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A pre-accelerator designed to fast-track sustainability business ideas towards being a startup.

Connecting visionary Founders with conscious global corporations, their corporate leaders, as well as experienced mentors and impact investors.

Our goal is to take “making impact” to the next level.We aim to support your business to develop and produce more sustainable products.

Applications close on: 
February 22, 2022
22 February 2023
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Digital Acceleration

A high paced, flexible 10 week program designed to provide participants with the resources, capabilities and networks required to get their startup off the ground


This program is delivered at no cost, you graduate retaining sole ownership of your business.


Carefully selected mentors with industry-specific knowledge, who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.


Access to over $250,000 AUD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers.

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Accelerator timeline

Application Open

21 November 2022

Applications for our accelerator are open!

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Application Close

22 February 2023

We will start reviewing and shortlisting potential candidates.

Selection days


The startups will pitch in front of an audience of Investors, Mentors, Corporate Leaders, Partners and the SBC team

Startups Announcement


On the last day of Selection Days we announce the 10 startups selected, which will take part in the accelerator.

Accelerator Kick-off

21 November 2023

It’s time! We officially kick-off the accelerator.

Impact Day

21 November 2023

At the end of the accelerator we celebrate with Impact Day! The founders will showcase their progress and solutions in our signature event.


Reducing the risk in startup investment

Startupbootcamp is investing in 100.000 of the most promising startups and scaleups from around the world that focus on creating a more sustainable planet.

The Startupbootcamp Fundraising Process is aligned with the highest levels of regulation and protection, thanks to our partnership with NxChange.

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Of the global population lacks modern electricity


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Industry Size


Jobs created in the Renewable energy industry

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Energy Efficiency & Management

Renewables & Alternative Fuels

Electrification of Everything

Circular Economy

Decarbonization & Sustainability

Asset & Facilities Management

Data & Analytics

Smart Buildings & Infrastructure


Key players

Richard Simpson
Managing Director - Energy

Richard has an extensive background in innovation with Australian corporates and the startup community. When he was not riding one of his multiple bikes (you can never have too many) Richard managed three Startups in Fintech, Proptech and export sectors. His strong connections with corporate Australia have included executive roles in leading ASX and private companies in strategy, innovation, and technology roles. Whilst running a corporate incubator Richard first started working with SBC as a mentor on one of the first EnergyNext programs several years ago whilst looking into investable opportunities in solar installations and renewable energy, which has led to his current role in running the program.

Richard Celm
Executive Program Director - Startupbootcamp Australia

Richard Celm is the cofounder and Executive Program Director at SBC Australia. He has been active in the start-up community as a founder, investor and mentor since 2001, when he invested and took an active role in Having mentored in Startupbootcamp programs in Denmark, London, Barcelona and the University of Cambridge Queen's Young Leaders Programme, his expertise lies in building, promoting and supporting start-up founders, using experience gained working in Australia, Europe and the United States of America. Since returning to Australia in 2014, Mr. Celm has also played a strategic role in accelerating the development of the Tasmanian start-up scene, working with the local start-up community, university and government as an adviser.

1st Meeting
Scouting Team
The first Introductory call is to understand more about your business, your proposition, and your fit with our focus areas.
2nd Meeting
Program Director
During this meet we discuss your goals, what you wish to get out of the accelerator, how your company would benefit from the collaboration, and your fit with our network.
Due Diligence
At this stage we run a ‘light’ due diligence process to understand your current stage concerning tech, infrastructure, finance, market, and team. 
Selection Week
In this event, you will pitch and meet our stakeholders. Based on ratings from the multiple jury rooms, we will select the companies joining the accelerator.
Program Kick-Off!
Welcome to Startupbootcamp’s accelerator!

Accelerator Alumni