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Young tech entrepreneur wins award

David SalvaireSound Telegraph
WFI Insurance senior manager John Snowball presents Baldivis entrepreneur Ryan Beckmand with his award.
Camera IconWFI Insurance senior manager John Snowball presents Baldivis entrepreneur Ryan Beckmand with his award.

Baldivis entrepreneur Ryan Beckmand has won the inaugural WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award as part of this year’s WA Young Achiever Awards.

The 22-year-old is an award-winning technical entrepreneur who has been transforming the way people learn by using virtual reality, artificial intelligence and analytics.

The award was presented before a large group of peers at a gala ceremony at Pan Pacific Perth on Friday.

His start-up company, Sciosity, has become one of fastest growing virtual reality technology companies in the Asia-Pacific.

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After graduating from Curtin University with a degree in entrepreneurship and marketing last year, Mr Beckmand said he wanted young people across the country to take charge of their own destinies.

He is currently working in the countering violent extremism sector creating campaigns to prevent extremism, which he recently presented to the United Nations.

As part of the award, Mr Beckmand picked up a $1000 Bartercard account, $1000 cash and a trophy.

South Perth’s Pavitra Aran was named 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year from a tight field of eight entrants.

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