September event - Big problems and Big opportunities
Sep
14
5:45pm 5:45pm

September event - Big problems and Big opportunities

We have a problem and an opportunity... The multi-billion dollar local opportunities for WA startups.

Date: Thursday 14th September

Time: 5:45pm arrival for 6pm start, ends at 7:15pm

Location: The Platform, Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Australia https://theplatform.space

RSVP: https://startupwa_opportunities.eventbrite.com.au

And, please help direct out future activities by completing this survey: http://bit.ly/StartupWAsurvey 

Join the StartupWA community to have the conversations that matter: creating the local conditions, enabling the global success, of the ventures of tomorrow.

This month, join our guests and contribute your insights into the big problems and opportunities sitting right under our noses. If you are looking for a market to target, these are some big ones, and where you could leverage WA’s competitive advantage to launch into the global stage. We’re inviting speakers to share insights into the size and scale of these opportunities, and share insights on how Startups can engage with them.


StartupWA will also be making announcements of new partnerships, membership opportunities and more.  And, don’t forget the value of the networking and connections - last quarter more than 150 participants from startups, corporates and government met and mingled.

Read and watch our July event.

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Guest include:

Each panellist brings deep experience in engaging with multi-billion dollar markets in multiple roles, bringing a roudned and insight-filled perspective

  • Ian Brown - a professional non-executive director, an innovation consultant and an entrepreneur with global commercial experience across industries. He is also current Vice Chairman of Perth Angels, Deputy Chairman of Activ Foundation, Strategic Advisor to the Energy Pipelines Collaborative Research Centre and facilitator for the ON Program, a national innovation accelerator powered by CSIRO.

  • Bill Withers - Bill founded acQuire - a Geoscientific Information Management System used by mining companies to store drilling data. Since handing-over acquire in 2014 he has lead ADAPT by Design, building solutions to enable Founders to build resilient businesses.

  • Dave Newman - a highly skilled digital innovator with over 20 years of experience in digital business and software design and build. In addition to leading his own ventures, he has run and won many hackathons and idealisation initiatives for tech startups to large enterprises. Most recently he played a lead role in the Ministry of Data Hackathon, working on validated problems with state-owned utility companies

  • Dr Maud Eijkenboom - Maud is an R&D and commercialisation executive with 20 years multinational, listed, private, start-up, incubator and consulting experience in the life sciences industry. She has invented and/or developed a wide range of technologies, including drugs, devices, biologics, digital health, veterinary, complementary medicines, cosmetics and nutraceuticals. 

Agenda:

  • 6:00 Opening, updates since last quarter, 

  • 6:10 Introduction to guests and topic,

  • 6:15 Panel discussion with brief presentations and facilitated Q&A

  • 7:00 Summation, launch of new initiatives, future events

  • 7:15 Networking and close

Tickets are free, including refreshments, thanks to StartupWA supporters and volunteers.

Read the highlights or watch the video of our July 2017 event.

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Growing a whole innovation ecosystem?
Jul
14
5:45am 5:45am

Growing a whole innovation ecosystem?

Growing a whole innovation ecosystem?

Insights for sectors, cities, regions and nations.

RSVP required, via Eventbrite

You’re invited to StartupWA’s next event where we have the conversations that matter, creating the local foundations that enable the growth of globally-significant ventures.

This quarter, join our guests and contribute your insights into how to grow a healthy ecosystem. This session is relevant whether you are in a niche sector, regional city, or care about what’s happening interstate and internationally. This forum is a great opportunity to voice your views and listen, as a founder, facilitator or investor.

This is highly topical, as the role of our sector becomes increasingly significant in job creation, talent attraction and economic growth. The speakers and discussion will give some context for how we advocate for progress in WA, and will lead into our launch of this year’s survey of the startup sector with StartupMuster.

This quarter we we are updating the format to increase opportunities for participation and providing updates on new initiatives and opportunities through StartupWA.

RSVP required, via Eventbrite

Guests include:

Agenda:

  • 6:00 Opening, updates since last quarter, 

  • 6:10 Introduction to guests and topic,

  • 6:15 Panel discussion with brief presentations and facilitated Q&A

  • 7:00 Summation, launch of new initiatives, future events

  • 7:15 Networking and close

Tickets are free, including refreshments, thanks to StartupWA supporters and volunteers.

Guest Bios

Monica Wulff

Monica Wulff co-founded Startup Muster in 2013 after recognising a lack of insight and statistics about the Australian startup ecosystem. Upon graduating from Macquarie University with a Bachelor in Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Economics she joined the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Monica caught the startup bug after visiting a friend at their coworking space and has been actively contributing to the ecosystem ever since. In 2015 Monica left the corporate world to take on the CEO role with Startup Muster full-time. 

