We believe it takes an entire village to build a sustainable innovation and startup ecosystem. PlusEight is proud to be a community-driven collaboration between a number of leading startup advocates, partner organisations and funding partners.
Launched in 2016 by WA's leading technology hub, Spacecubed, as a seed-funded accelerator program helping local startups go global, PlusEight has invested over $800,000 in 15 startups over two cohorts.
PlusEight draws its name from WA's GMT+8 timezone, which it shares with over 60% of the worlds population. We believe access to these fast-growing global markets is a competitive advantage for WA startups and aim to help foster collaboration between Australian founders and our neighbours to the north.
Spacecubed is Western Australia's leading innovation and start hub comprising multiple co-working and community spaces throughout Perth.
Our purpose is to influence positive change through the community. Our vision is to empower and connect 100,000 businesses and changemakers by 2025. We are a community of change-driven people, passionate about collaboration, in an environment fostering creativity and engagement for our members.
SOMA, or Skills of the Modern Age, is a future skills academy helping Australians get ready for the future of work. Through in-person events, workshops and courses, we deliver practical training programs in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.
SOMA is the education and facilitation partner for PlusEight and runs the Boosted event series, Hackathons and PlusEight Academy programs.