Startup Weekend, hosted at Spacecubed on the 29th of April to the 1st of May, is a 54-hour experience that will put participants to the test in the startup world. ‘Participants will endure the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup’; as they learn how to create a real company, participants will meet industry leading experts, investors, cofounders and sponsors - who are ready to help ideas and businesses blossom into flourishing local enterprises.
See more about Startup Weekend here.
The event, taking place at the Perth’s largest coworking Space, will support entrepreneurs in building connections and thereby fostering greater participation in STEAM oriented fields and innovation. The STEAM fields incorporate the Arts as a previously overlooked but equally vital component to business practice and innovation, along with the necessity of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Becoming a sponsor of Startup Weekend, Inspiring Australia’s programs in Western Australia aim continue to drive productivity and collaboration between industry experts, researchers, and the public. Following the government’s $1.1billion funded Ideas Boom, they aim to;
Promote deep learning and the real world application of scientific concepts.
Create opportunities for year-round science engagement through ‘pathways’.
Develop events collaboratively and inclusively with a range of partners.
Include existing resources where available and help build on developing resources where suitable.
Work with the ‘Inspiring Australia'team at Scitech to develop an evaluation system to integrate into their science engagement program.
In the launch of the NISA Ideas Boom, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull highlighted the need for an Australian economy to lessen its focus on a receding mining boom, and transition its focus into other areas. Mr Turnbull also highlight that collaboration between industry leaders and researchers is currently the lowest ranking component in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data.