• Gamification: Turning your business into a digital drug.
    CONTROVERSIAL CONTENT WARNING! We are all too familiar with the recent controversy around Facebook and other Social Media platforms and their manipulation of game methodologies such as Likes, shares and comments which hijack natural reward systems to make their product more addictive. This is facilitated through the chemical dopamine found in the human brain. Our presenter on Oct 17th is Kai Ashford-Hatherly, a Game Designer, Game Design Lecturer at SAE, User Experience Specialist & Gamification developer. Kai is often asked what is gamification and why do it? It’s funny because the answer for most people is “add points to everything” for example Flybuys or the Woolworths Rewards. While the point system is an integral facet of gamification in history, the process more relates to incentivising particular tasks with a reward. In this interactive presentation, Kai will demonstrate Gamification concepts, techniques and examples and highlight how any business can use Gamification to get their customers hooked in. Be warned, some of this presentation may make attendees feel exposed or uncomfortable with how they may be unconsciously manipulated by online or software based marketing techniques! Bring a smile, a friend, an open mind and a coffee from Voltage Espresso!

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

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  • Founder Sundowner
    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!

    Nowhereman Brewing Co

    25 Harrogate st West Leederville · Perth

  • How to build a diverse team and get the Government to pay for it!
    If you haven't just crawled out from under a rock where you have been hiding for the past 20 years, you'll know that building a diverse team of talented professionals is critical for building a successful startup. But did you know that the Government will help you tackle this challenge, FOR FREE??? We're not kidding. Join the Morning Startup crew next Wednesday as we host Ebony Meyn and Qonrad Gomez from EDGE Employment Solutions. They'll show you exactly how you can recruit, train and manage talented professionals who happen to have a disability. Their programs provide full support and guidance throughout the whole journey and are fully funded by the Government. With 33 years experience as a not for profit organisation working with more than 2,000 employers, EDGE Employment Solutions has secured over 6,800 jobs for people with disabilities and also has access to various other Government Funded programmes, including: · New Traineeships & Apprenticeships (provides employer incentive payments and wage subsidy) · Graduate Recruitment · Wage Subsidy (assists with initial training/development) · Workplace Modification funds · Supported Wage (productivity assessed wage, based on the award) Research shows that employees with a disability compared to employees without a disability have: Less absenteeism Better safety records Longer tenure Comparable productivity Excellent motivation, dedication and loyalty No impact on insurances and premiums Improved workplace morale Improved corporate image Other ways it benefits you as an employer... Supports you to achieve the ‘triple bottom line’ Elevates you as an ‘employer of choice’ Enhances your public profile Raises your internal profile Improves your attendance, safety and turnover outcomes Strengthens your workforce with dedicated and passionate employees Bring a friend, a smile, an open mind and a coffee (from Voltage Espresso of course) . See y'all Wednesday!

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

  • US startups, ecosystems and lessons we can learn from them.
    The United States is a reference point for Western culture and especially here in startup-land. From Silicon Valley and SXSW to sitcoms, UX and Twitter influencers, many of us contextualise our efforts (and valuations) and ecosystems in the context of the US. But what’s it like, really? Is the US even better than we imagine for raising capital, getting philanthropic funding and growing a venture? Or are there ways in which Australian startups have it better? Should we even be looking to the US as a leader in this area? Andrew Outhwaite will share inspiration, insights and lessons from several trips to the US and other international experience. From Washington to Austin, Sacramento to Portland, he will share stories and lessons from individual ventures, specific ecosystems, and their Federal and State programs in the context of those in Australia and other nations. For startups, this may help you make sense of what you hear and see from and about the US, and both appreciate what we have locally, advocate for it to be better and consider where you target your international efforts better. For government, service providers, corporates and philanthropists this session may give you ideas about alternative ways and roles to play in the startup ecosystem in Australia, and the direction in which to grow it. For us all, this can be the continuation of the conversation and efforts we make to grow an ecosystem that works, for startups, and for those locally and overseas that may look to us (and the US) for leadership or assistance. Andrew is also giving you the opportunity to let him know what you want from the session ahead of time by answering a couple of quick questions here: https://goo.gl/forms/zOUPXLGc1LxixooX2 Responses are anonymous and will directly inform the content and facilitation of the session. About Andrew Outhwaite: Andrew is Chair of StartupWA and delivers the Incubator Facilitator through a contract with the Federal Government. His most recent USA trip was courtesy of a US State Department IVLP scholarship. In 2010 he co-founded the social enterprise incubator, Pollinators Inc and WA’s first coworking space: CityHive. Connect via Twitter @ArOuthwaite or www.wearearising.org Art Credit: Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alasak Hawaii (1995) by Nam June Paik

