35 Mules is the first in-house innovation hub backed by a global energy leader


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35 Mules provides early-stage startups with cross-industry subject-matter expertise, advanced technology solutions, business services, world-class facilities and access to Fortune 200 corporate and technology leaders.

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Behind The Name

In 1925, a very unlikely patchwork of enterprises was acquired to form the precursor to NextEra Energy, including an ice plant, a sponge fishing boat and exactly 35 Mules. Today, NextEra Energy is the world’s largest producer of wind and solar energy, and a leader in battery storage. 35 Mules wants the same success for its startups – with or without mules, but preferably without.

Why 35 Mules?

Lead the charge with the power of energy innovation. With two global leaders on your side, 35 Mules can help early-stage startups bring their brightest ideas to life faster, smarter and at scale.


35 Mules is seeking innovative, technology-driven startups at various stages in their company’s development for the program.

Here's what 35 Mules alumni have to say about us.

35 Mules is rooted in a place where changing the world is easier.

It’s no coincidence that our family of world-leading energy companies have their roots in Florida. With the best tax climate in the Southeast, clean-energy friendly weather and best-in-class service reliability, the sunshine state is an ideal place to grow and innovate.

Access to Funding

Florida ranked No. 6 in VC investment with almost $2.9 billion in 2019. Since then, some of the biggest names in VC have made their way to the Sunshine State.

Access to Funding
Business-Friendly Climate

Florida is No. 4 on Tax Foundation’s 2021 Best Business Tax Climate thanks to its pro-business tax policies, which means more capital for your company.

Business-Friendly Climate
Startup Support

Florida has 100+ incubator and accelerator programs with 100+ coworking spaces. The state also has 60+ support programs to provide mentoring, networking and access to information.

Startup Support
Access to Talent

Florida was named No. 1 for higher ed for five consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, and No. 1 for high-tech employment in the Southeast, adding 40K+ STEM graduates annually.

Access to Talent
35 Mules Alumni Network
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