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Last year, the games industry was worth $140 billion USD, which is bigger than both the film and music industry combined. But games and playfulness are able to do so much more than just entertain. They’re proven tools for fostering innovation, creativity, teamwork and risk-taking. Drawing on real-world case studies, including from her own work, Dr. Kate Raynes Goldie (http://kateraynesgoldie.com/about/) will show how playfulness as a mindset and a process can be harnessed by individuals and organisations to work better, be more innovative, and overall, be fearlessly future ready. About Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie Dr. Kate made her first video game when she was 14 with her best friend Helen (they’re still best friends). Now she travels the world helping organisations rediscover the power of games and play and how they can be used for all sorts of nifty things like building better teams, fostering innovation or preparing for the future. Dr. Kate a multi-award winning game designer, innovation facilitator, keynote speaker and explainer of the future. She is a recognised leader in her field with more than 20 years experience working in the technology, games and innovation space. Her work to date has been characterised by a willingness to step into unknown situations and take risks and seize opportunities that others don’t always see. Dr. Kate has a proven ability to really move the needle for people and organisations. This includes activating and growing the Western Australian games industry. Her work with Playup Perth (http://playupperth.org/) directly supported nearly 150 WA-made games and she also led the launch of the state’s first co-working space and funding program for the industry. Her advocacy for the industry also played a key part in the state government’s 2018 announcement of a games industry funding pilot — the first of its kind for Western Australia. Kate is also the host of the Fearlessly Playful podcast (http://kateraynesgoldie.com/fearlesslyplayful), featuring conversations with people using games and playfulness to change the world and themselves. Check out Dr. Kate's website and full bio here: http://kateraynesgoldie.com/about/
Calling all startup founders! On the first Wednesday of each month, let's get together for a tasty beverage or two, celebrate and/or commiserate the month that was, and share plans and ideas for the month yet to be! You might even meet your future Co-founder, Lead Programmer, or Chief Ninja of Ideation and Crypto Research. As Elon Musk could have once said, "All my success is due to drinking with other startup founders as often as possible". This is a very casual, monthly, after-work event, in addition to our fortnightly Morning Startup meetups at Spacecubed. So if you're not a morning person, this is for you! There will be no speakers or formalities. Just a bunch of startups, in a pub, having fun, and learning from each other. We may or may not have sponsors, so make sure you save up ahead of time to cover the cost of your own exotic cocktails and Perth-priced-drinks. (If your company is interested in putting on a bar tab or buying a pizza or two, in exchange for exposure to the Perth Startup Community through our extensive member list, let's talk! [masked] ) To find us, ask the bar staff for the Founder Sundowner table and they'll point you in the right direction. Look forward to seeing you there!