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    Freo Startup Fest 2021

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    Now in its third year, Freo Startup Fest brings together founders, investors, industry, universities and government, all at Little Creatures, one of Fremantle’s iconic venues.

    Built and priced specifically for startup founders and teams, with prizes, awards, pitches, drinks, food AND this year, no less than THREE live bands, playing original music. All for just $25. 

    Come support your local startups and musicians, as we celebrate all that is good in the local startup scene, and raise some good cheer.

    2pm for 2.30pm start: The Sonar Room 

    Arrive early to get a good seat.

    2:30pm - 3:00pm Founder Panel "The Raise, The Launch and The Exit: founders tell their stories" 
    Moderator: Charlie Gunningham

    Panel: Julian Ilich (Tiller Rides), Mel Bainbridge (The Pack) and Glen McIvor (Solv). Recorded in front of a live audience for 'Startup West' podcast.

    3.10pm - 4.20pm Golden Ticket Pitch Event

    Plus Eight, powered by Spacecubed, will be running a pitch event presenting a selection of startups that have completed Plus Eight Sprints, Curtin Ignition, Murdoch University Launchpad, and MedTech Perth Biodesign. The winner will gain entry into the Plus Eight Accelerator bootcamp and entry (including accommodation and flights) to London Tech Week 2022.

    Pitching will be: Massagr, AntiBeauty, Feeding Friend, Sirius Medical,
    Beacon Cyber Safety App, Project Lieve and Force Hooks

    4.30pm - 4.50pm Pitch Frenzy
    Moderator: Charlie Gunningham

    The Pitch Frenzy is a golden opportunity for you to take the stage for 30 seconds and pitch for you what you need. It could be investment, an intro to potential customers or a co-founder. The opportunity is yours.

    4:50pm UK Department for International Trade 

    Speaker: Kirsty Packer: Head of Investment (WA) and Head of Office, British Consulate Perth

    4:55pm City Of Fremantle 

    Speaker: Hannah Fitzhardinge, Mayor of Fremantle

    5pm - 7pm Sundowner on The Deck @ Little Creatures 

    Relax and enjoy the sunset overlooking Fremantle Harbour and the Indian Ocean at an iconic Fremantle venue. Ticket includes canapés and a welcome drink.

    6pm Announce Winner of the Gold Ticket
    Kirsty Packer: Head of Investment (WA) and Head of Office, British Consulate Perth

    Hannah Fitzhardinge, Mayor of Fremantle

    followed by
    Startup News Awards 2021

    Now in its 4th year, these awards help acknowledge the most read article of the year, most listened to podcast, most admired startup, founder and supporter, as voted by the WA startup community.

    7.30pm - 10pm Live Local Bands in Sonar Room 

    Music by proud Pack Music Cooperative Members. MC - Rob Nathan.

    7:30 Saint Street – Amy + Jess + Laura play gorgeous original indie pop-rock, so talented.

    8:30 Charlies Flat – husband and wife Kellie Bennett and Clayton Chipper play spaced-out soul dub with way too much echo.

    9:30 Mama Red & the Dark Blues - "soaked in sin, fueled by gin and on their way to high tea with the devil", Mama Red & the Dark Blues bring dark country pop into the 21st Century.

    10.00pm End of the Programme

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