After three and a half months of scouting, 27 events around the globe, and reviewing 1,007 applications, world-leading accelerator Startupbootcamp Australia (SBC) has chosen 10 startups to join their 2020 Smart Energy Accelerator Program.
This year, the accelerator has chosen startups that address key themes in smart energy, such as grid integration of renewables, electric mobility, net-zero, energy management & customer empowerment, smart buildings & infrastructure, and energy marketplace.
On4 and 5 December, twenty startups attended Selection Days, in which they presented their businesses to corporate partners, and mentors, and guests, all in the SBC network. Program Director, Abdur-Raheem Bulbuliya, said,
“We are pleased to welcome the most diverse group of startups to Selection Days thus far, with teams from 13 different countries and every continent being represented. I am excited to engage with the teams, corporate partners, and mentors throughout the two-day event and together help the startups further shape the future of smart energy.”
After a full two days of networking and presenting, 10 startups were selected to join the third energy accelerator run by Startupbootcamp Australia.
Meet the 10 startups that were selected for the 2020 EnergyAustralia program:
- 17TeraWatt (Austin, USA)
- 17TeraWatt’s Bodhi app helps solar companies engage homeowners and generate more referrals and follow-on sales.
- BEAD (Berlin, Germany)
- BEAD is an AI-based software and hardware system that measures buildings real-time occupancy data to optimise operations.
- ELDO MeterStack (Sandton, South Africa)
- ELDO MeterStack is creating an open-access marketplace for smart meter and utility device data.
- Energos (Mumbai, India & Palo Alto, USA)
- Energos use hardware, software, and behavioural science to manage distributed energy resources with minimal human interference.
- Energy Master (Medellin, Colombia)
- Energy Master’s business intelligence software empowers corporations to make the best decisions on utility consumption.
- GenGame (Leicester, United Kingdom)
- GenGame uses design-led approaches to engage energy customers and provide a great user experience.
- Liquidstar (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
- Liquidstar is replacing liquid fuel with battery-powered Mobile Virtual Grids for the 1.1 billion people who have little access to power.
- Machine Dreams (Melbourne, Australia)
- Machine Dreams generates super high-resolution photos of assets, automates labelling, and simulates defects at a fraction of the cost to conventional machine learning processes.
- RenBloc (Stockholm, Sweden)
- RenBloc allows consumers to control what type of energy they consume by providing transparency from source to consumption.
- Rvolt (Berlin, Germany)
- rvolt is a mobile app empowering everyone to participate in the energy transition through their “Play, Save, Earn” gamification features.
As Startupbootcamp comes into its third year of accelerating smart energy startups, the SBC team, mentors, and corporate partners are all excited to continue facilitating innovation and disruption in the startup space. Global Co-founder of Startupbootcamp, Ruud Hendriks (recently seen on “The World” ABC News), travelled to Melbourne to meet the startups presenting, give feedback during individual mentoring sessions, and participated in a panel, discussing corporate-startup collaboration.
Along with the support of the global team, CEO Trevor Townsend shared his experience with the third cohort of smart energy startups for Startupbootcamp Australia:
“We are very excited to welcome the new smart energy cohort for our 2020 EnergyAustralia accelerator program. The ten selected startups are addressing problems across various verticals in the energy sector, such as grid integration and energy marketplace. We look forward to facilitating collaboration with our corporate partners as well as seeing the growth of our startup cohort.”
As Startupbootcamp comes into its third year of accelerating smart energy startups, the SBC team, mentors, and corporate partners are all excited to continue facilitating innovation and disruption in the startup space.
This is the third program that EnergyAustralia will be involved with as a corporate partner. The collaboration between startups and corporates has been indispensable for the growth of the teams involved. Andrew Perry, NextGen Executive of EnergyAustralia said:
“Now more than ever the energy market needs a voice – I’m confident that this voice can come from a forward-thinking program like Startupbootcamp and I look forward to hearing all the wonderful ideas.”
These startups will return to Melbourne in January for the start of the program, which is to commence on 20 January 2020. Stay up to date with the progress and growth of the cohort here.