Energy Australia
Selection Days 2017

About Selection Days

Since August, we’ve scoured the globe to meet and mentor over 300 startups across 28 cities in 4 continents. Now, we’re bringing the 20 most disruptive teams from the world of Energy Efficiency, Energy Independence, Digitisation and Analytics to Melbourne for final selection.

During this intense 3-day event, we will be calling upon our 100+ industry experts and mentors to work 1-2-1 with us and our selected teams. Their evaluations will be two-fold; primarily, they will work to coach and contribute to our teams. Secondly, they will help us choose who we can best accelerate in our program starting 29 January.

We will announce the final selection on the afternoon of 13 December followed by a celebration at the State Library of Victoria. We’ll see you there!


Tuesday 12th, 09:30 – 18:00

Welcome and tips for success, 90 second pitch, Mentor Sessions, Wrap-up and Drinks

Wednesday 13th, 09:30 – 19:00

Welcome and tips for success, 90 second pitch, Mentor Sessions, Jury Deliberations, Announcement of selected teams, Drinks and networking

The announcement of the teams will be at 5:20pm, if you would like to come along to watch the final selection you will need to be at the library at around 5pm.

Presenting Startups



State Library of VictoriaSelection Days are being held at The Experimedia in the historic State Library of Victoria, nestled in the northern centre of the CBD on Swanston St. Housing some of Melbourne's most iconic historical artefacts, including the original armour of Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly, this is a great venue to immerse yourself in Melbourne's rich and varied culture!

Attending Mentors


Startup Co-Founder & Senior Research Fellow at University of Melbourne. Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor. Adam is a clean energy innovation expert, media presenter and startup engineer. He is currently an Australian Research Council fellow on clean energy entrepreneurship, examining clean energy entrepreneurship and innovation in world class clean energy accelerators. He supervises PhDs and masters students on climate finance, accountability, corporate social responsibility and innovation. As well as teaching media and communications on climate and international development, international environmental politics and economics, carbon trading, climate policy and international development. Notonly is a Adam a Senior Lecturer but he is also a  co-founder and strategic advisor to Apidae Development Innovations, where he is working with UN clients, corporations and media production on international sustainable development.


Director/Principal at DiUS. Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor. Joe is an entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and its applicability in a rapidly changing world. Over 25 years of delivering complex enterprise technology solutions created a belief that technology solutions can be built to accommodate changing realities and led him to found DiUS in 2004. Today DiUS is a team of over 130 professionals developing lasting products and solutions.


CEO and Innovation Leader at NextGen at Energy Australia, Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor. Anthony is an internationally experienced and commercially driven professional with over 20 years’ experience in energy markets including the innovation and technology sectors where he has been developing and executing business strategies that commercialise emerging technologies. With a background in both power generation and retail business he has worked for major international organisations as well as start-up enterprises. Anthony’s current role is as the Head of Innovation, New Products & Services for Energy Australia in the NextGen business unit.


Kym is a lawyer specialising in online security. With more than 15 years experience in the legal industry spanning a diverse range of government and corporate roles. Extensive experience in high risk security industries in Europe, the USA and Middle East. Kym served with the Australian Regular Army as a Legal Officer which included operational experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her strong leadership and interpersonal skills enabled Kym to succeed in challenging environments. She innovates to solve complex problems in ambiguous, high-risk industries. Her areas of expertise include cyber security, innovation and disruptive thinking. She is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive industry that demystifies Cyber Security, delivering collaborative solutions to end users.


Director and Co-Founder at Creator Global. Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor. Through his company Creator Global, Slade specialises in Product Design for the Internet of Things (IoT). Slade’s experience in end-to-end product development covers ideation, design, manufacturing and digital development for connected products. In his current and previous roles, Slade developed teams that created award-winning IoT products for companies like Anheiser-Busch, Qantas Airways, Coca-Cola and Carlton United Breweries (CUB). Slade started working with Internet technologies in 1999, co-founding The Rewards Factory, a business providing online member benefits and loyalty platforms to over 400 Australian and New Zealand corporate clients. Slade has also lead a number of large scale web and mobile development projects as founder and CEO of CrowdSauce with products recognised independently at Web2.0 Expo in San Francisco, and Tech 23 in Sydney.