Today is the day! We are very excited to announce the first cohort of startups selected to participate in the Fusion Founder Program.
Commencing next week, the three-month program will provide founders and entrepreneurs with over one hundred hours of combined mentorship, guest speakers, seminars and workshops to help turn their startups into investable companies. Participants will be based at co-working space Tech Hub in Northbridge, for the duration of the program.
“All of our mentors and guest speakers have experienced startup success right here in Perth,” said Sam. “This cohort will rub shoulders with local startups who speak from experience and will share exactly what it takes to succeed.”
The Nine Fusion Founder Program StartUps
Rachael Stein, Founder of FitJak
FitJak is an online platform that allows you to search, book, and pay for your next fitness session. FitJack has been awarded a full scholarship for the program from Beacham Group.
Leigh Pember & Trace Bridges, Co-Founders of Travel Eggs
Travel Eggs helps backpackers discover a destination through self-guided audio tours. They’re the AirBnB for tours, allowing locals to earn by sharing.
Lori Tyrrell, Founder of The Legal Lackey
The Legal Lackey is a cloud-based platform specialising in case research support, abstracts and reports, interview transcripts, and any other lackey work you don’t have the time or resources to do yourself.
Peter Griffyn, Founder of Dijital
Dijital is a cloud-based platform that provides MSMEs with digital business tools, services and training.
Marcus Cattani, Founder of The Journey Program
The Journey Program combines organisational change with community involvement to prevent injuries in the workplace.
Mark Lockett, Founder of Delivery Engine
Delivery Engine allows independent food retailers and wholesalers to easily get online and connect with customers.
Matt Pound, Founder of Gno-me
Gno-mes are vinyl characters that collectors can send on to other collectors around the world, tracking their progress via hashtags, all while raising money for charity!
Elle Hughes, Co-Founder of EQUIPD
EQUIPD is a peer-to-peer sharing platform for outdoor adventure gear and ultra local tours. EQUIPD was runner up in last week’s Startup Weekend.
Kelli Meugens, Lain Duong, Darren Harlock, James Ross, Co-Founders of Easy OT
Easy OT is a digitalised, in-session care plan app that enables and motivates patient self-tracking, and delivers real-time progress updates to Occupational Therapists. Easy OT won first place in last week’s Startup Weekend.
Mentors and guest speakers for the Fusion Founder Program include the following Perth founders:
Matt Harley, Founder of Hipflask App
Mike O’Hanlon, Founder of Hipflask App
Miles Burke, Founder of 6Q
Kirstin Butcher, Founder of Tili
Branden Dekenah, Founder of Conducive and Sangoma
Jane Farrow, MD of Clever Starfish
Ian Brown, Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD
Cassie Fox, Founder of iZRA
Lauren Trlin, Founder of Buzzy Tasks
Bernie Janes, Founder of Activity HQ (UK & US based)
Cam Sinclair, Founder of Textie
Jack Quigley, Founder of CrowdfundUP
Robbie Nolan, Senior Consultant at Beacham Group
Shahirah Gardner, Founder of Launchcode
Pia Turcinov, Founder of Mystral Enterprises
Ashely Aitken, Founder of Innovately & HEDventures
The Fusion Founder Program culminates with a demo day in August, where program participants are given an opportunity to pitch to both Angel Investors and VCs for seed investment.