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Startupbootcamp Australia plans to scout for EnergyAustralia 2020 program in São Paulo

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ContxtoStartupbootcamp is a leading global accelerator, supporting industries from fintech all the way to clean technology. With over 20 industry-specific programs designed to help founders scale, the group will start recruiting participants for its EnergyAustralia 2020 program beginning August 1.

To accomplish this, it intends to scout talent in over 20 international cities by hosting free mini-accelerator “FastTrack” events. São Paulo will be its only stop in Latin America on October 21.

What is Startupbootcamp Australia seeking?

Always on the prowl for innovative startups and disruptive solutions within various industries, EnergyAustralia is Startupbootcamp’s clean energy accelerator. Energy efficiency, independence, digitization, as well as analytics, take top-priority during the three-month accelerator in Melbourne. 

“Smart Energy is about product, process, and business model innovation in a rapidly changing marketplace,” said Trevor Townsend, the CEO and Managing Director. “The energy industry, which hasn’t drastically innovated in the last two decades, is suddenly seeing 360-degree disruption that is going to change everything in the next 10 years.”

What are FastTracks?

While Startupbootcamp will also offer “Office Hours” during its travels, involving 1:1 meet ups between startups and the Aussie team, FastTracks are more intensive. These informal events take place around the globe, allowing Startupbootcamp to evaluate and interact with dozens of startups.

Each FastTrack invites 10 startups to accelerate from pools of applications. Invited participants will receive feedback from energy experts, network with investment groups, in addition, to gain valuable insider perspective. Specifically, FastTrack participants are 20 percent more likely to be invited back to the final competition, Energy Australia 2020.

“Ultimately, 10 startups will be chosen for our 2020 EnergyAustralia program,” said Claudia DeFabio, Marketing and Communications Manager for Startupbootcamp Australia. “Last year, we received over 650 applications and we anticipate similar, if not more, for this upcoming year.”

MVPs of high-interest include grid integration, smart buildings and infrastructure, net-zero, electric mobility, energy management, IoT, artificial intelligence, among others. Interested startups with proper MVPs can send their applications, in addition to pitch decks, here. Applications reportedly take less than 10 minutes to fill out. 

-JA

Jacob Atkins
Jacob Atkins is a journalist specializing in Latin America. He studied journalism and international relations at American University in Washington, D.C. and has previously reported from Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Mexico. When he isn't writing he's most likely hiking or drawing.

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