Former AFL player scores spot in prestigious startup accelerator with water-purifying super-tech

Aussie startup Nexsis has been accepted into Mastercard’s Start Path accelerator program to propel its clean water, solar power and Internet-of-Things technology to the next level.

Nexsis was founded in 2014 by former AFL player Robert Pyman, who held positions at North Melbourne, Collingwood and Melbourne football clubs back in the 90s.

At its core, Nexsis creates technology that converts any water source into pure, drinkable water, using only the power of sunshine.

However, it also acts as a straight-up solar panel, giving off-grid users access to electricity.

Finally, the panels are IoT-enabled, meaning the panels can be connected to any network across the world.

“This enables us to take payments to operate the panels under a pay-and-go system,” Pyman explains.

Nexsis can collect data on users, and use that to build a credit history for people who may never have had access to financial services otherwise.

“That can lead to them pulling themselves out of the vicious poverty cycle,” Pyman says.

The product provides the basic necessities of water and electricity, while also acting as a “gateway for other services to be provided, such as financial services and banking”, he adds. Read more

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien - Startup Smart - 24 Jan 2019

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