Bloom is a youth-led not-for-profit organisation that is raising the entrepreneurial spirit of young Western Australians.
In 2013, Bloom started as a series of meetups for students interested in entrepreneurship and rapidly grew from there. Fast forward to August 2015, and the BloomLab was launched at St Catherine’s College by Dr Michael Chaney AO, then Chancellor of UWA.
Bloom believes that young people are more than capable of creating a positive impact in their community through entrepreneurship, and it is Bloom's job to encourage and support them in any way possible. To do this, Bloom runs workshops and hosts industry speakers, provides mentoring and one-on-one support, and ultimately provides a physical location at St Catherine's College for entrepreneurs to use as their dedicated office space.
Bloom is continually growing. Bloom's vision by 2020 is to have 100 actively engaged start-ups working out of the BloomLab at St Catherine's College, and an effective team in place to support them. Bloom is always looking for new and innovative ways to create the best value possible for its members, volunteers, and mentors.
Bloom's supporters and partners
The rapid growth and success of Bloom and its members would not have been possible without the generous and ongoing support of their partners.
Bloom ensures its partners maintain healthy, supportive relationships that are delivering mutual benefits for all stakeholders, and facilitating a clear path for Bloom to achieve its mission of raising an entrepreneurial spirit in Western Australia.
Last year saw Bloom develop some exciting new partnerships with the on-boarding of Woodside, and The University of Western Australia and RAC; adding to the existing relationships with St Catherine’s College and legal partner, Squire Patton Boggs.
St Catherine's College — Foundation Partner
UWA & UWA Innovation Quarter — Gold Partner
Woodside — Silver Partner
Squire Patton Boggs — Legal Partner
RAC — Silver Partner