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Two Local energy startups chosen for this year's Tech23 showcase

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From startups looking to build a global digital nervous system, to those using artificial intelligence to help businesses make leadership decisions, companies innovating through deep technology make up the 23 startups selected for this year’s Tech23 showcase.

Tech23 is now in its ninth year. Since its inception, the one-day event has featured prominent Australian startups like CultureAmp, Kaggle and Upguard in its showcase. Each year 23 Australian tech startups are featured and this year’s focus has been on artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the future of automation and the ways it can influence our daily lives.

This year’s cohort of 23 startups was announced this week, and the companies will now get a chance to present their pitches to industry leaders like Tyro’s executive director Jost Stollman, Reinventure Group’s general partner Kara Frederick, and Square Peg Capital co-founder Tony Holt at an event held in Sydney next month.

These startups will by vying for a range of in-kind prizes, which Tech23 says are worth almost $200,000. The prizes include flights to Mountain View, California to share lunch with the Upguard team; flights to China and accommodation and opportunities to pitch to venture capitalists as part of the 2018 China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) program; and as a one-on-one meeting with Square Peg Capital investors.

Two local energy start-ups, Ecospectral and Zepben, are among the 23 selected to participate.

Ecospectral are a Canberra-based startup balances human needs and energy constraints through an Internet of Things (IoT) sensing and control platform.

Zepben are also Canberra-based who are building a platform which supports the development of next generation technologies for electricity networks.

Source: Smart Company

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