Compete to win the title of mining "Startup of the Year"

Want to raise the profile of your startup in the mining sector? Want the opportunity to pitch to global mining companies and investors?

Help us find Australia's top startup or scale-up in the mining sector to win the category of Startup of the Year in the inaugural Startups Unearthed Australia competition at the Future of Mining conference.  

The top five submissions by startups or scale-ups from Australia, judged by an independent panel, will become finalists and receive one complimentary pass to the Future of Mining Australia conference in Sydney (25-26 March 2019). 

Here, the top five finalists will have the chance to pitch to a panel of mining industry leaders and investors during the main program of Future of Mining Australia on Tuesday 26 March, 2019 - plus compete for the Startup of the Year award in Sydney.

Top applicants also receive media coverage profiling their business to Unearthed’s global network of industry leaders and professionals.


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Applications are open until Friday 22 February 2019 5pm AEST. 

Any questions or issues with applications? Email: [email protected].

Startups Unearthed Australia

Who are you?

Are you an awesome entrepreneur based in Australia 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.

Unearthed is a community of over 6000 entrepreneurs, innovators and industry professionals focused on solving the energy and resources sector's challenges. 

The opportunity

Unearthed and Aspermont Media are offering five Australian tech businesses the opportunity to pitch to global mining leaders during the main program of Future of Mining Australia in Sydney on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

Applications are open to any business across Australia that has a technology that can impact the mining sector. You don't need to have worked on a mining project before, you just need to have awesome tech that can make a difference.

We can only offer five pitching spots, but we will also run some media profiling the top ten businesses that apply, to get the word out across our global network.

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