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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


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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.


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. 


  • 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.