Partners play a vital role supporting the activities of StartupWA, committed to our shared Values and Mission to create the local conditions to enable global success for the ventures of tomorrow. Partners provide financial and in-kind support to deliver annual reporting, quarterly briefings, monthly insights and advocacy with key decision makers.

Without Partners, StartupWA could not contribute as effectively to the growth of the WA economy - on behalf of the startup community and Western Australian businesses of the future, we thank them for their support.

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City of Perth - StartupWA's Major City Partner 2018-2020

The City of Perth has been a long-time supporter of the startup community, including events like Startup Weekend and WestTechFest, plus initiatives such as the original Startup Ecosystem Map  and related reports.

Recognising the crucial role that startups and digital technologies play in creating the digital jobs and innovations of the future, we are proud to announce a three-year partnership between the City of Perth and StartupWA.

The WA Startup Ecosystem Development project capitalises on existing resources, relationships and City of Perth strategy to focus local support on enabling the global success of Perth-based ventures. The project is strongly aligned with City of Perth Economic Development Strategy and the City's new Serious Business Move campaign.

Unearthed - Driving Innovation in the Resources Sector

With its focus on innovation in the resources industry, Unearthed has taken a leading role harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to transform individuals and communities, to create economic opportunities, and to address global challenges. 

Unearthed runs hackathons to connect an international community of talented innovators to some of the most exciting challenges faced by industry. Data scientists and innovators compete globally to build the best solutions to complex industry problems and win substantial cash bounties.  Promising founders bring new technology products to global markets with the Unearthed accelerator. 

The values underpinning Unearthed - to put people first; default to yes; learn by doing; be accountable; be curious; have fun and contribute - are crucial to the evolution of sustainable and vibrant startup communities. StartupWA shares those values and are proud to recognise Unearthed as one of our founding Partners.

Spacecubed - Perth's Innovation, Startup and Coworking Hub

Spacecubed is a social enterprise whose purpose is to influence positive change through the community. Their vision is to empower and connect 100,000 businesses and changemakers by 2025. Based in Perth CBD, they offer tailored spaces - FLUX and Riff, host events for startup community members of all backgrounds, experience and interests. Spacecubed supports programs such as the Plus Eight accelerator (in partnership with muru-D) and a curated community for small businesses, sole traders, corporates and entrepreneurs.

Spacecubed continues to play an integral role in the evolution of WA's startup community. On behalf of its members and programs, StartupWA values their contribution to shaping the digital economy and are proud to recognise Spacecubed as another of our founding Partners.