SNAPI Co-Founder, Mark Hartmann was one of eight startup founders selected to pitch his innovation to a panel of power in tech, including John Kearney, Head of Startups and Scaleups at AWS; Siobhan Casey, Director of the ACS Innovation Labs; Stew Glynn, cofounder of Ten13; and moderated by RCL mentor Peter Laurie.
Pauline Fetaui General Manager of River City Labs said she was proud of the quality of emerging technology companies across Queensland.
“Congratulations to the winners of River Rival and thank you to all the speakers who presented over two days and the week as part of Something Tech and Something Fest,” she said.
“River Rival was an amazing opportunity to raise the profile of SNAPI after years working on this solution. To see us win a people’s choice award is not something I expected of a digital meter reading solution for utilities!” said Mark Hartmann.
“Yet, we continue to have people approach us with either their own stories related to failed estimate reads, and frustration at not being able to monitor and manage their own consumption for financial or earth-conscious reasons,” he said.
“The Energy Sector is not only our largest polluter, but it is a conduit to almost every single household and business in Australia. Once digitised, individuals and businesses will be empowered by their utility to not only save money and carbon emissions by reducing consumption, but they’ll be able to track and manage their shift to green energy options,” he said.