Big ideas to blow minds in Atomic Sky
Andy Lamb and Arna Jade. Picture: Michael O’Brien/The West Australian

Perth's fledgling start-up community will today get a new injection of confidence, with the opening of local firm Atomic Sky's co-working space in Northbridge.

Hot on the heels of the opening of similar spaces Spacecubed, on St Georges Terrace, and Leederville's Sync Labs - which have blossomed over the past six months - the Atomic Sky tech hub hopes to attract about 30 workers to the space in the next few months.

In a model company head Andy Lamb believes is an Australian first, Atomic Sky will also act as a venture capital firm and corporate adviser for some of the entrepreneurs using the space.

John Thiele, Atomic Sky's first tenant, is one of those hopefuls trying to make it big in the ever-crowded start-up sector.

After a $150,000 equity investment from Atomic Sky, the creator of human resources app Hey Mate said the product was almost ready to "go live" following a trial with a contractor working on Inpex's Darwin LNG project.

The app allows employees to access their company's emergency, health and safety, first-aid and site administration services through a smartphone app.

The former mine worker came up with the idea while working in WA's north but did not have the experience to pull the technical side of the idea together.

"This is where these spaces help," Mr Thiele said. "Barry (Davies, Atomic Sky chief technology officer) came on board and now the idea is a reality."

The West Australian

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