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

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  • Founder Sundowner - in Partnership with Startmate!
    DATE CHANGE!!! - We're now hosting Founder Sundowner on the first Wednesday of each month (no longer on Thursday). AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT: This Founder Sundowner (Wednesday 5th of September) is in Partnership with Startmate (startmate.com.au - Australia's Leading Technology Accelerator), who will be supplying food and drink and will be happy to chat with local startups in a casual friendly atmosphere. Come along and meet Jessie (and co) from Startmate at this special Founder Sundowner, and/or at Morning Startup in the morning at Riff (details here: https://www.meetup.com/Morning-Startup-Perth/events/sbvpjlyxmbhb/). Can't make it? Startmate are in Perth from the 3rd to the 5th of September. To reach out and book in office hours with one of the Startmate team: https://startmate.com.au/events Applications are now open for Startmate's Sydney 2019 cohort. Apply here: https://angel.co/startmate-exploration-fund-sydney-2019/apply About Startmate At Startmate, we invest in extraordinary founders who are changing the way we work, live and play, and we’re powered by the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in Australia. Startmate's world-class community of mentors and alumni are scaling businesses from the first dollar to the next billion, and we share that knowledge through our 12-week accelerator program, 1:1 bespoke coaching and in-person events. Startmate encourages ambitious founders to hit their next milestone and offers invaluable resources, advice, and support along the way. Since 2010, we've been welcoming exceptional founders into a community for life as the create groundbreaking businesses of tomorrow. This event has been enabled thanks to funding from the Australian Federal Government. ----- About Founder Sundowner 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! 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. As mentioned above, we're lucky to be partnering with Startmate for this Founder Sundowner on September 5th who will be supplying food and a bar tab. If your company is interested in putting on food or a bar tab at a future Founder Sundowner, 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!

    Nowhereman Brewing Co

    25 Harrogate st West Leederville · Perth

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  • Startmate Host Q&A with Nick Drewe from Wethrift
    At this Morning Startup, Jessie Summons from Startmate (startmate.com.au - Australia's Leading Technology Accelerator) is hosting a fireside chat and Q&A session with one of Startmate's Alumni Founders - Nick Drewe from Wethrift (https://www.wethrift.com/). This will be a great session to not only learn about Startmate's accelerator program, but also hear a founder's first-hand experience going through it. About Nick Drewe Nick Drewe is a serial hacker, marketer, and founder. He was a member of Startmate's first Melbourne cohort in 2017, before founding online deals directory Wethrift.com. Nick is best known for using data from social media to predict the outcome of Triple J's hottest 100 countdown. He also created Publishthis.email, a super-simple website publishing platform that took off in Taiwan and Saudi Arabia, and built Ruffle, an anonymous mobile picture messaging app that was a great reminder of why nobody should ever build an anonymous mobile picture messaging app. About Startmate Startmate invests in extraordinary founders who are changing the way we work, live and play, and are powered by the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in Australia. Startmate's world-class community of mentors and alumni are scaling businesses from the first dollar to the next billion, and they share that knowledge through their 12-week accelerator program, 1:1 bespoke coaching and in-person events. Startmate encourages ambitious founders to hit their next milestone and offers invaluable resources, advice, and support along the way. Since 2010, Startmate has been welcoming exceptional founders into a community for life as they create groundbreaking businesses of tomorrow. Startmate are in Perth from the 3rd to the 5th of September. To reach out and book in office hours with one of the Startmate team: https://startmate.com.au/events Applications are now open for Startmate's Sydney 2019 cohort. Apply here: https://angel.co/startmate-exploration-fund-sydney-2019/apply Startmate is also partnering with Morning Startup for this evening's Founder Sundowner event, and will be supplying food and a bar tab! https://www.meetup.com/Morning-Startup-Perth/events/xjmscqyxmbhb/ This event has been enabled thanks to funding from the Australian Federal Government.

