Over 200 climate tech founders, investors, mentors and supporters packed out The Precinct for the inaugural Queensland Climate Tech Showcase held of August 17, in partnership with the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. 

Climate Salad founder and CEO, Mick Liubinskas kicked off the evening with reverse pitch from investors; Beth Keddie of Pollination, Christine Devlin of Wollemi Capital, Philippe Ceulen of Mandalay Ventures and Tom Kline of Investible. 

Climate Tech Investor Panel

Followed by electrifyingly quick 30 second pitches from climate tech companies, accelerators and people;

Huge thank you to our partners: 

And to our supporters Fable Foods, Taylor's Wines & Packamama, Hawkes Brewing and Heaps Normal supply delicious climate friendly food and drink, and if you’d like to try some Sobah non-alcoholic beer that supports First Nation women to protect the Great Barrier Reef - check out this Good Beer Co collab. 

And if you happen to be looking for a ridiculously tasty, climate friendly and First Nation owned and run catering business, look no further than FigJam who supplied our delicious food on the night, along with Fable meaty mushroom burritos from GyG

Also launched on the night was Mandalay's Low Carbon Accelerator Program with applications open for support and proof of concept grants. "The program will also help to position Queensland as a leading global climate solutions hub, to attract talent, investment and create jobs for more Queenslanders," Wayne Gerard, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. You can catch all the action below with the recording from the evening's activities.

The team is absolutely blown away by the depth and breadth of the climate tech ecosystem in Queensland. Home to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, home to the only place in the world with three UNESCO biosphere reserves placed side by side. And also Australia’s leading state for biodiversity, Queensland is rich with natural capital and open to opportunities for climate tech growth with a net zero Olympics planned for 2032. We have a decade to get there but I do believe Queensland could be a climate tech innovation powerhouse. 

Climate Salad team

Huge shout out to the collaborative effort of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur team, who, without their support, this showcase would not have been possible! 

Aug 23, 2022

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