Talking Asset Management at the IPWEA NSW regional meeting
VAPAR was privileged to sponsor and present at The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW North Metropolitan region meeting, where the focus was on Asset Management. Fascinating insights were shared, discussing the variations in asset management plans and approaches across councils in NSW, as well as the collaboration of capital works planning across different service providers.
Collaborative Presentation at South Australia Assetic’s User Group
Last month, VAPAR had the privilege of presenting at the Assetic SA User Group in Adelaide to 55 attendees from 17 councils.
It was a collaborative forum where speakers and asset managers came together to discuss how applications in deep machine learning, automation and digital twins can change the face of public infrastructure management to serve our communities better.
The discussion between all of attendees involved was what made the forum truly collaborative. The best way to drive innovation adoption is to get feedback first hand, and we were privileged to be involved!
VAPAR has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Endeavour Awards and was nominated for the Outstanding Start-up category. This is a proud achievement for VAPAR as this award has given us industry-wide recognition in Australia.
The Endeavour Awards are a premier awards program within the manufacturing industry, presented annually by Manufacturer’s Monthly. The awards are an opportunity to share and learn about the innovative projects and enterprises that continue to push the boundaries in the industry.
VAPAR’s Amanda Siqueira presenting at Startmate Sydney Demo Day
Startmate – Australia’s version of Y-combinator – is a 12 week intensive program that powers high growth companies to skyrocket their trajectory. With 2 cohorts a year and over 400 applications for each cohort, acceptance to each cohort is highly competitive.
VAPAR was accepted into the 2019 Sydney cohort of Startmate to help the company onboard the right resources, advisors and mentors that could help grow our existing customer base.
In the 12 weeks since starting the program, we have had a 300% increase in sign ups for the platform and begun trials with water utilities and municipalities in 3 Australian states.
The Startmate program includes:
Introductions to founders, alumni and investors with recent, in-market experience for on-demand, 1:1 operational and general advice – a network for life.
One week in San Francisco to capital raise, create partnerships or benchmark research for future rounds.
Investor-ready pitch practice: preparing teams for the full array, from 3-minute elevator pitches, to deeper dives with investors.
Co-working space with all the other startups in the cohort
Weekly dinners and fireside chats with mentors and successful founders.
1:1 weekly office hours with the Startmate Partners.
Platform to present to potential investors at a Sydney and Melbourne Startmate Demo Day
For more information about VAPAR’s progress and product, read our case studies here.