2 to 6 December 2024 | Perth, WA

Stephen Cornish from Pentanet

Meet Stephen Cornish, Founder & Managing Director of Pentanet, a cutting-edge wireless mesh technology company delivering future-proof internet connections to Western Australia.

Key Insights:

  • How the Pentanet team have gained a competitive advantage in an already competitive market
  • Primary challenge was getting exposure in the public market where market is predominantly resources minded
  • The desire to start Pentanet came from Stephen’s own need to improve his internet service
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Stephen has always been entrepreneurially minded, starting his very first business at school selling lollies and drinks to other children. He credits the key to being a successful entrepreneur as having tenacity and making your appearance.

He reflects positively on the support of the WA startup ecosystem, sharing that if there was anywhere in the world to live, it would be right here in Western Australia. Stephen states that the Perth community always gets behind each other, where doors are always open to opportunity.

“It’s great to have West Tech here in WA, because having West Tech Fest present and being able to get the whole community together does add a level of exposure you need when you get to the challenges of funding.”

Founder Backstories is an all-new series of interviews with prolific Western Australian startup founders, designed to inspire fellow and future entrepreneurs to build a scaleable business in WA.

West Tech + Powered by Ammo Marketing is designed to inspire conversations about the exciting opportunities and challenges facing the WA startup scene, as well as showcase the incredible achievements of local founders.