KPMG Australia have just opened applications for the second of their Energise accelerator program, directed at startups with a focus on energy or natural resources.
The program, known as Energise 2.0, is forging a new path in the ENR sector. A three-month intensive program for startups, Energise 2.0 is designed to promote innovation and collaboration across the sector by taking the best startups/early-stage tech companies and connecting them with some of Australia’s leading ENR companies.
Successful applicants will receive mentorship and advisory services at no cost or equity while also getting access to major ENR companies for direct customer insight and feedback.
The program supports both these companies and Australia’s leading technology startups by helping identify major operational problems and then giving Australia’s best and brightest ENR tech startups the opportunity to present their solutions.
The accelerator program supports Australian companies with:
A technology solution applicable to the energy and natural resources sector or to the supporting service businesses supporting the sector;
A customer base providing annual revenue of up to AUD 7.5 million in relation to your technology solution;
In the absence of customers, seed funding or development spend to date of at least AUD 200,000 with demonstrable evidence of customer validation of the value proposition for your product/service.
Each applicant to this accelerator program should be an Australian startup with a founding core team in place (of at least two or more full-time staff); and have the ability to work from the KPMG offices in Perth or Brisbane for one day per week during the 12 week program.