An innovation event where teams compete to create the most compelling new energy project or business model.
Energy Hack 19
For the fourth year the University of Melbourne and Energy Hack founding partner Powershop Australia hosted a community of energy entrepreneurs at the hackathon, however a new format transformed the typical weekend long hackathon and expanded it into a six week-long mini start-up incubator.
During that time teams formed and developed ideas aimed at improving energy affordability, reliability, and/or reducing emissions. Over several mentoring sessions with industry experts, hackers turned these ideas into tangible business models.
Out of thirteen teams determined to harness the consumer and technology revolution in energy, only five have made into the final.
On 16th October, Energy Hack 19 finalists pitched their ideas to an expert judging panel for a chance to win part of $35,000 in prize money.
Hack team SPARK won the $20,000 first prize money for their idea, an 'app-first device-second’ service-based home energy platform with a tailored user experience and innovative energy consumption monitoring.
Watch the video below to see the excitement of the final pitch night.