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CERI is a social enterprise supporting the next generation of Western Australia's entrepreneurs. Our programs are curated to educate and empower early-stage entrepreneurs, PhD students and visionaries within the Western Australian community. We offer a range of services to help your startup grow. From education to mentorship, workplace residency, industry exposure and access to an extensive network of experts and like-minded people.
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Donald Sadoway - Livestream @ CERI

MIT Professor Donald Sadoway - Extreme Electrochemistry and the Decarbonisation of Manufacturing.
This breakfast talk will be streamed to the CERI office in Nedlands and is an in person event.

March 2024 Innovative Mindset Masterclass

A 1 day masterclass exploring the importance of purpose and vision, and giving you the tools to define your value proposition, validate solutions, and communicate ideas effectively.

International Womens Day Celebration @ CERI

This year CERI is celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with some of the WA innovation sector’s leading women. A panel discussion will cover this year’s topic of Inspire Inclusion and how women are being empowered in different industries.

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CERI’s purpose is to elevate innovators and entrepreneurs in Western Australia.
We provide a people-first and founder-friendly environment that is collaborative, inclusive and dedicated to your growth.
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Since opening doors in August 2016, CERI has:
Program Graduates
Participants in  Mentorship Program
Companies Successfully Acquiring Seed Funding
Current Resident Companies

Latest NEWS

January 25, 2024

Charlie Bass Senior Australian of the Year Nomination

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CERI founder, Charlie Bass has been nominated for Senior Australian of the Year for his work supporting WA entrepreneurs.

Australian of The Year Awards

January 23, 2024

Disrupt Radio: Interview with Charlie Bass

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CERI founder Charlie Bass was interviewed by Libbi Gorr on Disrupt Radio where he discusses innovation, entrepreneurship and why he established CERI.

Disrupt Radio Clip Date: 23 Jan 2024

December 12, 2023

CERI 2023 Impact Report

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We are very pleased to share CERI’s Impact Report for 2023. The report outlines CERI’s activities and achievements for the past year. It also provides an overview of the role CERI’s generous partners play in these successes.

Download the Report Here

November 22, 2023

Innovator of the Year Awards

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Huge thanks to Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and Minister Stephen Dawson for orchestrating such an amazing event, and we're honoured to continue our role as a Gold Sponsor.

Innovator of the Year

November 2, 2023

Gene:S Purpose Ventures Investment

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Congratulations to CERI resident Gene S Pty Ltd who were today announced as Purpose Ventures fourth investment!

Link to Announcement Here

September 7, 2023

Terra15 and Water Corporation Leak Detection

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7 NEWS Australia aired an exclusive on CERI company terra15 and Water Corporation's leak detection project in Perth!

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CERI's immense support, mentoring, connections with peers and investors, office space, and funding helped us upskill and streamline our business development. Thanks to CERI's expertise and guidance, I feel more equipped to handle business development projects.

Svetlana Baltic Managing Director

CERI gave me the tools and frameworks required to navigate the entrepreneurial pathway. With the support and encouragement of staff, mentors, and guest speakers I was able to clearly define my business and maximise the probability of success.

Philip Gehrmann Managing Director

Taking part in the CERI programs was a perfect way for me to reflect on my “why” and start my entrepreneurial journey. It established the foundations of my long term vision and gave me a head start in developing my entrepreneurial toolkit and seeing the bigger picture.

Nikhilesh Bappoo Director & CTO

CERI is a great place to meet people and get the tools required to work on your business. The best thing is that you learn the essentials of business development, accounting, IP, funding and more so you can then rely on best practices rather than intuition alone.

Timur Golovinov Founder

CERI has provided us with a solid foundation for what are the key challenges as a start-up and how to overcome them. The team has introduced us to a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs, a valuable network to be part of.

Joshua Wigley Founder

CERI has given me the opportunity to meet people with different backgrounds and fields of expertise. Each of them have helped me tremendously on my start-up journey. The skills and knowledge from the CERI programs have been invaluable to me and the development of my project.

Renee Tan Co-Founder

CERI's programs gave me the confidence to go further than just thinking about a possible venture then finding reasons to think it won't work before even trying. They adjusted my mindset, provided me with the tools and knowledge to develop an idea and are now continually encouraging further progress.

Geoffrey Chambon Co-Founder

Delivered by educators, facilitators and mentors who have forged their way to great achievement and continue to succeed so that businesses may emerge with less risk, higher potential for attainment of global impact and our Western Australia economy diversifies.

Steve Stirling Founder

I found the team at CERI to be incredibly professional and genuinely passionate about helping people harness their entrepreneurial mindset. The ongoing guidance and support they provide is priceless and I couldn't be happier with my decision to take part in the courses.

Matt Shales | CEO

CERI is a start-up's dream come true, its leadership understands us, and delivers a well-structured education, support, and mentoring program with top facilities. We are privileged, lucky and grateful to be a resident company at CERI.

Fred Meyer Director

The CERI courses and mentorship were invaluable in helping us to develop a coherent, customer focus to our R&D efforts, and the ongoing community interaction has opened doors we never knew existed.

Mike Le Page | CEO

CERI has provided me with access to mentorship, education, and a great centrally located office, which was pivotal in turning my business idea into reality. At CERI small businesses and start-ups have access to free tools and professional support that most start-ups dream of having (or trade an arm and a leg for).

Thomas Addis Director