Startup WA will be holding an event on Thursday the 14th of September to discuss the opportunities to engage with and create multi-billion dollar industries in WA. Speakers with deep experience in large WA markets will share insights into the size and scale of these opportunities, and discuss how Startups can engage with them. Attendees will also have the opportunity to contribute their ideas on creating the local conditions and how to enable the global success of future ventures.

Speakers at the event will include:

Accelerating Australia Project Manager, 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.


StartupWA formed in 2015 as a non-profit entity to enable a more open, representative and effective approach to advance the technology startup industry for WA.

Register for the event here.

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


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