Join this once in a lifetime opportunity to Decarbonize the world, through an ambitious partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line.

Applications closed on Monday, 2 August 2021 UTC

About Startupbootcamp

Join us in helping decarbonize the world!

Startupbootcamp is extremely excited to be partnering Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line to solve the world’s biggest energy challenges and opportunities.

As a partnership we share a passion and vision for the future, a future that collectively we describe as Decarbonize. This is a unique opportunity to reimagine and accelerate clean energy transition and sustainability through a structured startup engagement process.

If you have a concept that challenges the status quo, passionate about your innovation/technology, looking to scale, raise capital and or needing to partner with corporates to build, test and validate your hypothesis then this program is for you.

In addition we will connect you with mentors, industry leaders and investors. We will build your capability to pitch yourself and your business to the market well beyond the program.

This will be a transformational journey, achieving in 3 months what otherwise would take a startup 18 months. 

Aligned with your aspirations then talk to us today.

Program Director

Nuria Ruiperez

Nuria Ruiperez

Managing Director, Energy

Nuria is the Managing Director of SBC Energy, with a passion for growth strategy and innovation. With over 20 years experience leading innovation across a diverse range of industries and companies, from professional services to energy transition. Nuria is a creative thinker with deep expertise across growth strategy, corporate venturing, startups and culture change.

Program Themes

Is your startup suitable for our program?

If your startup impacts these themes, opportunities and challenges we'd love to speak to you.

Carbon Capture

Capture CO2 & convert to building blocks of new products & materials (cement & carbon fibers). New methods for carbon capture, direct air capture, carbon sink (agriculture, soil, cement, etc). Ideas that avoid and remove CO2 completely (green fertilisers).

Circular Economy

Capture physical properties (heat, cold, pressure, industrial waste, by-products & resources) to create new forms of energy capable of storage. New renewable energy & biogenic energy technologies & business models.

Repurpose Supply Chain

At scale, via new business models to safety deliver new energy Natural Gas & LNG, new ways to leverage existing infrastructure (LNG, Tanks, Vessels, pipeline).

Customer & Consumer access to carbon offsets & low-carbon product/service

Technologies & business models that leverage South Pole carbon trading platform. Solutions to raise public visibility/awareness of the carbon offset activities. Concepts for new business models to incentive consumers to choose low carbon products/services.

Digital & Visual Technologies

That enable the visualisation of the supply chain footprint. Technologies to sense & measure baseline GHG emission. Technologies that make it easier to track & measure carbon offsets (soil carbon).


Carbon credit and removal. New ocean carbon sinks that can be sustainably harvested (kelp and seaweed). Biogenic methods that turn any captured C02 into value in addition to storage.

Future Fuels

New, low & no emission fuels that have the potential to scale. Bio-refineries converting livestock, plant & waste products into valuable materials.

Hydrogen & Ammonia

Alternative fuel in bulk and portable form.

Program Timeline

  • June

    Program Launch

    Meet the SBC team.

  • June-July

    Applications Open

    Applications are assessed for suitable startups.

  • August


    Applications are reviewed & startups selected.

  • September

    Selection Days

    20 Startups pitch to our mentor network and 10 startups are selected for the program.

  • October-December

    Program Starts

    Startups begin their 3-month program working with MC & NYL.

  • December

    Demo Day

    We host a celebration and pitch day for startups to a big crowd of corporate partners, investors and industry participants.

About the program

Learn how to accelerate your business with industry-leading best practices

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, seed funding and access to a global network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.

The program is structured around three pillars of growth: SHAPE, BUILD, & SELL. There is a high focus on business development and proof of value (POV) or proof of concept (POC) projects with MC and NYK Line.

Each month we put emphasis on identifying the needs of each startup and providing tailored support. By the end of the program, we want your startup to be in a position to scale globally.

A few statistics

  • 950+

    Startups have completed an SBC program.

  • 76%

    Of our alumni are still active.

  • $1.25B

    Total funding raised by our program alumni.

  • $1.6M

    Average funding by our program alumni.

  • 72%

    Of our alumni have received funding.

Meet our partners

Backed by industry-leading companies

  • Mitsubishi Corporation

    Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group companies.

    MC has 10 Business Groups that operate across virtually every industry: Natural Gas, Industrial Materials, Petroleum & Chemicals Solution, Mineral Resources, Industrial Infrastructure, Automotive & Mobility, Food Industry, Consumer Industry, Power Solution and Urban Development. Through these 10 Business Groups, MC’s current activities have expanded far beyond its traditional trading operations to include project development, production and manufacturing operations, working in collaboration with our trusted partners around the globe.

    With an unwavering commitment to conducting business with integrity and fairness, MC remains fully dedicated to growing its businesses while contributing to a prosperous society.

  • Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

    Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) was founded in 1885 and is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2020, the NYK Group was operating 784 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes and trucks. The NYK Group is based in Tokyo, employs about 35,000 people worldwide, and has regional headquarters in London, New York / New Jersey, Singapore, and Shanghai.

    On February 3 2021, NYK announced the NYK Group ESG Story, which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy. In order to continue to be a corporate group that remains essential to society and industry, the NYK Group aims to be a sustainable solution provider that creates new value while maximizing profits and achieving social and environmental sustainability from a long-term perspective.

KHQ Lawyers
Pitcher Partners
Amazon Web Services

Startup benefits

Why join the program?

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3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.

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Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from lean methodology, growth hacking to fundraising.

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Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers.

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Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

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Tailored Mentorship

Over 100 carefully selected mentors from the energy industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

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Perks & Discounts

More than $500,000 AUD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, Stripe, F6S and others.

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Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions.

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Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees.

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Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world.

Meet our leadership

Our combined experience in the energy industry from policy to accelerating startups and corporate venturing is world class and positioned to set you up for success.