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

    2 comments
  • Five Things All Crypto Startups Should Know!
    Drew Pflaum of Munro’s Cryptocurrency Accountants is back – one year on from his last presentation for Morning Startup: Demystifying Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. Drew has specialised in crypto for the past several years boasting over $1 million in tax savings for his crypto clients. During this session, Drew will take us through the five key topics that all crypto startups should know, and update us on the bitcoin, crypto and blockchain space. Word is he’ll also give away some bitcoin cash so remember to bring along your phone! Invite your friends, family and colleagues and join us for what will be a fascinating discussion. About Drew Pflaum: Drew is a CPA qualified accountant and Associate Director at Munro’s – pioneers and industry leaders in cryptocurrency and blockchain tax matters. www.cryptocurrency-accountants.com.au

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

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  • A Tactical Guide to Crowdfunding with Andrew Hagen
    This week at Morning Startup, we're honoured to host Andrew Hagen - Author, ex CEO at Cycliq (https://cycliq.com/), High school drop-out, startup mentor and non-executive board director. Starting out in property development, Andrew’s entrepreneurial spirit had him working mornings and nights on his own business ventures. Andrew went on to create a patented global consumer hardware business incorporating HD video camera and light combos to help keep cyclists safe. The company is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CYQ) Having had the three of the six highest funded Kickstarter campaigns in Western Australia and featuring twice in the highest funded Kickstarter campaigns in Australia raising just over $1,000,000, Cycliq’s products have sold over $10,000,000 into over 50 countries through a mixture of online, in-store and distribution channels and is the subject of Andrew's new book: Kickstarter Success: A Tactical Guide to Crowdfunding (https://www.amazon.com.au/Kickstarter-Success-Tactical-Guide-Crowdfunding/dp/0648301311/). Andrew is going to talk about raising funds for your startup and his startup journey.

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

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  • Founder Sundowner
    Calling all startup founders! On the first Thursday 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 also don't have sponsors, so you will need to 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, lets 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!

    Nowhereman Brewing Co

    25 Harrogate st West Leederville · Perth

    6 comments
  • The Secret to Successful Selling
    What if you could get the secret to Successful Selling in less than 15 mins? Dean Keating, co-founder of District32, will give valuable insights and techniques that have been learned over three decades across multiple industries. Dean will share the Secret to Successful Selling from the philosophy that has been learnt over 30 years without fail. With the Secret to Successful Selling, even a novice sales person can succeed. Dean Keating has 27 years’ experience in the area of Sales with $2 billion + in closed business. Dean launched his sales career at a basement level of door to door sales in Dublin and Glasgow. He entered the corporate world and has worked substantially across Financial Services, Recycling and Telecoms. Dean entered the self employed arena by outsourcing himself to business owners to devise and personally implement sales plans for 5 years working closely with business owners largely in the SME space. District32 was launched in 2015 with his Business Partner, Lorraine Garvie, utilising a Coop model to develop opportunities and exposure for business owners in WA. District32 has 240 companies in Perth as members and is a multiple award winning company. With nearly 3 decades of experience in sales, Dean has worked across many sectors an operated in all arena’s that can be associated with Sales. In his role in Distirct32, Dean provides one to one sales strategy sessions for business owners in order to share the extensive experience.

    Spacecubed

    45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

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