Though Perth hasn’t been as active as other cities when it comes to Australian tech startups, exponential growth over the past year has ushered in a plethora of great ideas and initiatives into the region’s startup ecosystem.
And with a growing number of accelerators and support programs offering seed funding and encouragement, local entrepreneurs are increasingly taking the plunge to bring their ideas to life. Here are 13 tech startups from Perth you need to know about in 2016.
Australian Geotomography lowers the cost of mineral exploration drilling by adapting medical imaging technologies to create inexpensive high resolution 3D images of structures surrounding drillholes.
Team Ahoy has developed an easy-to-use project management app that enables managers to stay in sync with their team’s activities and updates.
Ciracadyn’s RestAlert platform uses mobile, wearables, and analytics to collect and analyze sleep data for improving users’ sleep quality. The startup plans on expanding its offering to facilitate behavior change in a broader range of use cases beyond sleep.
The ubiquity of smartphones has led organizations to take advantage of geolocation technologies for understanding user behavior. GeoMoby allows developers to build location-aware services and applications without having to write code from scratch.
Featured in The Sun Herald, Daily Mail Australia, Sunrise, and various other media outlets, Homecamp connects campers seeking authentic experiences with hosts offering unique private land. Think Airbnb but for campers.
Hydralert consists of a smart disc placed at the bottom of a urinal with an OLED screen mounted in the user’s line of sight. The hardware automates traditional manual hydration testing and assists in evaluation of a group’s risk of heat-related illness and actively engages individuals in proper hydration habits.
Offpeak Games is the developer of medieval combat game Valiant—one of the first online multiplayer virtual reality combat games for the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality (VR) platforms.
Formerly known as Snaptch, Social.Folio is a digital portfolio app designed for models and creatives to showcase their work in a photographic portfolio. Users can link their social media accounts to their profiles to share work with clients anytime, anywhere via email. The app has been featured in fashion publications such as Elle Australia and Marie Claire.
CVCheck offers instant access to police, qualification, and other background checks—more than 1000 types across 190 countries—through one unified platform.
The first unified online payment API to come out of Australia, Pin allows merchants to accept credit/debit cards in-person or virtually, sans gateway or merchant account signup.
Velpic allows users to create and edit video lessons in the cloud, as well as manage and schedule online training and inductions for businesses.
Norwood Systems streamlines and simplifies how users around the world can access affordable, high-quality telecommunications services. The app gives individuals and enterprises access to global voice, messaging, and data services.
This app offers small business invoicing and payment services: invoices can be issued and paid on-the-spot via credit card or with a Paytradie-installed mobile device.
The recent mining industry downturn coupled with a general, heightened interest in startups translates to a promising future for Perth’s budding tech entrepreneurs. Be sure to keep an eye on this region as local startups continue to bring innovative products and services to market—many on par with the best from Australia and the rest of the world.