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Talk Of The Town: Friday 21st November 2014

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

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 Amazon Web Services team will be hosting an “Office Hours” session for Spacecubed members in the Vault on the afternoon of Monday 24 November 2014. AWS provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Sign up here.
  • Jess Banaszak from YellowBanana is running an introductory course called “Intellectual Property for Startups – the Basics” next week.  Several sessions available. Yes she is a lawyer so she knows her stuff.
  • Startup Weekend begins tonight, there are unfortunately no participant spaces left, but you are welcome to grab a ticket and come watch on Demo Day.
  • The School for Social Entrepreneurs is having a free event “The Big Conversation – Fostering social entrepreneurs in Western Australia” on Tuesday night next week, tickets available here.
  • If you are looking for a co-founder, developer, designer, employee, employer, or any kind of help or want to list a task, you can post it here on //StartupJobs.
  • Want to get your startup featured here on //Startup News? It just got a lot easier.  Answer the profile questions on this interview form and we will do the rest.
  • News From the Uber Perth team: Hey everyone! Free uberX week this week – 5 free uberX rides until Sunday. You get 5 FREE rides, up to $50 each. New and existing users are eligible, No promo code necessary; all you need to do is ride, Valid from 6am Monday through midnight Sunday. Offer not valid on UberBLACK.  Free rides to Startup Weekend methinks.
  • Perth SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating creative projects in Perth, modelled from Detroit SOUP in the USA. For $5 guests receive soup, salad, bread, and a vote. You can read more about the concept on their website or read about the original idea at
  • Perth smartphone battery pack startup Flat Attack’s KickStarter campaign goes live today.  Help Tony and the team out, make a donation,
  • If you are looking for an off the shelf startup, Ranjeev Sidhu says that is for sale!
  • fSpace is taking Freo ‘insideOUT’ and will set up an outdoor co-working space and lounge area where people will be able to explore the many benefits of co-working. Check it out next Friday 28 November.

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Patrick Green

Patrick is the co-founder and co-editor of Startup News. With a history in software and startups, he gets a kick out of seeing other peoples ideas come to life.
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