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Are you a startup founder looking to scale globally?

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About Startupbootcamp

We are a global family of industry-focused programs that support early-stage tech founders to rapidly scale their companies.

We provide direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors. We've accelerated 831 startups and helped raise in excess of AU$1.1b in funding.

For our 2020 cohort we’re looking for startups with innovative technology, products, services or disruptive business models that have solutions for the energy sector. This year's focus areas include:

  • Grid Integration of Renewables
  • Energy Management and Customer Empowerment
  • Electric Mobility
  • Smart Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Net Zero
  • Energy Marketplace
We are also interested in meeting startups that are using the following technologies to solve problems in the smart energy sector:
  • IoT & Connectivity
  • Robotics
  • AI & ML

If your startup is passionate about making an impact in the smart energy sector, we'd love to meet you at one of our upcoming FastTrack events.

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About our program

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, free office space, seed funding and access to a global network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.

The program is structured around three pillars of growth: SHAPE, BUILD, & SELL. There is a high focus on business development and proof of value (POV) projects in the Australian market.

Each month we put emphasis on identifying the needs of each startup and providing tailored support. By the end of the program, we want your startup to be in a position to scale globally.

Our 2018 & 2019 Cohorts

Over 2 programs Startupbootcamp EnergyAustralia has accelerated 21 startups from 14 different countries. The startups have secured over AU$61m in funding to date and have completed 25 pilots with corporate partners. 45 jobs have been created and we’re very proud to announce 3 of our startups have been recognised by Startup Energy Transition as the top 100 startups of 2019.

Each 3-month jam-packed program included over 38 workshops, 40+ hours pitch training, a Client Partner Sneak Peek, 2 Investor Sneak Peeks, 13 Ask Me Anything Sessions including with the CEO of EnergyAustralia, Catherine Tanna, and much more.

Program Timeline


FastTracks Events

We travel to 26 cities around the world meeting local startups.

29 October

Applications Close

Applications are assessed, and 20 teams are chosen to attend Selection Days.

4-5 December

Selection Days

Teams travel to Melbourne for two days of intense pitching and networking. 10 teams are chosen to be part of the accelerator.

20 January

Program Starts

Startups begin their 3-month program in Melbourne.

23 April

Demo Day

We host a celebration and pitch day for startups to over 300 people including corporate partners and investors.

See our Program in Action

Selection Days

20 startups from around the world are chosen to attend our final Selection Days in Melbourne. Over 200 mentors, investors, and industry experts help us select the top 10 startups for our cohort.

Demo Day

A day of celebration and the culmination of our program where the startups pitch to over 400+ investors, corporate partners, mentors and press. Plus an epic afterparty!

Meet Our Team


Oliver Howard

Managing Director

trevor townsend

Trevor Townsend


richard celm

Richard Celm

Executive Program Director
allie farmer

Allie Farmer

abdur-raheem bulbuliya

Abs Bulbuliya

Smart Energy Program Director

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Brian Collins

FinTech Managing Director

Caitlin square 400

Caitlin O'Farrell

Operations & Startup Community Manager

kate russell

Kate Russell

Head of Corperate Partnerships

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Jordan Hendricksen

Scouting Manager

josh meney

Josh Meney



Billy Harris

Digital Designer


"Startupbootcamp opened many doors for Uprise in the Australian market and beyond. We established strong contacts for every aspect of our business and advanced our technology with the assistance of program sponsors. Participating in the accelerator is one of the best decisions our company has made!"

Jonathan Knight

CEO & Co-Founder - Uprise Energy


“Startupbootcamp was the perfect fit for our business. It enabled us to cut straight through to large corporate clients and accelerate the process of partnering with them to deploy our technology" 

Alex Evans

Chief Marketing Officer - RedGrid


"Startupbootcamp elevates your existing strengths and improves your weaknesses. You come out the other side more capable and stronger because you’ve been through such rigour through the program that it tests you in every possible way."

Anika Rani

CEO & Co-Founder - Sirius Energy


“An incredible journey”

Douglas Ferreira

Co-Founder - FOHAT


"Startupbootcamp opened a new chapter for STRIX. Global expansion was always on our roadmap, but SBC really helped us to realise it. The mentors, connections, and the opportunities given by SBC were beyond our expectations!"

Cathy Hwaeun Shin

Global Business Dev Lead - STRIX


"Startupbootcamp was the experience of a lifetime. The people involved, the knowledge they provide, and the passion that is shown every single day. It is something that we won’t forget."

Nishant Sahai

COO - Lexx Technologies

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