Startup wa affiliation

As a representative body established to champion, advocate and advance WA’s technology startup industry, one of StartupWA’s roles is to highlight the contributions of meetup groups, events and programs, co-working spaces, investors and industry partners.

StartupWA’s Affiliation program recognises these partners and their roles, drawing on years of experience and expertise to guide and inform policy and industry development - for the community, by the community.

We acknowledge that organisations have different and, at times, divergent strategic priorities. However, we believe that StartupWA Affiliates are united by a shared Vision and jointly committed to its pursuit :-

To make WA an internationally attractive location for growing global innovations

 
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StartupWA Affiliates are:

  • United in their pursuit of a shared Vision for the startup industry
  • Act in alignment with StartupWA’s Values.
  • Recognised on StartupWA website and other documentation as an Affiliate and may recognise their StartupWA affiliation on their own website (ie. co-branding)
  • Expected to contribute to policy discussions and, particularly in their sphere of expertise, the development of new policies in the best interests of the technology startup industry
 
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Benefits

StartupWA Affiliates are able to:

  • Contribute to the collective voice of the startup community. This is your chance to shape strategy and policies to support the growth of the tech startup industry
  • Provide deeper insights and involvement by way of Delegates, where applicable
  • Be recognised on StartupWA’s website and publications
  • Have events, programs and other initiatives highlighted and promoted to StartupWA’s audience by way of website, newsletter, social media posts, etc
  • Access private briefing events
  • Access new data, reporting, policies, tools, resources that support your activity
  • Be represented by an independent body - for the community, by the community
  • Help grow the technology startup industry, WA economy and global innovations
 
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Expectations

StartupWA Affiliates are expected to:

  • Be committed to the Vision and Values of StartupWA
  • Provide updates on member/reach numbers on a periodic basis
  • Provide at least one Delegate annually to contribute to policy development / engagement, specific to your areas of expertise and interest
  • Share StartupWA messages (eg. policies, events, etc) to their organisation’s audience, and provide feedback on their behalf
  • Have their organisation’s name, logo (if applicable) and general contact details published on the StartupWA website
 

To qualify as a StartupWA Affiliate, your organisation must:

  1. Run meetups / networking groups; events; working space; an incubator, accelerator or similar program; be a group of investors, advisors, industry bodies or similar;

  2. Have an office, activities or representatives based in WA (or intend to do so); and

  3. Focus on digital technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Meetup Groups

Co-Working Space & Events

Startup Programs & Incubators

Investors & Advisory Groups

Industry


Other ways to get involved

StartupWA Delegates are individuals (typically from Affiliate organisations) who have industry expertise / domain experience and contribute to the development of certain Strategic Initiatives and Policies.

StartupWA also carries out its work with support from Partners, who contribute financially and/or in-kind resources either:

  1. in support the organisation’s ongoing operations; or
  2. on a project-specific basis - eg. industry ecosystem reports.

Further details are available here.