Spacecubed supporting local economic development through partnerships

Over the last few years, Spacecubed have worked closely with local governments, corporate and industry partners to deliver programs that support and assist economic development in WA.

By
Lauren Quinn
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on
Nov 26, 2020

As a place where people can connect with ideas and learn from industry, Perth is home to a dynamic and fast-paced business environment that drives the development of the Western Australian economy. With the population of WA forecast to reach 3.27 million by 2026 (DSD WA Economic Profile), it’s important that we continue to work with existing and emerging industry sectors to promote Perth as a high calibre business and investment destination.

Here at Spacecubed, we’re passionate about supporting local businesses by providing events, innovative support programs, leadership recognition and unique opportunities for networking, as well as coworking hubs and flex spaces across the state. A major element of our support is our innovation programs, Plus Eight, She Codes and Meshpoints, that work to assist small and  medium businesses to thrive.

 

From idea to reality with Plus Eight

Through partnerships with both government and corporates, Plus Eight caters to business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to grow and scale their offerings. From our seed-funded six month program, to our eight week pre-accelerator, there’s something for businesses at all stages. 

Off the back of successful programs run in both 2019 and 2020, the City of Canning have chosen to partner with Plus Eight in 2021 for the third year in a row, as they continue to provide high-level education and mentoring to businesses within their local area. 

Increasing diversity in the tech industry 

Our partnership with She Codes has played a key role in the increased level of diversity we’re seeing in the STEM industry. Since their inception in 2015, She Codes have already impacted over 5,000 women and are on a mission to inspire 100,000 in the next five years. Why? Because 200,000 more technical workers are needed in Australia by 2025 for us to stay globally competitive.

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Support into the West Australian regions

Building an innovative ecosystem doesn’t start and end in the CBD. Through our regional arm, Meshpoints, we’re able to provide practical support to local innovation facilitators who deliver social benefits to regional communities in WA and beyond. Weaving in technical components from our Plus Eight and She Codes programs, Meshpoints works closely with local, regional and state government to shape policy and support entrepreneurial activity in the regions.


Do you want to learn more about the work Spacecubed does to create and support economic development in Western Australia? Get in touch with us today at info@spacecubed.com to discuss partnership opportunities within our team.

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