The City of Subiaco is calling for new or emerging businesses to apply for an innovation program that will boost opportunities for setting up shop in Subiaco.
Subiaco Connect is a free six month program that connects new businesses and innovators with experienced mentors, investors and advisors who will guide participants in commercialising their business idea.
The program focusses on research, assessment, testing, marketing and source funding to convert ideas from paper and into reality.
The program will culminate with a showcase event where participants will pitch their business idea to real investors.
Mayor Penny Taylor said Subiaco already had a high concentration of start-ups in the creative industries, health and digital sectors, and the City was aiming for more.
“We’ve piloted a number innovation programs this year, from business capability workshops to investor pitch nights, and entrepreneurs are screaming for more,” she said.
“I want all budding entrepreneurs, start-ups and new business operators to know the City of Subiaco is here to welcome and support them.
“I would love to see the City of Subiaco become a hub for innovators as we continue to build on the start-up movement that’s already present in Subiaco.
The City of Subiaco recently partnered with Curtin University, Perth Angels and AustCyber to deliver innovation programs that support and attract small businesses to the area.
Subiaco Connect is partly funded by the Australian Government Entrepreneurs’ program and will be delivered in partnership with Atomic Sky.
Find out more about Subiaco Connect, and apply before 15 January 2021 at www.atomicsky.com.au
Pictured: panel discussion at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Breakfast event at Vibe Hotel, Subiaco.