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24th November 2014
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Wattblock took out the Energy category of the global 1776 Challenge Cup finals in Australia and will be competing among 16 of the world's hottest energy start-ups in Washington DC in May 2015.

We are now four weeks into the Telstra Muru-D accelerator program and the pace has intensified. #Shoutout to our Data Scientist, Ross McIntyre, for being the only startup team member to complete all obstacles at Tough Mudder.
1776 published an interview with Wattblock and we also posted the 5 minute 1776 pitch on-line.  You can find out more about the 1776 Global Challege here.


Wattblock Data Engine:
  • Developed 3 year technical architecture roadmap and IT investment costs
  • Engaged with Instrument Works to scope a collaborative sensor trial
  • Workshop with EMC on Pivotal Hadoop solution and multi-protocol "data lake"

Business Development:
  • Investigated requirements for Energy Retailer certification
  • Pulse networking event
  • Attended the 48hr Sydney 'Sustainability Jam' at Fishburners
  • Built sales pipeline tool with 32 active leads
  • Commenced engagement with strata industry
 
Commercialisation:
  • Mentor and advisor workshop stress tested new commercial models.
  • Drafting "energy performance contracts" for strata buildings
  • Developed marketing collateral for Owners Corporation Executive Committees
  • Sales and communication workshop with Mitchell Lake Executive
  • Developing 2 year financial model
 
Education:
  • Analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics multi-tenant property data
  • China trip preparation - WeChat networking and culture seminar
  • Pitched Wattblock marketing strategy to Telstra marketing department (CMO).
  • Comparative analysis of U.S. and Australian best practices in Energy Performance Contracts
 
Lots of Meetings:
  • Mentors and advisor business model workshop
  • Energy industry roundtable with international facilitator
  • Hosting company founder
  • Mid tier Strata manager
  • Telstra marketing department
  • PR expert 
  • Sales expert
  • Big Data Company
  • Energy Company
We are currently running a competition to proof point energy savings in the common areas of a residential apartment block. Sent us an email for more details.

Please reach out if you can offer assistance.  If you haven't already done so, create an energy report for a building here.  We welcome your honest feedback.

Regards,

Brent Clark
CEO and Founder
Wattblock
Mobile: +61 (0)414 900 515
email: brent.clark@wattblock.com.au

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