Technology , Apps , start ups and Investors

Start ups  and technology  innovations have been given a push start by local entrepreneurs in Australia  like Ruslan kogan  ( and Matt Barrie of ( ) by making a name  and running successful businesses in short period of time with minimum capital.

Fi founder institute start up scene perth

Despite being the most isolated city in the world, Perth’s proximity to Asia gives it an advantage over other states and the start up scene is suddenly buzzing in WA.

Silicon valley is the favourite  destination for most start ups , but things are changing  and  Australia  has recently had many more apps  and  websites that have had success in short time frame like  big,  pozible ,discovr app

Recently ,  the start up scene in Perth is also hotting up with the  global start-up  incubator  Founder institute also launching its Perth chapter.  The Founder Institute is a worldwide network of start-ups and mentors that helps entrepreneurs get started with thier technology projects  and launch meaningful and successful technology companies. The Founders Institute Perth is now based out of Spacecubed and Perth mentors will be in the space to offer their relevant expertise.

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Form  to apply for your start up project  at FI ( founders institute) – the interest form 

I recently attended a  inaugural weekend session for founders institute , and was quite impressed by the line up of speakers  and  got to hear first hand , the success story of the student edge website  founders .

They have a  good mentoring program, with a  reasonable price fee for their start up mentoring programs and provide support and business help to get your business off the ground. Their next sessions are on 13 – Jun 06


spacecubed for start ups perth

Perth has got its first start-up co-working space in the form of Spacecubed  to bring together like minded entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Spacecubed is the brainchild of project manager Brodie McCulloch, who is also the managing director of Social Innovation in Western Australia, a network group for social innovation enterprise groups.

Spacecubed is  500 square metres of space at 45 St Georges Terrace in the Perth CBD. They have  various different membership options, the Community Membership $22.50 per month / $270 per year + gst

Spacecubed is open to all on Friday mornings between 8:00am – 12:00noon and you can drop by and check out  the space for yourself

Check out who have mapped startups from all around Australia including Perth.  You can also check out some Australian business start up stories  at

Perth start ups

Video Below  – Paul De Grijp and Isaak Dury talk about the Perth Startup Scene


  • Crowdfunding platform Pozible.
  • Specialist web company Red Tiki was a finalist at SXSW in Texas
  • Perth-based developer Filter Squad – Discovr app ( formerly known as Jammbox, was founded by Dave McKinney and Stuart Hall)
  • Perth-based consulting group Velrada came second in SmartCompany’s 2011 Smart50 Awards
  • (based in Perth) (instant online booking and confirmation of GP appointments)

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