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Innovator of the Year 2017

How inventive have you been in the last 12 months?  Applications for the WA 2017 Innovator of the Year program are now open.

Award winners will share in a prize pool of $145,000 to help commercialise their innovations, with the overall winner receiving a prize of $75,000.  Finalists and semi-finalists will receive professional assistance in the form of pitch presentation training, one-on-one mentoring, financial forecasting and a legal health check to enhance their prospects of commercialisation.  Finalists will also receive an edited video so they can showcase their innovations to the world.

Winners from last year include an electronic pain assessment tool, which utilises automated facial recognition technology, the world’s first fully automated 3D robotic bricklaying system, an industrial grade threaded nut combined with a rapid release mechanism, Flash flaming of seeds to improve land restoration, Instatruck: an on-demand truck matching service for customers’ with specific delivery requirements and owner/drivers who have delivery capacity.  The ideas and winners are as diverse as our whole economy.

Applications for the 2017 WA Innovator of the Year Program are now open. Applications close at 12:00pm AWST on 6 June 2017.

2017 WA Innovator of the Year program details: 

Reshaping our World – Technology in industry

Technology is now in everything we touch. It is switching, fixing, simplifying, adjusting, speeding up the world (and industry) as we know it – with robotics and 3D printing, remote control and smart everything, energy storage and artificial intelligence.

This is transformative stuff and we are living in the fourth industrial revolution.

On Tuesday 30th May, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WA) is hosting a light breakfast with a presentation by their Chief Economist Rick Newnham.

In this presentation, he will discuss the convergence of the physical and digital worlds and explore the eight essential technologies that will affect WA business and the economy in the future.

Venue – CCI Function Centre, Hay St.

Cost – $45/$55 (Mem/Non Mem)

More Info and Register – Click here 

It’s on again….

Calling all entrepreneurs, new thinkers, young and old.  Startup Weekend is back for it’s 10th occasion at Spacecubed.

If you’ve never been it’s 54 hours of intense mind blowing action and real businesses come from it. Starting at 5.00pm on Friday it all wraps up on Sunday evening at 9pm.

It’s a learning experience for everyone.  Learn how to pitch, meet interesting people, make excellent contacts, start a new career.

And all of that for under $100. Can’t be bad!

Watch the video here

Go to the facebook page here

Register here

StartUp Weekend

stratup-weekend-1611Returning for its 9th time at Spacecubed, Startup Weekend will be held in Perth, November 4th – 6th.

In just 54 hours, you experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life as a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

It is two and half intense days kicking off at 5.00pm Friday 4th and collapsing at 7.30pm Sunday 7th November!

All of that will cost you a shade under $100. If this sounds like you, you can still get a ticket HERE.  You can also save 10% by using the promo code “SWRocks.”

You can learn more about Startup Weekend at or

LatestBuy are on the Trail

garage-sale2Town of Bassendean ranks in top 10 for garage sales registered Australia wide !!!

With 34 garage sales registered by residents, the Town is now ranked 7th Australia wide on a per capita basis of population for the number of garage sales registered !!!

Well done to Darren and Shaun Campbell from (113 Broadway, Bassendean WA 6054, Australia) who are the latest to get on board!!

This dynamic duo is opening their showroom and warehouse doors for a Mega Garage Sale with items starting from $1!  Toys, gadgets, kitchenware, collectibles, barware, novelties, outdoors and lifestyle products and on and on. They’re one-off product samples, discontinued lines, unwanted returns but they’re all in 100% working condition!

It’s not too late to register your business for the 22 October if you want to.  Just go to the Garage Sale trail web site here and put down all your details.  There is no cost remember


Railfest Thundering Back

raifest-2016The men of steam of Rail Heritage WA at the Railway Museum are back with a vengeance this year.

A great range of visiting displays, including several new heritage displays, and Brookfield are helping to spread the  safety message to the young. There will be the free shuttle bus again to reduce parking hassles, thanks to Metrobus.

Sounds like we will have the old-fashioned throb of a 60 year old X diesel class turning over during the day!

And the latest additions – model traction engines in steam (BIG ones – over 2 metres long!) and the Swan Woodturners will be demonstrating their skills.

Charity Golf Day ~ 11 November 2016

charity-golf-dayEvery year since 2012 local businessman Tony Prospero from MASC has organised a terrific charity golf event at Joondalup Resort.

Tony is one of the founders of Holeseekers, a group which amongst other things organises this annual event.

It goes without saying that Tony is a golf tragic but to join in the fun for this Golf Day, you don’t have to put yourself through the same toil that he does!  The event is organised to enjoy and afternoon of fun and to raise funds for a very valuable causes.

The charity is Bridging Communities and to date they have raised $50,000.

You can sponsor various elements of the day or just register a team as a player. The full details can be found here.  Information on last years event and a video can be found here.


TEDxPerth 15:10:16

tedxperth-2016sqYour one and only reminder!

Next TEDx event for Perth is scheduled on Saturday 15 October. It will be held as previously at the Perth Concert Hall.

Tickets will be on sale from 13 September. and as tradition holds, none of the speakers have yet been announced but tickets always sell out before they are announced!

If you’ve never been before definitely recommend it.  tedxperth-2016sq2It will wipe out your whole Saturday but you will always treasure it.  I never heard of someone who was disappointed.

Subscribe to their mailing list for exclusive presale tickets:

Keep an eye on their Facebook page here


Garage Sale Trail 2016

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The Town of Bassendean has got behind the amazing phenomenon of the Garage Sale Trail.  The Town has jumped on board  along with about 150 other local governments around the country who all see it as the best and most fun way to reduce the amount going to landfill

So what is it all about?

On the 22 October 2016 the whole of Australia (nearly) is promoting the benefits of recycling their second hand wares.

From the Councils registration you can

  • Join the reuse movement to declutter your home, make some pocket money and have fun meeting your neighbours.
  • Put your sale on the Garage Sale Trail at
  • It’s a great way for community groups, schools and charities to fund raise, you can make an average $735 – $2000 on the day.
  • Anyone can get involved and it’s FREE to register.
  • By participating in Garage Sale Trail you get a sale page on the national map, media coverage of the event and free promotional materials to promote your sale locally.
  • The web site provides great tools to use to promote your sale locally, and together we make a difference.
  • Register early to receive a FREE pack with posters and flyers spread the word about your sale. The first 2,500 sales to register by 25 Sept in participating council areas will get a Promo Pack in the mail.

Businesses are very welcome to get involved.  If you would like to learn how have a look at the Garage Sale Trail website.

P.S. So far Bassendean,Eden Hill and Ashfield have 12 Garage Sales registered!!!

Calling Creative Women

womens business colThe research team at WA architecture firm Post- loves creative women who do rad things. They’ve designed an event called Women’s Business, where 10 creative strangers gather for a pop-up dinner. Their first event has been a sell out,

The event pairs established women in creative jobs with those who are just starting out, to empower them to play a leading role in the future of innovative Australian business.

You can learn more about upcoming dinners and put your name down for a seat at