Fast-tracking sustainability-driven business ideas toward launching a startup. Book a 15 min call with us, we’d love to hear more about you and your big idea! This program is designed for first time entrepreneurs with no previous startup experience.

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About Startupbootcamp EnergyInc

Elevating Big Ideas in Sustainable Innovation

Join Australia's only free pre-accelerator focussed on clean-tech, energy, decarbonisation and circular economy. We work with individuals and teams who apply with nothing more than a big idea, translating your aspirations into acceleration-ready startups.

Specifically tailored for early-stage founders, EnergyInc’s curriculum is designed to refine your ideas, validate your business concepts and build the partnerships and capabilities required to kickstart your startup journey. 

Through our program, we will connect you with mentors, industry leaders, and investors to help see your ideas change the world. We'll build your capability to pitch yourself and your business to the market in this transformational 10 week journey, streamlining entry into the startup world and working together towards a net zero future.

Program Focus Areas

If you have the drive and passion to develop a business idea relating to the following fields, we invite you to apply:

  • Energy Efficiency & Management
  • Renewables & Alternative Fuels
  • Electrification of Everything
  • Circular Economy
  • Decarbonization
  • Sustainability
  • Smart Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Data & Analytics
  • Customer Experience & Engagement
  • Asset & Facilities Management

The climate decade is underway, and it’s time to take action. Reimagine the status quo and join us today.

Program Managers


Meet some of our EnergyInc Alumni

"I didn't know what to expect of a free program, but it blew me away from the value of the online content to the great network of other startups and most importantly, the incredible support and insightful input and mentorship of the team"

Sara Redmond-Neal

Founder, Small Mighty CRM

"I got so much value out of this program, from the content to the people I met"

Amber Truong

Founder, SolarMuster

"I feel a foot taller as an entrepreneur, I learnt things I didn't even realise I needed"

Jon Knight

Founder, Solarsync

"SBC EnergyInc has proven to be an exceptional program to help us to take first steps in launching our startups. The team has been extremely supportive to help us to validate our ideas, as well as to develop our pitching skills"

Bob Weihai He

Founder, VERITAS

Meet our partners

Backed by industry-leading companies

  • LaunchVic

    LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem by supporting startups and investors to sustainably grow and deliver economic and cultural benefits in Victoria and nationwide.

  • Victorian Clean Technology Fund

    The Victorian Clean Technology Fund has been providing critical seed and pre-seed funding to clean technology start-ups for 18 years.  VCTF fills a notoriously difficult gap, offering venture and loan funding to support early-stage companies, when alternative funding is either not available or insufficient to demonstrate the technological or commercial potential of a new technology. In short, VCTF effectively de-risks those companies for subsequent investment by larger funds.

    VCTF has invested in 26 companies, fostering multiple new technologies and supporting hundreds of new, highly-skilled jobs. VCTF has made investments in over 10 different cleantech sectors including renewable power, alternate fuels, recycling and waste, energy efficient manufacturing and energy storage/management.

KHQ Lawyers
Pitcher Partners
Amazon Web Services

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