Unearthed Solutions, an Australian-based company that aims to connects technology start-ups, entrepreneurs, with leaders in the resources industry, has officially commenced a mentor-driven program.
The program is designed to support resources technology start-ups to build sustainable businesses with commercially ready products to reach the global resources market.
Entrepreneurs will gain unprecedented access and connections to industry along with seed funding, amazing mentors, assistance with content delivery, one-on0-one sessions with business expers, legal advice and an opportunity to build networks and work alongside likeminded individuals and organisations.
Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said the Unearthed Accelerator Program will help drive technological innovation in Queensland’s resources industry while building on existing strengths.
“This initiative is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Accelerator Program, designed to supercharge key industry sectors in Queensland,” Ms Enoch said.
"The program provides our startup entrepreneurs and business innovators with first-class mentoring assistance while connecting them with investors and potential customers in industry
“The Unearthed Accelerator Program will demonstrate how great ideas can be turned into innovative startups, and will help create the knowledge-based jobs of the future,” Ms Enoch said.
Through the Accelerator Program, Unearthed aims to create 50 new startups in five years.
“We believe this is the fastest and most cost-effective way to introduce new technologies to the energy and resources sector, as well as the best way to support new resources tech startups,” said Anya Nova, Accelerator Program Manager at Unearthed.
The program comes hot off the heels of Unearthed’s hackathons, intense, 54-hour activities designed to connect innovators to challenges and big data from the resources sector.
“There is close to $1 trillion in economic impact coming to the global resources sector from disruptive technologies by 2025,” says Justin Strharsky, Director, Unearthed Solutions.
“At Unearthed our goal is to empower entrepreneurs to create businesses that can deliver these technologies and help the industry become more efficient and competitive by adopting them,”