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The alliance shall focus on the exchange of ideas, tips, and survival techniques, while also providing a support network to members of the Envirotech industry who are trying to pave the way for sustainable business solutions
FREMONT, CA: Led by technology advocacy body TechSydney, a group of Australian startups have teamed up to establish the Envirotech Alliance; an initiative focused on creating scalable solutions to help protect the environment and tackle climate change. The Envirotech Alliance is a partnership between SparkClub, a community of energy tech professionals and founders, Fishburners, Australia's largest startup community, Launch Group, a leading startup communications agency, and women's technology movement, Girl Geek Academy.
The new alliance will bring together hundreds of professionals and founders of startups focused on building businesses with positive environmental impacts in the wake of Australia’s catastrophic bushfires and floods. "There are so many enthusiastic founders working in this space, and our aim is to generate community support for their efforts while encouraging more founders and investors into the space,” said Fleur Brown, Director of TechSydney.
According to Brown, the initiative is an obvious step to support the growing shift towards a work culture that can have an impact on the climate change scenario, as the world confronts the challenges of climate change. "Technology has a crucial role to play in addressing the climate crisis effects and solutions, and our community is in a unique position to be able to accelerate the impact of those solutions," Brown added.
The Envirotech Alliance is expected to conduct regular meetups, create focused forums and a community platform for government advocacy in support of Australian grown environmental technology solutions. The focus will be on the exchange of ideas, tips, and survival techniques, while also providing a support network to members of the Envirotech industry who are trying to pave the way for sustainable business solutions. According to Spark Club founder, Grant McDowell, energy tech has become a rapidly growing market in Australia, especially with the increase in renewable energy uptake. "Australia's high electricity prices, great solar and wind resources, world-renowned university engineering departments, and broken energy policy create the perfect petri dish for leading energy tech to emerge,” said McDowell. The Envirotech meetups will be hosted by Fishburners at its Sydney CBD premises, as the non-profit organization looks to act on its commitment to supporting impactful entrepreneurs.
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