The Western Australian government has set aside $20 million for an innovation package in its state budget, delivered by Treasurer Mike Nahan yesterday.
Rather than replicating existing online models that have turned education into a simple transaction, WeTeach wants a deep rapport to develop between its students and teachers.
Western Australian startup Circadyn has developed an analytics platform that aims to help individuals change their behaviour in order to develop healthier habits and stay safe. RestAlert analyses data collected from various wearable technology to provide personal insights through a data dashboard and SMS alert system.
Skytutor is a new app that looks to cut out the middlemen and help students and tutors connect directly.
Shannon Cloy, founder of personal safety app Mi Vista, knows better than most that it isn’t just women who need to be aware of their surroundings and given the peace of mind of knowing that they are secure. Cloy was stabbed outside a hotel nearly ten years ago, and despite multiple CCTV cameras both inside the venue and out, no footage of the offender was captured.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Australia it was time to forget the mining boom and look to technology and innovation as the fuel for the next big thing: the ideas boom. With excellent timing, StartupWA has today released a preliminary report examining the state’s startup ecosystem, looking at the benefits for the Western Australian economy of developing its tech and digital innovation sector, and how these can be achieved.
Not-for-profit Perth startup Care Collective has won the 2016 RAC Member’s Choice award with a prize entry into the SeedSpark incubator, an eight week accelerator program supported by Western Australian insurance provider Royal Automobile Club (RAC
In theory, ridesharing is a great idea. It’s cheaper and often more convenient than taxis, but for some there are too many safety risks associated with getting into a car with a complete stranger. That’s where Perth startup Hitch-a-ride comes in.
The University of Western Australia, Innovation Cluster, and Perth startup studio Atomic Sky have launched a new program to help post-graduate students and researchers develop entrepreneurial skills and commercialise their work.
Farming may seem simple to us naive city folk, but make no mistake: it’s getting increasingly high-tech as the agricultural industry figures out new, better ways to cope with and manage trying conditions and do business better.
Thanks to the internet, we are living in an age where there is almost no chore that can’t be outsourced to someone on the internet, no matter how boring – from lawn mowing to kitchen cleaning to doing laundry, someone will be willing to do it for some extra cash. Though Airtasker and Gumtree seem to have the task outsourcing market sewn up, a Perth entrepreneur has launched a new platform called Buzzy.
Sync Labs, Leederville’s premiere coworking space designed specifically for Perth’s tech startup community where they match investors to entrepreneurs and designers to ideas is now transitioning into a Joint Venture model with Spacecubed
Perth startup studio Atomic Sky has launched a three month program to help entrepreneurs at the helm of early stage startups find investment. The Fusion Founder Program will be running for three months three times a year, looking to address the unique challenges West Australian startups face when looking for investment.
Something is happening over in Western Australia. In January 2013 reports in the media spoke about the growing number of backdoor listings on the Australian Securities Exchange were seen as being quicker and easier than arranging a traditional IPO for smaller mining companies. Most of these companies such as Wolf Petroleum, that listed last year after a reverse takeover involving Strzelecki Metals Ltd and Orecorp who listed in a backdoor deal with Silver Stone Resources Ltd.
Now it seems technology startups are in the limelight.
Time and time again in my old corporate gig, it used to be joked about that WA stood for “wait awhile”. I strongly disagree with this sentiment and would probably relocate to Perth if I hadn’t become such a Sydney-sider, aside from the fact that it is one of the most gorgeous, chilled cities in Australia – what is happening in the tech space there is quite phenomenal.