to change the world. Startups interested in applying should visit

What does the program include?

  • Access to leading subject-matter experts across the company in renewables, solar, smart grid and more.
  • Leadership coaching from FPL and NextEra Energy Fortune 200 executives.
  • A non-dilutive cash grant of up to $100,000 from FPL.
  • Dedicated, rent-free workspace with access to world-class facilities on campus for 12 to 18 months.

What kind of startups are you looking for?

Energy, water and energy-adjacent (a purposefully broad category). If you are unsure that yours will hit the mark, apply anyway!

Where will I work?

The FPL and NextEra Energy campus in Juno Beach, Florida.


What’s behind the name?

In 1925, an unlikely patchwork of enterprises was acquired to form FPL, the precursor to NextEra Energy. They included an ice plant, a sponge fishing boat and exactly 35 mules. Today, NextEra Energy is a world leader in clean energy. 35 Mules wants the same success for its startups.


Where and when can I apply?

Visit and click apply. Applications are open now through Monday, August 23, 2021.


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