Talk Of The Town: Friday 5th September 2014


Talk of the town is our weekly post of links and tidbits that we hear about, but didn’t get time to write about.


  • The Hahn Jumpstart program closes next Friday, worth a look, grab a friend, pitch your idea today.
  • OzApp Awards are back! Hot out of my inbox comes this announcement.  We will bring you more news on this shortly. $100, 000 🙂
  • Every hackers favourite hackathon, Startup Weekend Perth is back at Spacecubed. Keep your calendars free on Friday the 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of November because  Startup Weekend is returning to Perth! More at SWPerth.
  • Enkel News: As part of the global 24-hour education hackathon, enkel will run a free local event in Western Australia Sep 26-28. The main theme is the future of learning and education. More info + Sign up here!
  • Enkel News: For national Fair Food Week, enkel are hosting a guerrilla conference around the future of food at the South Fremantle Farmers Markets on 12 October. More info here!
  • Enkel News: A 10-week ideas accelerator, which is a series of workshops aimed to help a group of futures-focussed people to get their ideas for businesses, products, services or projects off the ground. Based on collaboration, networks and peer-to-peer mentoring. Sign up + more details here!
  • Atomic News: Last weeks Golden Ticket PR-event was a big success and based on feedback we are now planning on putting together a more intensive 4 hour workshop that will be happening in the coming months. Stay tuned! If you’re interested in attending the next workshop, please get in touch with Andy or Shahirah.
  • Atomic News: Pitch-To-Us. Do you have an idea which you think has got legs, but need some help understanding how to go about developing it? Contact
  • Startup Ovation has changed name, its now called Startup West. Everything else is still the same, October 24th 2014, Whipper Snapper Distillery, official launch of the event to be on the 19th September.  its gonna be a ripper.
  • This week, is Ignition Week! You may have noticed there is a fair bit of activity going on out at Bentley Tech Park, well Curtin Ignition is on again, and the attendees reckon they are really getting their moneys worth. More on that soon, but have a look at Curtin Ignition to see what its about.
  • Sixty27 News: Lean Startup For All  Sundowner is on today at 5pm Sixty27 Joondalup. Thinking of starting a business?  Already started but unsure what the next steps are in the growth? Then the lean start-up process of build, measure and learn is for you.  Phil will take you through the principles of lean start-up and some of the pitfalls to avoid when starting and growing your business. More info.
  • TEDx has released more tickets. Its a ballot for another 100 tickets, so if you missed out, this is your shot.
  • Jason O’Neil has good news, Today We Learned has made it as a finalist in Rackspace’s “Small Teams, Big Impact” competition,and next Thursday will be pitching in Sydney to a panel of very cool people, including Robert Scoble.  Check out Today We Learned.

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