SBC Australia and Power + Utilities Conference present Initiate! at Upcoming Expo

SBC Australia and Power + Utilities Conference present Initiate! at Upcoming Expo

01-Aug-2019 by Claudia DeFabio

On 14 and 15 August, Startupbootcamp Australia will be at the Power + Utilities Conference and Expo, a 2-day exhibition where smart energy startups present their business to an approximate crowd of 500 attendees. The Power ± Utilities Conference brings together a senior-level executive audience for presentations and panel discussions focused on strategies for delivering reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to the Australian market. Featuring presentations from some of the most influential thought-leaders in the sector.

We will be running the Initiate! workshop, which Connects Innovators in the energy sector by providing a platform to meet innovative startups in the energy sector as well as mentors, partners and investors.

The conference includes various speakers, workshops, roundtable events, and networking over the two days. Changing Global Ecosystems, Balancing Technology and Consumer Price, and a panel debate on Hydrogen’s Future in Grid Transformation are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the expo. Our own Trevor Townsend will be speaking at the Knowledge Theatre, as well as EnergyAustralia Alumni Douglas Ferreria of FOHAT.

In addition to FOHAT, six other EnergyAustralia alumni will be attending the conference: RedGrid, EnergyTech Ventures, Powerdiverter, Nostromo Energy, and LexX Technologies. Ping Services and Manage My Power will also be in attendance. These disruptive teams will be engaging with thought-leaders and industry professionals throughout the expo while pitching their own innovative businesses.

Meet the teams: 

FOHAT, came to Melbourne from Brazil as the first Latin American company to consolidate energy and blockchain. During the 2019 EnergyAustralia program, they conducted a microgrid assessment at Queen Victoria Market in partnership with the City of Melbourne. 

RedGrid is focused on creating the “Internet of Energy” with the use of blockchain to regulate energy use. They recently conducted a pilot between RedGrid and EnergyAustralia focused on automated demand management. CMO Alex Evans said, “We’re really excited to be speaking at Power ± Utilities, to share our Startupbootcamp journey and what’s next for us at RedGrid.”

A member of the 2018 EnergyAustralia cohort, EnergyTech Ventures, will also be participating in the conference. The India-based startup has trialled its software across 11 million feet of commercial real estate in India, Australia, and UAE. EnergyTech Ventures has also finalised contracts worth US$500k ARR and most recently was featured on CNBC. 

Powerdiverter, another 2019 EnergyAustralia alumni, uses the excess energy generated by solar panels to heat one’s water at no extra cost to the consumer and actually saves a household approximentally $450 annually. Post-program, Powerdiverter has established their Australian office in Adelaide and is looking forward to coming back to Melbourne for the conference.

Nostromo is “bringing the ice age back” with their use of thermal energy storage (TES) that is cost-effective, flexible, and durable when compared to using lithium. By using the ice bricks during peak hours, Nostromo allows consumers to avoid overloading the grid while using their energy efficiently.

LexX Technologies, another 2018 EnergyAustralia alumni, is excited to be attending the conference and share their startup journey post-program. The company brings digital innovation to maintenance processes and improve large-scale maintenance efficiency.

Along with our alumni attending, we are also excited for Ping Services and Manage My Power to pitch in the next few weeks. Ping Services monitors blade turbine conditions to improve efficiency and optimise one’s return on investment. CEO Mathew Stead said, “We are excited to be launching our improved innovation, Ping Monitor 2.0, at Power + Utilities this year! Our new technology is helping wind turbine managers, worldwide, to reduce blade repair costs.”

Manage My Power uses innovative technology to monitor and interpret one’s energy consumption to produce highly targeted and accurate data. With this data, the company creates a customised energy reduction strategy that will save businesses money in the future.

We are looking forward to interacting with these eight startups over the 2-day conference! Keep an eye out for our social media takeovers on 14 & 15 August.

Claudia DeFabio