$485,000 Federal grant awarded for AgriStart

$485,000 Federal grant awarded for AgriStart to help 50 regional start-ups take on the world. AgriStart was the only WA business awarded funding in the latest round of the Federal Government’s $23 million Incubator Support initiative.

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AgriStart’s CONNECT: Regional Innovation Hubs will enhance regional innovation in three high-growth areas of Western Australia through training and the fostering of connections to start-up capital investment markets.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the six successful applicants nationally.

“Incubators like these and the start-ups they support play a critical role across the economy in creating high-value jobs and increasing productivity by bringing new products and services to market,” Minister Andrews said.

The three regional areas supported by the AgriStart grant will be the Central Wheatbelt (Northam Hub), Great Southern (Albany Hub) and South-West (Busselton Hub).

AgriStart was founded and is led by agricultural researcher Dr Natasha Ayers and global entrepreneur Peter Rossdeutscher, is a successful consulting company that designed and delivered WA’s first Agtech Accelerator programs and has delivered innovation training in towns across the state. 

AgriStart’s Managing Director Dr Ayers is from a wheatbelt farm in Cunderdin, and will be based in the South-West Regional Hub.

Dr Ayers commented “This funding is a great opportunity to expand the geographical reach of our services, building capability and capital for small business growth across Western Australia. AgriStart CONNECT Regional Innovation Hubs will work with local innovators to connect entrepreneurs in rural areas to the Perth innovation networks and global markets.”

Mr Rossdeutscher added “Regional Australia is blessed with entrepreneurial endeavour so it is wonderful to see Federal support behind AgriStart’s regional growth initiative.  This initiative will create jobs and economic growth across the state by fostering startup success in the three hubs.”

The grant of $485,000 will provide face-to-face training, expert mentoring, online support and networking opportunities for up to 50 small businesses or start-ups in regional 50 over the next 2 years.

Read the official media release from the office of Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology HERE.

To sign up for updates on the programs offered in regional WA visit http://www.agristart.com.au/connect/

For more details contact info@agristart.com.au

Blog written by Sarah Gray

Ads on Wheels using Smart Tech

Ads on Wheels was developed by Perth-based Apps People using smart technology to understand when the driver is in the car and where the vehicle has been driven. 

The founders, Michael Palmer and Daniel Schoonderwoerd of Ads on Wheels are over the moon with the driveway success that they have created. They have a carpark full of drivers waiting to get on board the platform and a tidy royal driveway of advertisers signing up.

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Ads on Wheels is an exciting new concept for advertising, that creates a new way for brands to cut through advertising clutter with a unique way to target geographical locations, targeted demographics and internal word of mouth.

The business model can benefit both drivers and advertisers. Drivers can use their cars to advertise a business and advertisers can get more exposure for their band.  All of this is accomplished by the drivers having back window sticker advertisements.

The app is already available on the App Store and Google Play

LIBERTY GO WEST

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On 1st November Liberty Flexible Workspaces took over the management of Amberley Business Centre in the iconic IBM Building at 1060 Hay Street in West Perth to increase their footprint in Perth.

The previous management of Andrew and Di Hassell had experienced both the best and the very worst of WA’s economic cycle over the last 4-5 years and made a smart strategic decision for the business going forward.

Andrew Hassell commented, “We decided that as a standalone operation we ran the risk of getting left behind and not providing our clients with the service they need. So, we have engaged Liberty Flexible Workspaces to manage the business centre on our behalf. Over the last 8 years they have earned an unquestionable reputation for excellence in facilities management and customer service. This new management will also bring improvements to the client experience, service offerings and business efficiencies, as well as access to the facilities and services at the expansive Liberty portfolio of workspaces.”

Liberty are a Perth owned operator of flexible workspace with five existing locations across the metro area.

Liberty’s Founder & CEO, Jamie Vine, “We’re an ambitious organisation that has shared those tough times and have begun to come through because of our dedication to customer service and flexible arrangements. This new location shows this growth continuing. We are delighted to support Andrew and Di with their business strategy. Our operations and management processes provide landlords and existing workspace operators with a lot of value and opportunity.”

Find out more about LIBERTY Workspaces HERE

APPS People create HiveXpress trading app for HiveXchange

HiveXpress App by APPS People

HiveXpress App by APPS People

HiveXchange is an independent digital marketplace which facilitates an efficient and profitable trade of wholesale fresh produce both across Australia and in export markets.

In addition, HiveXpress app allows buyers and sellers to trade freely as a sales tool that makes it possible to connect and trade on the run - anytime, anywhere.

HiveXpress was APPS People’s first dip into cross-platform application development and it has been a huge success.

“Cross-platform development allows us to write one set of code for multiple platforms (iOS and Android).” Says Stuart Kidd, “It's not the right decision for every type of mobile app project but it fitted perfectly based on the client's requirements. This ultimately means that only one code base needs to be updated instead of the usual two.”

The app is on the App Store and Play Store


Studio Startup residents, APPS PEOPLE, are a multi-award winning agency specialising in the design and development of mobile and web apps.

You can get to know more about APPS People’s work and team HERE.

Modern Office, Meeting and Hotdesk Space Opens in Burswood

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LIBERTY has expanded to Burswood, bringing private offices, open plan cubicles, training and meeting rooms for businesses of all sizes and some of the best parking in Perth.

Liberty is known for exceptional service and modern facilities with all the mod cons such as fast WiFi, virtual office, full kitchen with the latest coffee machines, showers, bike racks and help when you need it, all wrapped up in a professional and stylish environment.

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Location: 53 Burswood Road, Burswood WA 6100

The CBD is 5 minutes by car or bus, Perth International & Domestic Airport is 9km away and is serviced by a shuttle bus every 30 minutes. Optus Stadium and the Crown Resort & Casino complex are only 5 minutes away and access to Canning Highway provides a direct route to Fremantle and the Freeway.

Virtual Office: Offering professional personalised phone answering service from a virtual receptionist creating the kind of perception your business deserves.

Liberty Burswood Launch party 11 October 2018

Liberty Burswood Launch party 11 October 2018

For more information phone 1300 235 879 or go to the WEBSITE