Chris Farquhar is the chair of the Entrepreneurs' Programme Committee, which is a subcommittee of Innovation Australia. He's also director of Reparo Proprietary Limited. He spoke to Nick Markham about his experience with WA's tech scene.
Sheryl Frame wears many hats. She's the commercialisation advisor for Accelerating Commercialisation, a federal government program. She's on the board of StartUpWA, Women in Technology WA (WITWA) and Springboard Enterprises Australia. She chatted to Nick Markham about her thoughts on WA's tech ecosystem.
Over the past decade, the early stage innovation and technology (startup) sector in WA has evolved significantly. A vibrant WA high-tech sector could contribute over $76B to $100B in GSP in 2025, with 3000 to 5000 new companies formed per year in the sector, creating over 150,000 new jobs by 2025 and enabling many more.
Boundlss was commissioned by StartUp WA, the Department of Commerce and City of Perth to produce the WA Startup Ecosystem Report, 2015. The report delves into WA's tech scene with indepth research, analysis and interviews with the community. Boundlss CEO, Jonah Cacioppe, outlines the preliminary key findings.