About Spark Club
The entrepreneur’s journey is a long and winding one and in the energy space fraught with obstacles and challenges. We created Spark Club to serve the community, build clean tech startups faster and accelerate the energy transition. Grant McDowell
Spark Club hosts live events at EnergyLab and Fishburners in Sydney and hosts a podcast series.
Spark Club brings entrepreneurs in the energy field together with a common objective, to build cleantech businesses. Club members draw on each others experience, and the experience of club mentors, to support, learn and grow energy businesses. We meet once a quarter to hear from an energy sector veterans, a start-up service, or a leading light outside of the energy sector. We exchange ideas, tips, tricks and survival techniques and provide a support network to those in the energy industry trying to carve a way forward and bring a clean tech business to life.
WHAT We Are
We’re a club. A group of like minded energy entrepreneurs interested in starting and building businesses in the energy sector. We’re a non-profit organisation run by members for members in the interest of members. We believe by sharing and supporting each other our connected community will learn faster, build business quicker, with greater success. We’re all things energy and open to all aspects of new energy generation, be it product, service or innovation.
WHO We Are
We are entrepreneurs in the start-up energy space. We are individuals and small teams who have ideas we want to bring to the energy market. We’re open to Uni students starting out, industry experts within the sector and clean energy entrepreneurs with their own business ideas looking to join a club of like minded people.
WHY We’re A Club
We believe the energy sector is harder than most to disrupt. Decades old National and State rules and regulations protect incumbents and limit innovation and change. Technology in energy is moving faster than the establishment is willing to embrace. Lessons learned by Spark Club members and mentors are shared in the interest of time and collective success for the cleantech community.
WHERE We Meet
EnergyLab and Fishburners in Sydney
WHEN We Meet
Once a quarter, we’ll post dates and events here on the website – add your details below and we’ll keep you informed.
WHAT we’re not
Like all clubs, we’re not for everyone. We’re not a start-up incubator or accelerator. We are cleantech, not blue tech, or gas tech or anything fossil fuel related.
Our events bring the brightest minds in the clean energy space to the stage to share startup and scaleup lessons and experience in building an energy business. Our Fireside Chat format allows time for the guest speaker to share their journey in some detail and allowing the audience to learn from real world experience. Occasionally we host an event coving an industry trend or regulatory change. Over the years we’ve tackled big topics like blockchain in energy, 5 min settlement and grid batteries. We finish off the evening with informal networking and conversation sharing as a community.
Our Podcast Series
We have published over 30 podcasts interviewing leading minds in the clean tech sector. Spark Club is available on Spotify, Apple Podcast and all major podcasts Apps on your phone. Search Spark Club and subscribe.
We are entrepreneurs in the startup energy space. We are individuals and small teams who have ideas we want to bring to the energy market and accelerate the energy transition. We’re open to Uni students starting out, industry experts within the sector and clean energy entrepreneurs with their own startup ideas looking to join a club of like minded clean energy folk.