ACYPI Perth | Rising Stars Networking Mixer: "Thinking Innovation"
In Feb 2016, the Australian Government has established a landing pad in Shanghai, China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, to help our innovators at home access talents, investors and venture capital community in Asia. During Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first visit to China in April 2016, a ‘global first’ $100 million Australia-China joint research and science precinct has been announced to be built at the University of New South Wales, expecting to add over $1 billion to Australia’s GDP in its first 10 years alone. On the edge of the resources boom, it's time for Western Australia to reframe its competitive value in achieving long term prosperity. Innovation is key to Australia’s future success, but are we ready to transform and graduate from old ways to the new? Join us at our first ACYPI Mixer of 2016 to discuss new ideas about the Australia China relationship in a new era with some of the best young minds and listen to their own stories engaging with Asia.
  • Date: Monday 23 May2016
  • Time: 6pm for 6.15pm start
  • Location: Trustee Bar & Bistro, 133 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • RSVP is essential
ACYPI’s Rising Stars Networking Mixer recognises and celebrates the best and brightest young minds who have achieved excellence in the technology, innovation and entrepreneurship space, leveraging the deepening relationship between Australia and China in the areas of trade, commerce, innovation and science. This brand new event series serve as the premium platform in Western Australia to inspire young professionals to fully utilise their skills, meet likeminded entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, join new ventures, innovate and commercialise their products and services with Asia.

Featured speaker:

Mark Shelton – CEO of Bloom, Director of StartupWA Mark Shelton is paving the way for the next generation of Western Australian innovators and business leaders. Mark is Founder and CEO of Bloom, a not-for-profit organisation that provides young Western Australians with encouragement, support and infrastructure to grow their ideas into successful ventures. Mark founded Bloom in 2013 at 18 years old and in 2015, its workshops and seminars attracted 2,500 attendees and its co-working space supported 50 entrepreneurs. Now 21, Mark balances Bloom with study in computer science and psychology at The University of Western Australia. Mark is also a Director of StartupWA, an advocacy body representing the startup community. Mark regularly presents on behalf of young Western Australians and the innovation community including at a WA Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into Innovation, Premier’s Young Professional Roundtable, and Governor’s Innovation Roundtable.

Featured venture:

WeTeach WeTeach is a fast growing Australian Edu start-up which connects experienced retired teachers from Australia with Chinese primary school students to learn English online, with part proceeds going to educational projects in rural China. WeTeach encourages a deep rapport to develop between its students and teachers, where teachers nurture the students and the students in turn develop love and affection for their teacher. WeTeach brings teachers, parents, and students from across the globe together into one online family where they can share their knowledge, lives and experience.

This event is proudly supported by ACYPI Perth and ACYA at UWA.

Mon, 23 May 2016
18:00 - 20:00
The Trustee Bar & Bistro 133 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA 6000