An African tree that took over a Kimberley sandalwood plantation after a planting blunder is being hailed as a remedy for period pain.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink has performed its first brain implant on a human — a major step toward the billionaire’s goal of one day enabling people to control computers with their minds.
Equity crowdfunding has become increasingly attractive to WA startups and small businesses, with new figures revealing the State accounted for nearly a quarter of the more than $70 million raised in 2023.
Perth-based startup Uluu has launched its first-ever commercial collaboration with Australian surfwear brand Quiksilver.
Lixa boss Maud Eijkenboom says she is on a mission to resolve a global rise in antibiotic resistance, which is already narrowing the range of medicines available to treat common illnesses.
Nicole Gazey has seen firsthand just how limiting the traditional school system is for young students developing niche talents, sparking the idea to start her own education centre.
Biotech companies face a tough sell to investors but WA industry bosses are confident the healthcare sector will prove resilient amid a weaker economy as they aim to hit milestones in 2024.
WA has proven it is highly entrepreneurial with a strong risk appetite, but a Perth-based investor says the State must now drive innovation beyond mining, property and agriculture.
Tech company founder Jeanette Cheah believes there is a long way to go to break the stigma around entrepreneurship and its viability as a “legitimate” career path.
Luke Anear, founder and CEO of health and safety software startup SafetyCulture, a company now valued at $2.7b, will preview his new documentary series as part of this week’s West Tech Fest.
Construction has traditionally been regarded as a male-dominated industry with little to no female role models — Whadjuk-Ballardong woman Jasmine Kadic hopes to change that.
Perth biotech Botanix says it is now eyeing approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its gel aimed at treating excessive sweating in mid-2024.
Perth-based Mike Edmiston is confident the business he founded more than two decades ago has helped cement the popularity of popular German sandals Birkenstock in WA.
Bentley-based Motium’s co-chief executive says WA is capable of competing with some of the top manufacturing countries in the world and local companies don’t always have to look overseas.
Perth co-founders Carla Chatzopoulos and Lisa Montgomery believe they are improving business efficiency in sectors such as government, tourism and urban development through a customer-led approach.
WeWork plans to file for bankruptcy as early as next week, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
WA food and beverage producers are proving resilient to economic headwinds by taking challenging trading conditions and turning it into opportunities for growth and innovation.
Perth entrepreneur Renae Bunster is confident the entry of her cult favourite hot sauce into Woolworths will pave the way for the business’ expansion into US and Canadian supermarkets.
Emyria has dosed its first patient for its MDMA-assisted therapy trial in what the WA biotech says was an Australian first for a private specialist clinic.
WA entrepreneur Brittany Garbutt was just a 23 year-old university student when she opened the first Pretzel store in 2017 in a sea container in Northbridge.
Canva has launched a series of new products powered by artificial intelligence but co-founder and chief executive Melanie Perkins is adamant the technology will never fully replicate human creativity.
WA biotech and pharmaceutical companies are excited by a new US study on MDMA that paves the way for the psychedelic drug’s approval in the country, saying it was a motivator for the local industry.
Little Green Pharma founder and former boss Fleta Solomon hopes her decision to walk away from the company’s top job will give her more time to do what she loves — storytelling.
Liz Dallimore, chief executive of Perth-based biotech company Argenica, says people in roles like hers continue to battle a perception they hold an all-consuming and life-draining position.
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