Startupbootcamp Energy Australia FastTrack in Berlin, Germany

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Startupbootcamp Energy Australia FastTrack in Berlin, Germany

What’s happening?

On the 21st of September, Startupbootcamp Energy Australia will be hosting a FastTrack in Berlin to bring together innovative startups and experts in the local smart energy ecosystem. The event is free of charge and there is also no commitment to apply to our accelerator program. We want to meet you, and our goal is to provide real value mentoring to some of the most promising smart energy startups in the marketplace.


Mentorship is one of the best ways to engage with an innovation-led ecosystem. Mentors are able to provide startups with real, life-learned advice, and inspire startups to look at problems and challenges from a different perspective. If you are one of Startupbootcamp Energy Australia’s mentors, we encourage you to attend this FastTrack to speak to startups one-on-one and provide valuable mentorship.

What is a FastTrack?

FastTracks are a series of events we host all over the globe. From the pool of applications to the event, ten startups will be invited to present their innovative ideas to the Startupbootcamp team, fellow entrepreneurs, and top industry experts, as well as our investing partners. Following the presentations, there will be networking, where each startup will receive valuable feedback, and discuss ideas, product, team and ways to identify growth opportunities for businesses.

Our feedback sessions are purposed to answer any questions the startups may have, including how to fundraise? What is the value of an acceleration program? How strong is my business model? How to engage in projects with the program partners? You will also learn more about Energy Australia’s Melbourne based program including it’s key position in the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the World.

FastTracks are also a great opportunity to receive an invitation to our Selection Days, and potentially become one of the ten teams to enter our 2018 program.

We are looking for startups specializing in:

Energy Efficiency – Solutions supporting better energy use for homes, buildings and cities, e.g. energy monitoring, smart buildings, device & demand management, etc.

Energy Independence –  Solutions supporting energy access, clean energy and smart grid technologies, e.g. distributed and customer owned generation, storage, new technologies, emerging marketplaces for trading, etc.

Digitisation & Analytics – Solutions driven by big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence to support energy optimisation and energy independence, e.g. business model innovation, customer experience improvements, cost efficiencies, etc.

Our key focus areas include:

  • Smart Grid
  • Sustainable Cities & Living
  • Smart Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Energy Sharing & Trading
  • Big Data & Advanced Analytics
  • IoT & Connectivity
  • AI & ML
  • Blockchain

Who should apply?

Startupbootcamp FastTrack sessions are open for all startups looking for targeted advice from leading industry experts.

Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Team

The program is headed by local Managing Director, Trevor Townsend who has an extensive background in Melbourne as an Investor, Director and Founder. He was the Managing Director, Australasia at TIBCO Software, a Silicon Valley startup, which listed on NASDAQ in 2004, and designed the first wholesale energy software trading system in Australia during this time. He also has over 15 years of angel investing experience with numerous exits including two ASX listings.

The Program Director, Richard Celm, spent ten years delivering startup programs in London as head of Accelerator London in Tech City for the EU, London’s Universities and the Mayor of London.

Startupbootcamp Corporate Partners

Startups with have the opportunity to develop technology, products and services alongside our partners such as EnergyAustralia, Spotless Group, DiUS, KHQ Lawyers, Amazon Web Services, Intel, Cisco as well as the Victorian Government through LaunchVic.

EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s largest energy companies, servicing the energy needs of over 2.6 million accounts and approximately 1.7 million customers nationally. EnergyAustralia owns and operates a multibillion dollar energy generation portfolio, including coal, gas and wind assets.

Spotless is the largest integrated facilities management services provider with clients across Australia and New Zealand with a revenue close to $3.2B in the period ending 30 June 2016. Spotless are focused on bringing innovative solutions to our customers by leveraging emerging technology and developing an entrepreneurial culture that results in new products, services, and an enhanced customer experience.

DiUS is an Australian technology services company, who are specialists in engineering both software and hardware devices; building the next generation of products and services that provide actionable insights from IoT sensors and networks. Our clients choose us because we’re great at solving the hard problems, finally moving the needle or getting that idea to market.

How to sign up

After you have submitted your application for the event, we will contact you to arrange a time to meet on the 21st September.If your team is planning to fly in to attend the FastTrack session, you can request an early evaluation to better accommodate your travel schedule. Please note we only have a limited number of time slots and applications close 6 days before the event so make sure you complete your application early!

I’m keen to speak with you but can’t make the day ….

We are more than happy to arrange a Skype call if you can’t make our FastTrack but you still need to complete an application online to give us some information on your startup and team.

If you have any questions about the Startupbootcamp FastTrack or the accelerator program, feel free to drop us a line at

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21 September, 2017
9:30 am
- 5:30 pm


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