Startup Stories - SwitchDin

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 01:00 pm — Thursday, 22 June 2017, 02:00 pm


Location Three76 Hub, 376 Hunter St, Newcastle
Contact three76@newcastle.edu.au

Andrew Mears-SwitchDin

SwitchDin grew out of founder Dr Andrew Mears’ 20 year career developing renewable energy in Australia, UK, US and emerging economies, including several years working for the UN as its Chief Technical Adviser on renewables in Africa. During this time he developed a deep understanding of how reliable, clean, decentralised energy services are capable of transforming the way we live and that real-time data is key to showing their efficiency and potential.

But despite the Australian boom in domestic solar power, current solar and batteries products do not easily share data. Until such times as solar standards and practices are aligned, SwitchDin fills that market gap by providing a trusted third party battery product to improve connectivity and enable a more open and flexible data approach. Developed right here in Newcastle through local clean tech incubator Eighteen04, the prototype of the SwitchDin platform became a reality in early 2015, leading to SwitchDin securing its first round of investment in November 2015. Come along to Three76 Hub to hear about Andrew’s recent trip to China and what is next for SwitchDin.

About Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 1pm at University of Newcastle's coworking space Three76 Hub on Hunter Street. Over BYO lunch, a startup founder talks candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program funding.