Innovation Bay & ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase 2023 –
Pitch Applications Open

The Innovation Bay & ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase returns in 2023. Pitch applications are now open for founders in renewables, climate and cleantech sectors.

Image: Innovation Bay & ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase | 1 November 2023 | Melbourne | Apply to pitch

After a hugely successful event in Sydney in 2022, Innovation Bay and ARENA have once again joined forces for the fourth annual ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase in 2023, taking place on Wednesday 1 November at Cargo Hall in Melbourne. Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale on Monday 8 August. Register your expression of interest to attend HERE

ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase 2023 presents Australia’s most exciting early stage renewable technology startups and pairs them with 100+ of the country’s leading venture capitalists and angel investors,  supercharging their growth through funding, connections, and advice. Previous events have seen the likes of the world’s leading drone stringing system, Infravision, solar manufacturer 5B, and “solar thermal” pioneer RayGen, raise capital and gain meaningful connections as a part of the event. 

Darren Miller, CEO of ARENA says, “Supporting startups in the renewable energy and climate change sector is important to ARENA. Some of our greatest ideas and innovations originate from startups and entrepreneurs and we need to encourage all available talent and new business models to help us to achieve our goal of net zero emissions. We have funded some incredible startups along the way, including MGA Thermal and Infravision, who both pitched at last year’s Renewables Startup Showcase. Innovation Bay is all about bringing together innovative startups with private investment to boost growth of these amazing new technologies. We look forward to this year’s event – which is now embedded as the premier event in the cleantech sector matching the best startups with investors.” 

Darren Miller, CEO, ARENA

Phaedon Stough, Co-Founder and CEO of Innovation Bay expresses his excitement, “The ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase event always fills me with so much enthusiasm and pride. The talent we have in this country in the renewables, climatetech and cleantech sector is incredible. Every year we run this event alongside ARENA the more encouraged I become for the future. Being the vehicle to shine a light on the sheer talent and innovation of companies in this space is truly inspiring. We can’t wait to deliver this event in November!” 

Innovation Bay and ARENA are now calling out for early stage founders in the Renewables, CleanTech and ClimateTech sectors, primed for funding to apply to pitch at this year’s most prestigious renewables event. With an expected 70+ applications, a rigorous review process will be undertaken by a carefully selected committee of technology, innovation, renewable and Climate/CleanTeach leaders, who will identify four of the most standout founders and companies to pitch to a live audience. Founders: APPLY TO PITCH HERE.

In addition to the hand-selected pitches, guests will be treated to a thought leadership panel on the future of emerging technologies in the renewable energy sector, a sit down gala dinner experience and, as always, incredible networking opportunities.

While guest speakers and panelists are yet to be announced, previous years have seen the cream of the crop experts in the space share their knowledge, insights and experience including Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO and Founder, Atlassian, Robyn Denholm, Tesla Chair and Managing Partner, Blackbird, Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s former Chief Scientist, and Kate Vidgen, Global Head of Industrial Transition and Clean Fuels at the Green Investment Group (GIG) & Executive Director, Macquarie. 

Open now until deadline 11:59pm Friday 1 September 

WHAT: ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase 
WHEN: Wednesday 1 November, 2023 
VENUE: Cargo Hall
WHERE: South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 
TICKETS:Tickets on sale Monday 8 August | REGISTER EOI TO ATTEND HERE

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