Charlie Bass

We can't roll sixes forever: what comes after the resources boom?

TEDxPerth 2017
November 2017

Talk length:

11:37

We can't roll sixes forever: what comes after the resources boom? | Charlie Bass | TEDxPerth

Australia’s resources have benefitted many, including businessman Charlie Bass, who has a warning for us all. If we forget to nurture our new researchers and entrepreneurs we’ll be banking on rolling six after six – and while the consequences of inaction will be catastrophic, we all have the power to tackle the problem head on. Charlie is Founder and Chairman of the charitable organisation CERI, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research & Innovation. CERI works with post-graduates and researchers across all WA universities and research institutes to instil an entrepreneurial mindset and provide the mentoring and knowledge that will foster a start-up culture in high-knowledge and high-value industries in WA.

Charlie Bass
Champion of the Entrepreneur

Charlie is Founder and Chairman of the charitable organisation CERI, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research & Innovation. CERI works with post-graduates and researchers across all WA universities and research institutes to instil an entrepreneurial mindset and provide the mentoring and knowledge that will foster a start-up culture in high-knowledge and high-value industries in WA.

At the other end of his philanthropic journey is education for disadvantaged children.

Charlie’s working life included founding two very successful ASX-listed resource companies, Eagle Mining Corp and Aquila Resources. He was also involved in in putting together a team of telecommunication engineers in the US to pioneer high speed wireless internet.

His academic background includes a B.Sc. in Geology and M.Sc. in Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing.