LAS VEGAS / QUEENSLAND – WaterStart Australia, a subsidiary of the Nevada-based organization WaterStart, recently announced the addition of Nick Shewring as its new General Manager in Queensland, Australia.
After working as a startup founder for nearly 15 years, Shewring joins the WaterStart Australia team to further water innovation efforts and help attract more international technology companies to Queensland by working with major water utilities and water consumers across the state.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role as WaterStart Australia’s General Manager,” said Shewring. “Our goal is to deliver key strategic outcomes for the major water utilities. We are motivated to helping innovative tech companies scale up their operations and create more regional jobs across the state in the growing water sector.”
WaterStart Australia was created as a result of the Queensland Government and Nevada (U.S.) becoming Sister States in early 2018, committing to work collaborative across key industries and opportunities including advancement in water technology. That same year, in May 2018, Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) became WaterStart’s first international member.
“We are grateful for the support of state funding partners and major utilities like QUU, who were instrumental in helping WaterStart get up and running in Australia,” said WaterStart Executive Director Nate Allen. “They have been strong advocates and are a great model for how utility companies are becoming more innovative.”
“We are invested in helping Queensland become the home of water innovation in Australia, and we will continue supporting the ecosystem and major players in the industry as part of our efforts,” added Shewring,
Shrewing is currently also the founder and CEO of The ikiFounder Network, which provides mentorship and financial support to venture founders. His previous experience includes serving as Co-founder and CIO of BizDojo, Co-founder and CEO of Colo, and Head of Mobile Technology Innovation for Air New Zealand.
WaterStart is a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water innovation. WaterStart leverages the strategic resources and expertise of its network to evaluate and demonstrate the performance of water innovation. As a channel for innovation, WaterStart accelerates the rate of adoption of new solutions to real challenges facing water management agencies and large consumers. For more information, visit www.waterstart.com.