Progress Report
5th October 2015
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Wattblock was busy networking at Telstra's CXO level Vantage trade show in Melbourne last week. Keynote speakers included Telstra's new CEO, Andrew Penn, who highlighted that start-ups today have more computing power at their disposal than Google had just 5 years ago. Other speakers included Mark Bouris and Malcolm Gladwell with the overarching theme of Disruption!

Telstra's start-up accelerator muru-D also launched their 2015 intake with additional sponsorship from Seven West Media.  Start-ups Apply Here.
Microsoft CityNext Update
Wattblock attended Microsoft's CityNext update for the Asia Pacific region this week. This featured Microsoft's GM, Rob Bernard, with the key theme of driving sustainability in cities using the cloud and data analytics. We are also engaging with Microsoft on the best way to mobilize local universities as partners for the CityNext smart cities program.

Solar Update
With our first referral for PV solar installation now complete, Wattblock is ramping up its solar data analytics. We have further engagement with two more strata committees to evaluate the benefits of renewable energy for their common areas.

Team Expansion
The team continues to expand and we welcome Rachel, Ankit, Alvin, Bo, Kate and David to Wattblock in Australian Technology Park. This week Katie, Janina and Julie joined us in Brisbane and Guilherme joined on the Gold Coast. Wattblock's team hit 25 people this week!
Other Activities
  • Met a C-level executive of one of Australia's largest energy companies
  • Met with a regional energy company
  • Mentoring at University of Technology (UTS) Project Pitch weekend
  • Participated in a seminar on Employee Share Schemes by Azure/Verde
  • Engaged an HR consultant
  • Attended muru-D alumni dinner!
Our customer engagement starts with a free report identifying energy waste in buildings. If you have not already done so, create a Wattblock Report for an Australian building. 

Brent Clark
CEO and Founder
Mobile: +61 (0)414 900 515


ZDNet covers Telstra's Muru-D intake for 2015 with $60,000 plus support for 10 startups.
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