Ten tech startup companies have accepted a place in the first phase of Unearthed Solution’s Accelerator Program that is set to launch on October 2.
Unearthed’s Accelerator is a program designed to connect startups to customers and mentors to help them achieve their goals.
It is supported by energy major Origin and government-backed Advance Queensland and aims to introduce 50 new startup companies to the resources sector within five years.
The program is split into two phases of 12 weeks each, including the ‘Build’ and ‘Scale’ phase. Ten startups have entered the Build phase, which will run from October to December at The Precinct, a Queensland Government ‘innovation hub’ in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Applications for the second ‘Scale’ phase, which will run from January— April 2019, open on October 1.
“Times have changed whereby startups can now choose from a variety of programs to help them build, grow and scale. However, not enough programs bring customers along on the journey,” said Accelerator general manager David Camerlengo.
“The Unearthed Accelerator provides the skills, funding and more importantly access to the huge market of resources customers to maximise startup success. We look forward to welcoming the 2018 startups to the “BUILD” phase of the Accelerator program next week,” he said.
The 10 startups chosen for the Build phase of the program are Active Adrenalin, GOJII, miiFile, Quantum Geology, Riskloop, SeePilot, siteoffice.mobil, SKY GROW, SnapSupport and Universal Field Robots.
Queensland Innovation Minister Kate Jones said that support programs that support technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and virtual reality could make Queensland’s energy and resources industry safer. and more economically viablie.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for Queensland innovators — Origin are giving direct access to their staff, systems and data to help foster great ideas in the resources sector,” she said.