Linda Cunningham

Linda Cunningham relocated to Western Australia in October last year to take up the position with the Peel Development Commission as Director of Transform Peel, an innovative program funded through Royalties for Regions that aim to attract new business investment into the Peel and create 33,000 new jobs to meet the needs of the predicted population growth from 130,000 to 440,000 by 2050.

Prior to this Linda had lives on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland where she had extensive experience in local and state government, and the private sector, working predominantly in Regional Economic Development, focusing on industry growth and job creation in diverse sectors including ICT, Biotechnology, Health, Medical and Lifesciences, Education and Training and Tourism.  Her focus has been innovation, incubators, commercialising, investment attraction, developing hubs and clusters, building business capability, export readiness and developing supply and value chains to achieve collaboration and consolidation for export distribution.

Darren Gibson

Darren is currently the Collaboration and Innovation Manager based within the Office of Research and Innovation at Edith Cowan University, leading the commercialisation, innovation and industry engagement program; including THE LINK project.  His background is in medicinal chemistry, having being a senior research scientist for more than eight years within Biotechnology along with several years of Research Governance and Clinical networks experience. Darren graduated in Medicinal Chemistry, BSc (hons), from Dundee University in 1997 and obtained a PhD in Biological Chemistry from the University of St Andrews in 2001.  In 2011, he completed a LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from De Montfort University.

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Feb
2
7:00am 7:00am

Voice AND vote - Startup priorities for 2017 Election

  • 45 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Startup Sector Priorities for 2017 State Election

We invite you to attend a community forum to provide your perspective on what the state government should be doing for the startup ecosystem in 2017.


Drawing on the recommendations of the 2016 WA Startup Ecosystem ReportStartupAUS Crossroads report and with reference to the WA Government’s 2016 Innovation Strategy, StartupWA has identified a number of issues that we believe should be prioritised by State Government in 2017.

We are engaging widely to get feedback from the startup community and ensure that what we communicate and advocate for reflects your priorities.

We invite you to attend a community forum to provide your perspective on what the state government should be doing for the startup ecosystem in 2017.

The session will include:

  • Introductions to new StartupWA CEO
  • Summary of the recommendations from reports
  • Discussion and voting on priority recommendations
  • Identifying effective advocacy actions

Date: Wednesday, February 1
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Spacecubed, 45 St Georges Tce, Perth

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Launch: WA Startup Ecosystem Final Report 2015
Jul
26
5:30am 5:30am

Launch: WA Startup Ecosystem Final Report 2015

Come celebrate the launch of the final WA Startup Ecosystem Report 2015

After more than 3 months of intense research into the startup community in Western Australia comes the launch of the final WA Startup Ecosystem Report 2015.  The report covers the Western Australia startup ecosystem from launching a new venture to financing and growing a technology business.  Come along to learn more.

StartupWA, is a not-for-profit, representative organisation which promotes the growing technology startup sector in Western Australia. StartupWA aims to accelerate and promote the technology startup ‘ecosystem’ that includes investors, technology hubs, accelerator programs, and early stage technology startup businesses.

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Q&A with Wyatt Roy, Federal Assistant Minister for Innovation
Dec
16
6:20am 6:20am

Q&A with Wyatt Roy, Federal Assistant Minister for Innovation

The Hon Wyatt Roy MP, the Federal Assistant Minister for Innovation, is heading to Western Australia for an innovation tour and is dropping by Spacecubed for a public Q&A session about all things startups.  

In addition, MP for WA, Matt Taylor and WA Senator, Lynda Reynolds will be on the Q&A panel to discuss WA innovation initiatives and answer any local questions that come up.  

The event will be moderated by Nick Sas, Tech Reporter for Seven West Media.

Tickets are limited, so make sure you sign up early to have your questions answered on the direction of the federal government's innovation strategy and meet these MPs.

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WA Startup Ecosystem Preliminary Report 2015 Launch
Dec
9
8:30pm 8:30pm

WA Startup Ecosystem Preliminary Report 2015 Launch

Come celebrate the launch of the WA Startup Ecosystem Preliminary Report 2015 with keynotes from Matt Taylor MLA.

After more than 3 months of intense research into the startup community in Western Australia comes the launch of the WA Startup Ecosystem Preliminary Report 2015.  The preliminary report covers the Western Australia startup ecosystem from launching a new venture to financing and growing a technology business.  Come along to learn more.

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StartupWA Official Launch
Nov
14
5:45am 5:45am

StartupWA Official Launch

Come celebrate the official launch of StartupWA with a Keynote from Hon. Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA, WA Minister for Finance; Mines and Petroleum.

Are you part of WA's growing startup ecosystem?  Come find out how you can make your voice heard and help to create a vibrant local startup sector.

StartupWA is a not-for-profit, representative organisation which promotes the growing technology startup sector in Western Australia. StartupWA aims to accelerate and promote the technology startup ‘ecosystem’ that includes investors, technology hubs, accelerator programs, and early stage technology startup businesses.

 

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