Western Australia: From Mining to Startup Hub

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

11.00 am CET – 5.00 pm AWST

Duration: 60 min


Known for its remoteness and strong reliance on mining, Western Australia is rapidly transforming from a resource-based economy into an innovation hub – home to numerous fast-growing startups and scaleups in sectors as diverse as Data Science, MedTech, FinTech, Cyber Security, Food and AgTech.

Explore a new frontier for innovation with Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Innovation & the Digital Economy, Kate Kirwin, Founder & CEO of She Codes Australia and Dr. Intan Oldakowska, Co-Founder & CEO, Earflo.

Why attend?

  • Dive deep into WA’s innovation strategy and the government’s crucial role in fostering a diverse startup ecosystem. This includes innovation initiatives aimed at empowering entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, emphasizing the importance of diversity, inclusivity, and equitable access to funding.
  • Listen to the journey of two leading tech entrepreneurs in WA and gain insights into overcoming challenges, leveraging opportunities, and the key factors contributing to their achievements in the competitive global tech landscape.

The webinar will be hosted by Steve Knight, INSEAD Adjunct Professor of Business Communication and Founder & CEO Art of Comms.

Kate Kirwin

Founder & CEO, She Codes Australia

Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Innovation & the Digital Economy, Western Australian Government

Dr. Intan Oldakowska

Co-Founder & CEO, Earflo

Steve Knight

Adjunct Professor of Business Communication, INSEAD, Founder & CEO Art of Comms