Komatsu: Transform Mining23 Feb - 25 Feb
Secure your site trial in just a weekend!
This competition has finished.
Register through Eventbrite here.
Are you a founder of a mining startup, or developing new technology in mining? Want to win a site trial in a weekend? Pitch directly to the global Komatsu Mining team, and develop your first engagement with them.
On Friday afternoon you will bring your existing product/business model to pitch to Komatsu. Over the weekend you'll work to tailor your product to Komatsu's needs and get feedback/validation as you go. Not everyone is a winner, but this is an invaluable exercise for those who want to test their market or find out what really makes decision makers tick. By Sunday night you will be ready to pitch your engagement model to Komatsu and the top team will be off to work out implementation at a mining site.
Throughout the weekend there will be 1-on-1 sessions with senior international Komatsu staff. There will also be opportunities to receive coaching from expert mentors on commercialisation, IP, how to meet your clients' needs, and the ability to get deep insights into Komatsu's view of the need for technology and innovation in mining.
Mentors and decision makers from across the business will provide deep insights into their current operations, technology gaps, implementation/integration considerations, and Komatsu's future vision in mining.
The hackathon is a unique way for startups and entrepreneurs to showcase and demonstrate their technology with a customer looking for long-term collaboration.
2pm Tech checks
Venue opens for teams to do a test run, if they wish
3pm Pitch to Komatsu + brief challenge overview
Pitch your business model, product and early thoughts to the global Komatsu team. Get a quick rundown of challenges
Innovators, please register for your 6min pitch to Komatsu here.
5pm Drinks and networking
6pm Event Opening: keynotes, elevator pitches, Komatsu mining vision
general event kickoff and startups can do a 30 second (no slides) casual pitch
7pm Dinner and networking
10pm Doors close
8am Doors open
9am Challenge deep dives
Komatsu challenge leaders spend ~2hrs presenting the details on their tech environment and problems.
9am-10.30am Challenge 1+2, 10:30am - 12:00pm Challenge 3+4
12pm 1-on-1 sessions commence (ongoing)
Chat to Komatsu mentors 1-1 and start planning how you might engage
6pm Dinner and Fireside chat
Hear from Unearthed Accelerator Startup Modulr about how their tech achieves real-time actionable insights and from Kelvin about their product journey
12am Doors close
8am Doors open
9am Final checks
2pm FINAL PITCHES
Teams will have 5 mins to pitch and 5 mins Q&A.
Repitch your tech and value proposition to Komatsu considering all the insights you have gained over the weekend.
7pm Event concludes
Komatsu: Transform Mining
River City Labs, The Precinct, 315 Brunswick Street
Brisbane QLD 4006