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App/tech business of the week ~ Famylia

Famylia is an online communications tool for co-parents, which aims to reduce conflict after a divorce or separation.

Safescape has the edge on mine roads

The top Western Australian company in this year’s Energise accelerator program is developing an ambitious plan for robotic on-site manufacturing of equipment it believes will boost safety and dramatically cut costs at open pit mines.

Plus Eight finalists named

Startup accelerator Plus Eight has revealed the six finalist companies that are participating in its inaugural program, with four of them originating from Perth.

Getting more from the daily grind

From pods to beans, the founders of social enterprise Community Pod have extended their business model.

App/tech business of the week ~ FilteredHQ

FilteredHQ is an online subscriptions platform that tracks emerging technology, business models and global startups.

Tech players rue poor connection

There are plenty of people who want success for the local startup scene, but fewer seem willing to commit to fund it.

Modern spin on laundry load

Two Perth entrepreneurs are looking to clean up in the laundry business with new offerings that bring technology and style to an often thankless household chore.

Solving the modern man’s dilemma

Do men really need a tray to store their phone, wallet and keys? Three local entrepreneurs certainly think so.

App/tech business of the week ~ Formalytics

Formalytics enables soccer players with a smartphone to film their kicks and become better players through the feedback received. The technology allows users to master a knuckleball, dip ball, curl ball and penalty strike.

Applications open for regional accelerator

Bunbury will host the state’s final for the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest accelerator program, which is offering $100,000 in prizes for the winners.

Leading the charge in switchable glass

The local business that undertook one of the nation’s largest switchable glass projects as part of the development of Perth Children’s Hospital is now planning to target overseas markets.

App/tech business of the week ~ Offpeak Games

Offpeak Games is a virtual reality (VR) games developer. It has released two VR games, Valiant, a medieval mounted combat multiplayer game, and Arcane, a fantasy wave shooter game.

App/tech business of the week ~ Immersia

Immersia has been developing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) products and services since 2014, particularly in the safety training, mining and property development sectors, as well as for concerts and marketing.

Floating more therapy than fad

Stressed corporate types are among the growing clientele driving the success of Perth-based Nick Dunin’s floatation therapy business.

Techboard ranks MiPlan in top spot

MiPlan has been named Techboard’s highest trending startup in January, after the WA-based mine production management solutions company announced its acquisition by US-based Hexagon Mining for an undisclosed amount, as reported by Business News.

Time ticks for Haigh & Hastings

Prestige Perth-founded wristwatch brand Haigh & Hastings is on the market, with company administrator Bob Jacobs moving quickly to sell the business as a going concern.

App/tech business of the week ~ ImpRes People

ImpRes People is a cloud-based platform that connects businesses with operational and project talent.

Speed racers turn to crowdfunding in tax fight

A Perth team hoping to break a land speed world record has turned to crowdfunding to raise $50,000 to avoid a potential liquidation caused by a fight with the Australian Taxation Office, and is 20 per cent of the way to its target.

App/tech business of the week ~ Cribber

Cribber Communication provides construction and mining work sites with their own mobile newsfeed.

Labour hire firm defies the odds

Burswood-based company Western Work Force is set to emerge from administration in highly unusual circumstances, with its largest creditor opposed to its recapitalisation, its founder and major shareholder in police custody, but its core business continuing to grow.

Fastbrick builds way to top Techboard spot

Fastbrick Robotics was Techboard’s highest ranking company for December, after the recently ASX-listed robotic bricklayer won the Mitsubishi Corporation WA Innovator of the Year award, and also completed an $8 million capital raising from Hunter Hall Investment Management.

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