Getting Started Guide
Congratulations! You're part of a community of cutting-edge innovators.
This guide outlines some key points around getting starting, joining competitions, and growing your presence.
Unearthed competitions offer real cash prizes for solutions to real problems facing our partners in the resources and energy sectors. The data in our competitions is real, and the mentors are real industry workers.
There is no experience required in order to compete, and you can do so as an individual or part of a team
Unearthed competitions are both in-person, and online, and vary in subject matter, complexity, and duration. You can browse current, completed, and upcoming competitions here.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes have been earned by the community already, and hundreds of solutions have been created; this is just the beginning.
You can sign up to Unearthed competitions at any time before the closing date.
You do not need to have a solution in mind, or a team, in order to sign up.
Once you agree to the Terms and Conditions and complete registration, you will have access to further competition resources, such as forums, data, webinars, and mentors.
Finding a Team
We encourage you to form teams for competitions.
Make sure you complete your profile, so that other participants can check you out.
If you would like to find teammates, post in the challenge forum or Slack channel.
Tell your potential teammates a little about yourself, your skills, interests, and time commitment, and tell them what kind of team you would like to form.
We will always be upfront about intellectual property arrangements for competitions.
In general, you keep the intellectual property in solutions you develop.
If you want to take things further, we'll connect you with paying customers and industry insiders. Mentors and advisers in the community can help bring your product to market.
Each competition has its own help options available - mentors, forums, webinars, Slack channels.
If you have any other questions, just email us.
At the end of each competition, there will be a judging period, and then winners will be announced publicly. We endeavour to release general feedback about the challenge - if you have any specific questions, please email us and we will do our best to help.
Technology startups in the accelerator have the opportunity to pilot and validate their tech with major resources customers. It offers a mentor network with the experience and skills to assist startups to thrive and flourish in the international resources sector, and access to our global network of industry partners.
Find out more here.
Unearthed is a community of incredible individuals. We encourage you to make the most of being a part of it, and get to know the rest of the community. At present, there are a couple of ways to do this.
Keep your profile up-to-date so we can share your interests and achievements.
To find out more about the problems already solved by the community, successes of startups in the resources industry, and even more cool stuff, check out the news section.
How are we doing?
We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! Please get in touch with us via email.
Ready to get started and find a competition? Click below, and off you go!