• Challenges of Creating Physical Products with David Menzies (Outerspace Design)

    Does your startup sell, or is intending to sell a physical product? There is a lot to consider such as getting the product right, raising capital, minimising scope creep, market testing, sourcing manufacturers, and getting the time to market right - just to name a few. But what are the major reasons why physical products either succeed for fail? David Menzies from Outerspace Design (https://www.outerspace.co - a leading Industrial Design firm based in Melbourne), has seen it all, from wildly successful product releases to complete flops, and he's visiting Perth to share the lessons he's learned over the years specialising in hardware product commercialisation. Grab a Voltage Espresso and come join us for what will be an enlightening and informative presentation. Start the day inspired! 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/.

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  • Founder Sundowner

    Nowhereman Brewing Co

    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!

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  • The Circular Economy: Moving Beyond Design Thinking with Dylan Lamb.

    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!

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  • How to leverage LinkedIn to build your brand with Nathanial Bibby

    With over 600 million members worldwide most businesses know that their prospects are on LinkedIn, but lack a system to engage them without coming across as spam or salesy. This week, Nathanial Bibby from Bibby Consulting Group (https://www.bibbyconsultinggroup.com.au) will take us through the exact process (used by the top 2% of marketers) to find, connect and engage key decision makers, without being salesly or spamming your network. Did you know that: - 75% of the B2B companies use social media to make buying decisions? - 50% of B2B companies use LinkedIn for making purchase decisions? - 76% of B2B buyers rely on recommendations from their professional network? If you're looking for a predictable and measurable system to attract 20-50 leads from LinkedIn each month with $0 ad spend, then don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced and sought-after LinkedIn strategists worldwide. All attendees will receive a free "LinkedIn Starter Pack" with checklists and templates to fast-track your success. About Nathanial Bibby: Nathanial Bibby is the Managing Director of LinkedIn marketing specialists, Bibby Consulting Group with offices in Melbourne and Perth. The Bibby team have generated over $400 million in sales for their clients with their LinkedIn lead generation service and Nathanial has trained over 10,000 business professionals on how to use LinkedIn for business. Clients include Channel 7, BT Financial Group, Capital Group, Harvey Norman, Westpac, Western Union and Apple. More about what they do at Bibby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BDv1HYq4_k Check out Nathanial's Speaker Showreel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT-XSbOWLtU

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  • Founder Sundowner

    Nowhereman Brewing Co

    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!

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  • Out of the frying pan, into the fire. Startup lessons with Nick Lonie

    Jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire, local entrepreneur Nick Lonie went from a near-death experience to starting an online childcare business! Starting a business comes with many challenges that are not obvious until you start. It is always educational to hear the experience of someone that has spent the last few years battling it out to make their idea work. Nick is the founder of Kin Childcare (https://kinchildcare.com), an online babysitter booking service. He has been hard at it juggling startup and family life, getting customers, building products, building teams, meeting investors, travelling to San Francisco (https://www.spacecubed.com/post/10-days-in-san-francisco) and graduating top accelerators (https://pluseight.spacecubed.com/alumni/2018). Nick has graciously agreed to share some of the learning over the past few years getting Kin Childcare off the ground, including: - Building the right team - Challenges of the gig economy - Lessons learnt from startup accelerators - Juggling startup tasks Don't miss this one! You'll almost certainly be left with some motivating takeaways and potentially business-saving advice as Nick lays down some of the realities of building a startup from Perth. Grab a Voltage Espresso (tell them Morning Startup sent you for a discount) and come along to the beautifully renovated Riff and start the day inspired!

  • Harness the Power of Play with Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

    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/

  • Founder Sundowner

    Nowhereman Brewing Co

    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!

  • 8 Hottest Tactics For Growth Marketing in 2019 (and how to implement them)

    Digital marketing is changing quicker than Zuk changes his undies. It’s a bit disturbing. What worked for growing your business in 2018 is unlikely to work as well in 2019. Staying ahead of the marketing curve is now more urgent than ever. On the 6th of February, learn about the hottest emerging growth marketing tactics from Perth’s own growth marketing gun Cam Sinclair. As founder of Ammo Marketing (https://www.ammomarketing.com.au), his team has helped over 120 startups and businesses grow using the Pirate Metrics framework (AARRR!). He’s even flearned the hard way with a number of his own startups that have been and gone. Cam will share his 8 hottest practical tactics for validating early-stage startup ideas, acquiring early users, improving app downloads, harnessing Google voice search and generating new B2B leads. He’ll use real-world examples and step-by-step actions so you can implement them yourself. If you’re seriously ready to grow in 2019, bring a coffee from Voltage Espresso (our sponsor), a stack of questions for Cam and get along to this valuable session with one of Perth’s best growth marketers.

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  • Startup Pitch Practice!

    The Riff - Ground Floor

    Pitch Practice is on again! For the first Morning Startup of 2019, we're giving you, the upcoming new startups of Perth, a chance to practice your pitch in front of the non-intimidating and supportive Morning Startup audience. This will also be the first Morning Startup in the newly renovated ground floor at Riff! How exciting! Why pitch? Because communicating what your startup is about is an essential skill that only gets better with practice. Every pitch will teach you something about the way you tell your story, allowing you to refine it so it has an even bigger impact on the next audience. This is a great opportunity to get some practice under your belt in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The plan: Each startup gets three minutes to pitch and two minutes to answer questions from the audience. You'll be clapped out as soon as the 3-minute mark is reached. Only three minutes? WTF?! Yeah, that's right. Three minutes prevents waffling, keeps the audience listening, and gives more people the opportunity to have a go! You need a short, succinct pitch that clearly communicates: 1. The problem you're solving. 2. Who the customer is. 3. Why your startup is unique. 4. Can it be copied? Does it stand out? Is it interesting in some way? 5. The market opportunity. 6. How you are going to market/sell. 7. Call to action. Are you looking for investment, co-founders, talent, advice? Register to pitch Spaces are limited, so if you're interested in pitching, email us ASAP at [masked]. Include your contact details and a quick description of your startup and we'll be in touch! If you're reading this thinking "I should do it, but it's totally out of my comfort zone", then email us now ([masked]) before you give yourself another excuse not to. You won't regret it! (https://medium.com/the-mission/get-out-of-your-comfort-zone-your-success-depends-on-it-23f6be0f740d) Register to watch Even if you're not interested in pitching, please come along and be part of the audience to ask questions and give feedback. There will also be half an hour of general networking after the pitches to provide feedback one-on-one. Just hit the button on this page to tell us you're coming. So come along, bring a Voltage Espresso coffee (tell them Morning Startup sent you for a discount), and start the day inspired! It's free!

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