Perth StartUp Weekend { VIDEO }

Last weekend I was privileged to be a judge at Perth’s StartUp Weekend – a 54-hour frenzy of creativity and business building, all taking place down at Spacecubed in the city.

The video above is a 4 min overview of the weekend, and shows the top 3 teams and interviews with the winners, Bikebus. All 3 were great ideas, well executed and validated. Personally, I could not split BikeBus and PressSnaps – ideas that I think will and should take on.

Perth’s StartUp community is going places – I came away newly energised by what people can do when they attack a problem in a condensed, committed manner.

About the author

Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech and startup sector, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor. Originally from the UK, Charlie worked in Singapore before arriving in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA. Graduating as top student in 1999 he set up online real estate business aussiehome.com, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon Charlie ran reiwa.com. In 2013, he moved to Business News to lead their digital transformation as CEO, and then worked for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program, funding pre-revenue startups and innovative businesses. He now works in an advisory capacity for multiple tech and other businesses, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast. He also writes a column for Business News on startups. Charlie sits on the advisory boards of WA Leaders, TEDxPerth, WAITTA, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and the full board of Rise Network.

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