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Who are you?
Are you an awesome entrepreneur with a technology prototype that can solve a problem in the energy and resources sector? Are you willing to learn by doing, have fun, and contribute to the groundswell of digital transformation? Do you want your part of the $1 trillion impact coming to the sector in the next 10 years?
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Who are we?
We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to transform individuals and communities, to create economic opportunity and to address global challenges. Each of the founding directors of Unearthed have had successful careers in the resources industry as well as founding their own tech startups. Collectively they have 40 years’ experience in industry, have raised significant funding for their own startups and have invested in other startups focused on the resources sector.
Join us for an intense 6-month mentor driven Accelerator Program that will challenge you to explore, develop and produce the best leadership skills and build sustainable businesses with commercially ready products to reach global markets. You will have access to seed funding, amazing industry mentors, content delivery, one-on-one sessions with business experts, plus a vibrant coworking space where you will build great networks and work with others doing great things.
2017 Accelerator Startups
Previously London-based Canaria has joined the program having designed and prototyped a personal safety wearable device that provides comfortable, unobtrusive biomedical and CO2 monitoring of vitals in a package designed to last in space. Winners of Best Use of Hardware at Nasa Space Apps London 2016.
Modulr won the Young Innovator Award at the Unearthed Brisbane hackathon in April 2017 for their data predictive analytics package Drillr in response to Origin Energy’s drilling optimisation challenge.
Brisbane-based startup SiteSee‘s web accessible software enables remote infrastructure inspection and 3D modelling within an interactive real-world environment.
SOUNDelve allows your equipment to speak for itself by analysing processing plant audio and was imagined by former CSIRO and Data61 researcher John Vial, a multiple award winner at Unearthed hackathons.
AMLab or Autonomous Machines Laboratory’s leading product is 3D image processing and machine control software for fully automating ship-to-shore container cranes and dry bulk ship loaders.
Brisbane startup Flowpay is developing a banking platform, providing accounts that integrate Continuous Flow Payments (CFP) technology into payroll, bills, accounts receivable and payable, and loan repayments.
Upon graduating from the Unearthed Accelerator in 2015, Newton Labs won a WA Innovator of the Year Award. Their novel IoT and analytics package is now being used on hard rock mine sites to report on particle size distribution and prevent oversize material from blocking the primary crushers, delivering significant savings to mine operators.
Lead Mentor, Unearthed Accelerator; Entrepreneurial Leader, ADAPT By Design; Former Managing Director, acQuire Technology Solutions
Principal, Low Emissions Technology, BHP Billiton; Former WA State Manager, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Founding Partner, Global Integrated Operations; Former Manager Projects Integrated Operations Mines, BHP Billiton
Innovation Portfolio Manager [x], Origin Energy; Former Development Project Manager – Step Change in CAPEX, Origin Energy
Accelerator Program Manager, Unearthed; Founder and Principle Consultant, 10x; Former Manager, Rio Tinto; Former Team Lead, Shell
Partner, Australian Venture Consultants; Director, Jolimont Global Mining; Director, Accelerating Commercialisation
General Manager – Strategy & Business Development, MEC Mining; Committee Chair, Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ)
Director, Junta; Mentor in Residence, River City Labs; Technical Lead, Startup Catalyst
Associate Professor of Technology Management and Strategy, Queensland University of Technology
Co-Founder and CTO, Commit.Works (formerly Fewzion); Founder and Director, Applications Developer Pty Ltd
Digital Customer Experience Account Director, Oracle; Former Digital Traffic Management Senior Business Development Manager, Transmax Pty Ltd
Partner, NextGenOpX; Former General Manager, Mine Fleet Maintenance and Technology, Rio Tinto
Entrepreneur in Residence, BlueChilli; Former Product Manager and UX Lead, Social.iQ; Former Customer Experience Lead, CloudMGR
Managing Director, Disruptive Mining Technologies; Former Principal – Technology Developement, Anglo American
“In today’s more challenging environment, mining companies need to start embracing successful practices from other industries such as the Unearthed event. For Gold Fields this is a bold step forward in using an unconventional process for mining, to try and solve conventional mining problems.”Paul Lucey, CEO, Mine Vision Systems; Former Head of Engineering and Projects, Gold Fields