Unearthed Accelerator Brisbane BUILD 2018

Partnering with Origin Energy, Advance Queensland and Fugro

Accelerator Pathway

Do you want your part of the $1 trillion impact coming to the sector?

Are you an awesome entrepreneur with a technology prototype that can solve a problem in the energy and resources sector? Want the opportunity to pilot and validate your technology with major resources customers? Are you willing to learn by doing, have fun, and contribute to the groundswell of digital transformation? 

Apply now to the Unearthed Accelerator program:

Applications are now closed

Alex Moss, CEO of Canaria, 2017 Accelerator Graduate
Proudly supported by
Accelerator 2018 "BUILD" startup cohort:
2017 Accelerator Cohort

Who are you?

Are you an awesome entrepreneur with a technology that can solve a problem in the energy and resources sector?

Who are we?

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to transform individuals and communities, to create economic opportunity and to address global challenges.

The program

The Unearthed Accelerator is a mentor-driven program that connects you to industry customers, mentors and advisors, while helping you to achieve your vision. You will also have access to seed funding, content delivery, one-on-one sessions with business experts, plus a vibrant co-working space where you will build great networks and work with others doing great things.

Applications are open until Friday 17 August 2018.

Any questions or issues with applications? 

Read the FAQs

Or email Accelerator GM David Camerlengo: [email protected].

Unearthed Accelerator - Phase 1 and 2

Program phases

The Unearthed Accelerator program is split into two phases: "Build" and "Scale" with each phase lasting 12 weeks.

"Build" - Concept to product - Phase 1 of the Accelerator (Oct-Dec 2018) is a flexible program ideal for startups seeking much needed access to industry to understand the customer, build your MVP and co-develop solutions for impact with real customers.

"Scale" - Drive industry impact - Phase 2 of the Accelerator (Jan-Apr 2019) is an intensive full-time program for startups seeking the skills and capabilities to Go-To-Market and scale a viable and sustainable business in the resources sector.


Pilot and validate your tech with major resources customers during Australia's only energy and resources sector focused Accelerator program supported by 50+ experienced mentors. The program will have you pitching to industry leaders every week, preparing you to take your tech to market. Learn from entrepreneurial mentors who have embarked on similar journeys building their own tech startups who will share their lessons learned. Develop the skills necessary to lead a team and build a sustainable business. This is the perfect opportunity for established startups to adapt their solution to access the $1 trillion digital transformation industry opportunity.


Bill Withers

Lead Mentor, Unearthed Accelerator; Entrepreneural Leader, ADAPT By Design; Former Managing Director, acQuire Technology Solutions

Kirsten Rose

Principal, Low Emissions Technology, BHP Billiton; Former WA State Manager, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Sylvain Josserand

Innovation Portfolio Manager [x], Origin Energy; Former Development Project Manager – Step Change in CAPEX, Origin Energy

Michelle Merriman

Innovation and Transformation Portfolio Manager, Origin Energy

Steve Baxter

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur; CEO, Transition Level Investments; Founder, River City Labs

Suzie Law

Project Manager and Trials Lead, Origin Energy

Dan Reynolds

Manager, BI and Technology, Anglo American

Sara Williams

Collaboration Portfolio Manager, Origin Energy

Dave Palmer

Head of Technical, Anglo American

Sarah Ryan

Non-Executive Director, Woodside Petroleum

Andrew Scott

Senior Director, Digital Mining, Barrick

Monica Bradley

Founder, Purposeful Capital

Peter Laurie

Mentor, Advisor, Investor

Leigh Staines

Business Optimisation Lead, PACE consulting

Brad Parsons

CEO/Founder, Movus

Peta Tilse

Founder, Sophisticated Access

Paul Lucey

CEO Mine Vision Systems

Maria Joyce

GM, Strategy & Business Development, MEC Mining

Larry Lopez

Commercialisation Australia

Alex Moss

CEO & Head Designer, Canaria

Wayne Gerard

CEO Redeye Apps

Kathy Wilson

Director Customer Solutions, JESI Journey Management Solutions

Simon Cohn

Director - MEC Mining

Sarah Wheeler

Director, FutureTech Group

Brett Geoghegan

Entrepreneur in Residence, BlueChilli; Former Product Manager and UX Lead, Social.iQ; Former Customer Experience Lead, CloudMGR

Shelli Trung

Investment Fund Manager, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Stewart Glynn

Partner, Transition Level Investments

Louise Broekman

Managing Director, Advisory Board Centre

Andrew Hall

Stone Ridge Ventures

Dr Jane Thomason

CEO, Abt Associates – Australia; Blockchain and Disruptive Technology Commentator

Dominic Collins

Founding Partner, Global Integrated Operations; Former Manager Projects Integrated Operations Mines, BHP Billiton

Gina Bozinovski

Special Counsel, Corporate, Commercial & IP Law, Broadley Rees Hogan

Derek Thomson

Director, ATI Solutions Group; Former General Manager Commercial, RISC

Peta Ellis

CEO, River City Labs

Steve Amor

Principle – Technology Open Forum, Sustainability, Anglo American

Robert Perrons

Associate Professor of Technology Management and Strategy, Queensland University of Technology

Paul Moynagh

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Commit.Works (formerly Fewzion)

Christian Larsen

Co-Founder and CEO, GlassTerra; Director, CRC Ore Ltd

Alex Retzlaff

Co-Founder and CTO, Commit.Works (formerly Fewzion); Founder and Director, Applications Developer Pty Ltd

Malcolm McBratney

Principal, Corporate, Commercial and IP Law, Macpherson Kelley

Richard Matthews

Former Principal Advisor Mine Planning Systems, Rio Tinto; Former CEO, Gemcom

Armin Kappes

Digital Customer Experience Account Director, Oracle; Former Digital Traffic Management Senior Business Development Manager, Transmax Pty Ltd

Peter Clarke

Commercialisation Adviser, Ausindustry; Former CEO, Scanalyse

James Petty

Partner, NextGenOpX; Former General Manager, Mine Fleet Maintenance and Technology, Rio Tinto

Shane Johnson

Partner, NextGenOpX; Former Managing Director Argyle Diamonds, Rio Tinto

GaVin Lee

Principal, Model Answer Commercial Intelligence; Consultant Analyst, Fortescue Metals Group

Jim Burkett

Business Advisor, Buytasker; Former South Asia Regional Manager PCS, Expeditors

Branden Dekenah

Principal, Eaton Square; Former Managing Director, Conducive

Simon Molyneux

Offshore Exploration Manager, Santos

Diederik Lugtigheid

Director of Technology, Komatsu Chile

Kashif Saleem

CEO, Track’em; WA Innovator of the Year 2015; 40-under-40 Winner

Stephen Carroll

Director – R&D Tax, RSM Australia; Current judge and former Committee Member, WA Innovator of the Year