Atomic Sky and TechHub are well-known names in the Perth Startup space. They have recently re-organised and decided to focus their attention on the FinTech, IoT and Data-Driven startup markets only. Here’s the skinny:
Atomic Sky has been a stalwart of the Perth Startup community for a few years now. Their TechHub co-working space has been the site of many startup meetups, and the Fusion Founders course was a great contribution to last year’s calendar.
Andy Lamb, TechHub Entrepreneur in Residence and former Deputy Chairman of the WA Angel Investor Network said;
“Western Australia has a wealth of resources in innovative thinking, entrepreneurial desire and collaboration. With tremendous support from our members, partners and clients we have been able to fund our continual growth internally.
We continue to scale with recent additional investment to meet the extremely strong demand for innovation support around emerging technologies. In particular; TechHub has excelled in supporting innovation in FinTech, IoT and Data so this increases our focus moving forward.”
Over the past 3 years TechHub has supported the success of some of the most awarded innovation technology companies in the state. Including ACS Disruptor of the Year Inhouse Group, WA Innovator of the Year TrackEm, Early Stage Innovator of the Year ScanCam, RhinoHide, SpringCloud Tech, and real estate startup MiKastle.
Many of these businesses have now moved into the Northbridge area and an entrepreneurial hub is organically occurring around Tech Hub.
The Atomic Sky & Tech Hub team have also provided commercial innovation support bringing startup thinking to larger companies such as BankWest, Cisco, CCI, Woodside, Curtin, UWA and Science on the Swan. They continue to bring Startup Thinking to any business and will be announcing more corporate partnerships in the coming weeks and moths especially around their FinTech focus.
Jack Quigley, CrowdfundUP Founder and FinTech Australia Director said:
“Its pleasing to see the Perth Fintech scene continuing to grow. As this ecosystem grows, companies like Atomic Sky and Tech Hub have seen the value in supporting the growth of these businesses and will act as a funnel into interstate and overseas markets for these early stage businesses. We look forward to the Fintech ecosystem in Perth having a focus and home moving forward”
Graeme Speak, founder of Bankvault, said:
“It’s great to see Atomic Sky and Tech Hub refocus on the burgeoning FinTech sector. This is one of the hottest sectors now for startup investment, last year receiving $20 Billion in venture funding. Our startup BankVaultOnline.com just won the title of Top Fintech Startup worldwide at the World Cup Tech Challenge in Silicon Valley. There’s a stream of other Fintech startups building technology, getting funded and expanding out of Perth. Western Australia is a nurturing ground which is competing globally. We can speed this up by collaborating and building an eco-system that really supports one another. I’m enthusiastically giving my support to Tech Hub and looking to help interconnect it with other Fintech hubs here in Sydney. What I learned from Silicon Valley and now experiencing again working from another Fintech Startup Hub in Sydney, is the incredible value of collaborating and supporting one another. The value is in the conversations, developing relationships and getting introductions. Atomic Sky’s Tech Hub in Perth is a really important opportunity for WA startup entrepreneurs to embrace and to use”