Women in Clean Energy Fellowship
A program designed to inspire, educate and support women to start clean energy startups
What the Women in Clean Energy Fellowship involves
The Women in Clean Energy Fellowship equips you with the skills, know-how and network to take the first steps in entrepreneurship.

Over a twelve week period, you'll be joined by a diverse group of future female entrepreneurs, mentors and role models to give you the knowledge and confidence to start your own clean energy startup.
Be inspired by other female founders
Learn from those who have gone before you. Successful female entrepreneurs will share their founding stories, challenges they've faced and other advice and insights from the arena!
Learn the foundations of entrepreneruship
What does it take to start a startup? In a series of discussions and workshops, you'll be joined by experts to help you understand the steps involved to start your own company. We'll cover everything from how to hatch an idea and find co-founders to how to pitch your idea and gain investment.
Build a solid support network
Surround yourself with people who'll cheer you on! Over the course of the program you will build a strong tight-knit community of fellow female founders, experts and mentors to support your journey.
Have the confidence to take the leap!
It's our mission to set you up for success. At the end of the fellowship, you'll have the knowledge, skills and support to take the leap and start your own thing. If you hatch a great startup idea, the fellowship is designed to feed directly into EnergyLab Pre-Acceleration Program and Acceleration Program. These programs will give you all the support you need to grow your idea into profitable business.
More details about the fellowship
The Women in Clean Energy Fellowship runs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane over three months between March and May each year. During the program, a series of 9 evening events will deliver inspirational group mentoring, educational discussions and workshops on startup fundamentals. Each fellowship evening event will run for 1-2 hours and there will never be more than one event per week!
Fellowship Mentors
The Fellowship will connect you with high-profile female entrepreneurs and mentors, hand-picked by EnergyLab for their expertise in the energy sector.
Marteen Burger
COO and Co-Founder at Jaunt Motors
Martin is COO and Co-Founder at Jaunt Motors. Jaunt's mission is to minimise car ownership and help drive Australia toward zero-emission transport. Jaunt up-cycles iconic four-wheel-drives and turns them into electric vehicles for adventure.
Renate Egan
Chair and Co-Founder at Solar Analytics Pty Ltd
Renate's 25 year career spans industry, university and not for profits. She has managed technology development in Australia and Germany and led industrial research projects with China. Renate is a Co-Founder of Solar Analytics, leads the UNSW activity in the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics and is Chair of the Australian PV Institute.
Kimberley Winter
Founder at Evolte
Kimberley is the founder of Evolte, on a mission to accelerate sustainable transport adoption. She is building a transport aggregation platform for personalised journey planning, that gets users to their destination in a way that's most important to them.
Emma Jenkin
Co-Founder & CFO at DC Power Co.
Emma is the Co-Founder & CFO at DC Power Co, the electricity company made for solar households. She is an expert in fixed income, commodity and financial markets across trading, structuring, origination and raising capital.
How to apply
Applications are currently closed but feel free to fill in a pre-application form. We'll then let you know when the full application form is available and inform you of any other opportunities you might be interested in.
Here are some of the questions we're commonly asked. If there is anything else you would like to know please email [email protected].
Where will the fellowship take place?
The fellowship will run out of the EnergyLab office in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
When will the fellowship take place?
A series of evening events will take place between March and May 2020.
Can I participate remotely?
No sorry; we require in-person attendance for all fellowship events.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The fellowship program is completely free.
Do I need industry experience to apply?
No - we encourage diversity of experience. All you need is an interest in clean energy entrepreneurship!
Do I need a startup idea to apply?
No. The aim of this fellowship is to give you the know-how, tools and confidence to step down the entrepreneurial path. If you already have a startup idea, that's a bonus!
How many spots are there in the fellowship?
8-12 women will be invited to join the fellowship in each location (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane). We keep the fellowship small so we can create an open, safe environment and provide personalised attention to each participant.