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The Circular Economy movement in Australia has begun. Queensland and South Australia are leading the charge, and the time is now for Western Australia to get on board. A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) aimed at minimising waste and making the most of resources to build economic, natural, and social capital. Is the Circular Economy just another buzzword or is it having real-world impacts on the future of products, materials and waste? How can your startup build on design thinking frameworks and become a part of the Circular economy? What free tools can startups and established businesses use for circularity? Who in Australia is already working in this exciting new global economy? Dylan Lamb, co-founder of Holonic, will answer all these questions and more in a fun and interactive way. About Dylan Lamb Dylan Lamb is the co-founder of Holonic (https://www.holonic.com.au), a systemic design and innovation consultancy, catalysing the Circular Economy movement in Western Australia. They are the continent's first certified Circulab (https://circulab.eu) consultant, a business game and methodology, that has been tried and tested by companies, governments, and academia across the world. The tool has been used by organisations such as IKEA, IDEO, Suez, Loreal and Interface to drive innovation. Dylan's business partner and Holonic co-founder Andrew Thomson, was the first cohort of graduates globally to complete a Circular Economy MBA, from Bradford University. Grab a Voltage Espresso (tell them Morning Startup sent you for a discount) and come and start the day inspired!
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!
David Menzies from Outerspace Design (https://www.outerspace.co - a leading Industrial Design firm based in Melbourne), is visiting Perth and taking us through some of the challenges (and solutions) of hardware product commercialisation. About David: David has a passion for commercialisation and entrepreneurship including experience with start-ups, financing early stage ventures and pre-revenue businesses, product development, sales, marketing and corporate strategy. David has been involved in product commercialisation from idea through to launch of various products through his career across a range of industries. Feel free to connect with David on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-menzies-18b53613/.
Are you developing an innovative product, process or service and could use matched funding of up to $1 million, as well as access to expert advice and connections? Are you marketing your company overseas and would like to recoup some costs? Or maybe you're freaking out over the recent changes to the R&D tax incentive program? Sheryl Frame is the Commercialisation Adviser for the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, and she's here to tell you what's what! Sheryl will be taking us through the wide array of support available through the Australia Government Entrepreneurs' Program (https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/entrepreneurs-programme) including Accelerating Commercialisation and Innovation Connections. She will also talk about the Springboard Enterprises Australia (https://sbeaustralia.org/) that provides female founders the support, tools, expert knowledge and confidence to elevate ambitions and accelerate growth. SBE Australia has helped 56 companies raise $207 million, leading to 2 IPO and 6 exits! Sheryl will also recap on other funding opportunities such as the EDMG grant, and address the recent crackdown on the R&D Tax incentive rules which forced some startups to pay back their previous benefit!(https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/advice/rd-tax-incentive/) So if you're building a company in WA, come along to Morning Startup and learn how to raise money, learn skills, gain connections, and recoup costs with the support offered by the Australian Government.