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IQ Seven selected for WA Government innovation support program

Posted in News by Richard Keeves on July 27, 2018

IQ Seven is one of just 23 WA businesses selected for funding in the 2018 Innovation Vouchers program. This was announced recently. Here’s an article published in StartUp News on 27 July 2018. 


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A new way to improve business websites is just one of 23 winners of this year’s State Government $20K Innovation Vouchers…
The state government this week announced the winners of the annual innovation vouchers, which are the latest grants provided under their New Industries Fund.

The vouchers give businesses in sectors ranging from energy to aviation up to $20,000 in funding, with 20 per cent of the total value matched by the recipient.

IQ Seven was one of the recipients, as they work towards rolling out their ‘actionable intelligence’ software that helps business owners optimise their websites with a prioritised list of actions.

Founder Richard Keeves told Startup News the grant will be used to prepare themselves for a worldwide roll out later this year.

“It’s going to be used to develop a really sound strategic understanding of the core needs and wants of our target customers,” he said.

“So basically just to understand the strategic needs and wants of these customers, to make sure that we have strategies and tactics to reach them cost-effectively and on-board them effectively and thoroughly.”

Richard said the voucher made it possible to further support the WA economy, by working with Perth-based Ammo Marketing.

“We probably could have, but probably wouldn’t have, engaged them without it,” he said.

“This grant is designed around WA businesses using WA service providers to develop better skills, both for the business and for the service provider, [and] to develop the WA economy, and I reckon that’s a great thing,” said Richard.

Joining IQ Seven on the recipients list is M3B Labs, who have created an app which allows mums to offer a range of service to other mothers nearby, and Apetics, who claim to have developed the first battery-powered microdoser for the wine industry.