Live Event – Morning Startup Perth – 7 June 2016

What does the new financial year mean for your startup? Watch this Morning Startup session to find out. banner 01 640w

Presenters and discussion panel members:

  • Charlie Gunningham (CEO of
  • Justin Strharsky (Director at StartupWA)
  • Kate Meares (Partner EY Research & Development)
  • Andrew Hall (Director of The Founder Institute and Venture Partner at Stone Ridge Ventures)
  • Marc Loftus (Lead Partner – BDO Perth Private Clients Division)
  • Andrew Hagen (CEO, Cycliq)
  • Special appearance from Hon. William (Bill) Richard Marmion MLA BE, MBA – Minister for State Development, Finance and Innovation

Morning Startup
Date & Time: 7 June 2016 @ 7:15am AWST (GMT+8)


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ABC Lateline‘ will be in town and wanted to see what’s happening in the WA startup scene so we thought it would be a great excuse to have a Morning Startup SPECIAL.

We’re pleased to announce a special Morning Startup event next Tuesday morning – June 7th at 7:30am.

As of July 2016, new tax incentives will be introduced to encourage investment in early stage companies as part of the the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Charlie Gunningham (CEO) from Business News will host a lively discussion with a special panel of experts on how these new tax incentives benefit the Perth startup community, and how you as a founder or investor can take full advantage of them.

ABC Lateline reporter Hamish Fitzsimmons will also be attending the event, filming and conducting interviews.

The panel consists of:

Kate Meares – Partner EY Research & Development

Kate comes with 14 years of experience at EY assisting companies access tax incentives including Research and Development tax benefits.

Andrew Hall – Director of The Founder Institute and Venture Partner at Stone Ridge Ventures

Andrew has helped over 100 ventures to develop and successfully execute on growth strategies across a range of industries (3 IPO’s, $200M + in capital raises and numerous trade sales) as either an adviser, investor, or founder.

Marc Loftus – Lead Partner – BDO Perth Private Clients Division

Marc brings over 25 years experience providing Australian and international businesses with financial and strategic advice, especially in relation to taxation, accounting and corporate functions.

Andrew Hagen – CEO, Cycliq

As co-founder and CEO of one of Perth’s hottest startups, Andrew will bring a unique perspective on how these new tax incentives can help founders raise funds and build a great company.

We will also have special guests including Hon. William (Bill) Richard Marmion MLA BE, MBA – Minister for State Development; Finance; Innovation

Grab a coffee and come and join us to hear what the new financial year holds for Startups. Spaces are limited so make sure you RSVP early.