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Unveiling the 2024 Plus Eight Accelerator with Dr Marcus Tan & Kirsty Packer

13 March @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Unveiling the 2024 Plus Eight Accelerator with Dr Marcus Tan & Kirsty Packer

There have been some big changes to the Plus Eight Accelerator this year…

Firstly, there’s a new team! This year, the program will be led by **Kirsty Packer** — Investment Manager at Purpose Ventures, and joining the team as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) is **Dr Marcus Tan**.

Although Marcus needs no introduction in WA’s startup community, he was the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of Healthengine before stepping away from the helm last year. He is now the Founder & Executive Chairman of the Wellspring group, Venture Partner and Limited Partner at Purpose Ventures, and now EiR for the Plus Eight Accelerator!

For all the other changes to the Plus Eight Accelerator, and to find out why this year promises to be *bigger than ever*, you’ll need to come along to Morning Startup and hear it first-hand from Marcus and Kirsty themselves.

Join us to:

* Hear from this years Entrepreneur in Residence, Dr Marcus Tan (Founder, CEO and Managing Director of Healthengine) and the Program Lead, Kirsty Packer (Investment Manager at Purpose Ventures)
* Network with Plus Eight Accelerator Alumni
* Create new connections with like-minded founders

**What is Plus Eight Accelerator?**
Plus Eight was launched in 2016 by WA’s leading technology hub, Spacecubed, as a seed-funded accelerator program, designed to help local startups go global. To date, over $2.5M+ has been invested through the program, with $16M+ in follow-on investments and a $110M+ latest portfolio valuation. [Learn more about the Plus Eight Accelerator program here!](


* **7:30 am**: Shameless plugs and announcements. Introduce yourself or announce your startup to the Perth startup community!
* **7:45 am**: Unveiling the 2024 Plus Eight Accelerator with Dr Marcus Tan & Kirsty Packer
* **8:30 am**: Networking & delicious breakfast treats
* **9:00 am**: Finish

**Live stream**
This event will also be live streamed for the regions courtesy of the [New Industries Fund]( from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation!

Access the live stream here and post-event recording here:

**Regional watch parties**
Watch the Morning Startup live stream with your local community. Here’s a list of regional watch parties:

*[Y.hub Coworking]( – Office 1/128 Yanchep Beach Rd, Yanchep WA 6035. Note: Y.hub are hosting the watch party the following week on Tuesday as a ‘Lunch and Learn’ from 12pm.*

If you’re interested in hosting a ‘watch party’ for your community, let us know ([email protected]) and we’ll add your event to the list above.

**Grab a coffee courtesy of Tekkon!**
In addition to offering talented, cost-effective developers,[ Tekkon]( is offering free coffee for the first 30 Morning Startup attendees! Just tell the awesome folks at Joey Zaza’s that you’re heading to Morning Startup to kick start your morning!

**Breakfast treats courtesy of KeepSpace**
Not only does[ KeepSpace]( care deeply about your 3PL ecommerce fulfilment needs, they also care deeply about your 7:30 am stomach fulfilment needs! Thanks KeepSpace for providing breakfast!

Thanks also [Ammo Marketing](, [Beacham Group](, [KeepSpace]( and[ Tekkon]( for supporting Morning Startup and the Perth startup community! If you need help with marketing, hiring, ecommerce fulfilment, or developers, check them out and tell them Morning Startup sent you!

Thanks also to the New Industries Fund from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation for live streaming Morning Startup for the regions, with the amazing folks at [](


13 March
7:30 am - 9:00 am


45 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000 au

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