With Plus Eight, Perth’s first true global accelerator program, set to launch in early March, Spacecubed and muru-D are excited to announce the latest addition to the program’s team, former Dropbox Advisor Tim Brewer.
A Perth local with an abundance of global experience in commercialising innovation to scale within global markets, Tim Brewer has officially joined Plus Eight one week before over 15 startups partake in a crucial section of the application phase, the boot camp.
“I am excited to be able to share my learning’s and network with our local entrepreneurs,” said the former Dropbox Advisor from Perth.
“I am looking forward to playing my part in cultivating Perth’s local innovation ecosystem to achieve its unique position in the global marketplace,” Tim continued.
Perth local, global experience
Working closely with Dropbox and HappyCo, based out of San Francisco, this latest appointment brings to the program over a decade of global and local startup experience - aligning with Plus Eight’s vision to scale local startups to become global leaders in technology.
“Tim’s retained a strong connection with Perth, which is essential for us and the longevity of the program,” Spacecubed’s Programs Manager Nesh Sooriyan said.
Heavily involved with the local startup ecosystem, Tim’s experience includes advisory roles in leading-tech companies. – These include Perth-based education platform SEQTA, Australia’s largest health startup HealthEngine, and new augmented reality soccer analysis platform, Formalytics. Brewer also advises early stage startups Busybot, a Slack plugin, and Storekat, a local Perth self-storage marketplace.
World class mentors
Joining a high calibre line-up of Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) from other muru-D accelerator in Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore, which includes Ken Macken (Founder of Ollo Wearables and Techstars graduate) and Ben Sand (Founder of Meta and Y-Combinator graduate), Plus Eight aims to shake up the local startup ecosystem and drive global impact.
“We are excited to welcome Tim to the Plus Eight team. Having known Tim for a number of years we are lucky to have someone with his experience, with strong startup ties to Perth, advising our first cohort of tech companies on how to enter international markets,” said Spacecubed Managing Director, Brodie McCulloch.
muru-D’s Venture Portfolio Manager, Mick Liubinskas also commented, "With his experience with Dropbox and many other global tech companies, Tim brings both the ambition and the wisdom to have a massive impact on the Perth companies.
Applications have now been received and shortlisted for Plus Eight, with 17 startups attending the final stage of application at the boot camp this weekend.
Up to 10 startups will then be selected for the first intake with each receiving; up to $40,000 seed funding on a convertible safe note, 6 months of resident desk space within FLUX, Spacecubed’s latest coworking space and extensive access to a global network of world class business leaders, experts, mentors, startups and technology stalwarts.
The program, backed by muru-D, Hawaiian, Telstra, Seven West Media and Spacecubed, will commence in early March 2017, and you can stay up-to-date with all of its progress at the Spacecubed blog, or at pluseight.spacecubed.com.