Hon. Bill Marmion MLA, Minister for State Development; Finance announced the Start IT Up WA Challenge – a new initiative to support the next generation of start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Start IT Up WA Challenge aims to support projects with a viable business plan to increase the number of innovative solutions making it to market. Start IT Up will focus on using government data to innovate the way government services are delivered to Western Australians. Participants have the opportunity to win up to $100,000 in prize money.
The most innovative ideas will be used or deployed in Government agencies and if there is industry application of the prototypes, the Government will look towards funding and assisting implementation of the prototypes.