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Redspear wins Fortescue contract

Local indigenous business Redspear Safety has won a contract to supply lifting and rigging equipment across all Fortescue Metals Group operational sites, for an undisclosed sum.

App/tech business of the week ~ JAK

JAK is an app that connects customers with qualified tradespeople. JAK ensures that every supplier is qualified, police cleared and insurance checked. Customers rate the service on completion of the job, and can track the arrival time of and see base rates before they post a job.

Dismantle gets it together for youth

Social enterprise Dismantle is showing its peers how to blend commercial acumen with a social purpose.

Creatives trade on China links

North Fremantle-based fashion label Empire Rose is one of three local brands to have secured deals in China in recent weeks, following the Fashion Council WA’s partnership with its Chinese counterpart.

Cycliq founders step aside

Five months after listing on the ASX, the founders of Leederville-based bicycle accessories maker Cycliq have stepped back from their executive roles as part of a leadership restructure.

Job apps target a mobile workforce

Students and hospitality workers are the key cohorts first targeted by new mobile apps GoCasual and Squaddle, both of which have been developed by Perth startups.

App/tech business of the week ~ Fieldmagic from CRM Online

Fieldmagic is a job management, maintenance, quoting and CRM platform designed from the ground up with field services in mind. Built on a leading CRM platform, it comes with an ecosystem of add-ons and integrations.

Perth tech startup launches advertising app

Local tech startup Zora Tech has soft-launched its first product to market, an online advertising platform that aims to better connect content creators, retailers and customers to what they want to see online.

CEO lunch with David Eaton

Business News sat down to lunch at Julio’s with the small business commissioner, David Eaton.

Wave Park lease green light

The City of Melville has approved a lease for a proposed wave park on a 4.4-hectare area of Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove, after a lengthy council meeting last night.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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