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// // The WA Gov is supporting 10 local tech startups to attend London Tech Week in June...

The Western Australian Government, through Invest and Trade WA, will support up to 10 technology startups to join a trade mission to the UK for London Tech Week 2023, from 12 to 16 June.

Companies will be selected through a competitive expression of interest process (see link below), which closes on Thursday 13 April 2023.

Who is eligible?

Tech startups based in Western Australia that are ready to expand into European markets.

Who will be selected?

Companies will be selected through a competitive expression of interest (EOI) process. Candidates should explain how participating in London Tech Week will benefit your business.

What are the benefits?

The mission looks to assist WA companies that want to scale up and access the talent, funding and customers. It will also raise awareness of Western Australian technology and solutions capabilities, to attract talent, businesses and investors to WA.

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Successful companies will be provided with exclusive opportunities, including:

  • A pre-mission briefing in Perth with presentations from key WA Government leaders, including ITWA.
  • A welcome reception hosted by the Western Australian Government Office in London (WAGO).
  • A business networking event with an opportunity to engage with delegates from other Australian jurisdictions.
  • Workshops hosted by the UK’s Department of International Trade (DIT), including a regional session, and a session on the Global Entrepreneur Programme.
  • A DIT workshop about the UK opportunity and free trade agreement outcomes for business.
  • Networking evenings.
  • Additional bespoke meetings with key London stakeholders facilitated by DIT.
  • Business matching and venture capital support.

Note: Travel, accommodation, insurance, meals and on-ground expenses are at the cost of the delegate.

For more information, and to APPLY, visit the Invest and Trade WA website. Last year, 10 tech companies were selected, including Functionly, UDrew and Ascend Health.

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