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The podcast for startups in the great state of Western Australia - from those that live here and are doing it, or have been there and done it!

The podcast for startups in the great state of Western Australia - from those that live here and are doing it, or have been there and done it!

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Australia

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The podcast for startups in the great state of Western Australia - from those that live here and are doing it, or have been there and done it!

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English


Episodes

31. Lacey Filipich - Money School

2/17/2020
Welcome to 2020 and the Series Two of Startup West! Hear from two of our new co-hosts, Danelle Cross and Natalie Milne, as they talk with Lacey Filipich, founder of Maker Kids Club and author of the soon to be published 'Money School'. How did a former engineer come to build a business teaching school kids about money, and then write a book? Loads of lessons here, notably in IP and finding good mentors. For more: https://makerkids.club/ Startup West is produced by Startup News and is made...

Duration:00:28:01

30. WA Innovators of the Year 2019

11/20/2019
In this 30th and final episode for Series One and 2019, we talk with recent winner of WA Innovator of the Year Andrew Guzzomi from UWA, and Chair of the Evaluation Panel Mark Pullen. Andrew and his research team have developed the Weed Chipper, his second win since winning for the Seed Flamer in 2016. Video of the Weed Chipper: https://youtu.be/-1nI6Gh9khI Videos of all winners of WA IOTY: https://www.newindustries.wa.gov.au/ioty_2019 Startup West is produced by Startup News and is made...

Duration:00:25:30

29. Nate Sturcke, SOMA

9/24/2019
We talk with Nate Sturcke, founder of Skills of the Modern Age (SOMA). Nate's been extremely active in the West Australian startup scene for many years, working in Innovation for RAC WA, running Startup Weekends and F***Up Nights, being a Director of Founder Institute, mentoring on Plus Eight accelerator, writing for Business News... for this he was duly awarded Startup News' Startup Community Person of the Year in 2018. Set up in 2017, SOMA looks to train current employees and companies in...

Duration:00:21:56

28. Ruth Hatherley, Moneycatcha

9/10/2019
We talk with Ruth Hatherley, founder and CEO of Moneycatcha, the fintech that has launched solutions to improve the home loan approvals (homechain) and regulations processes (regchain). After 22 years in banking, Ruth set up the company using blockchain as part of the tech solution. For more: https://mcatcha.com/ Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia. ‘Startup West’ podcast is produced by Startup News, recorded at Riff’s brand-new podcasting studio in beautiful, downtown Perth,...

Duration:00:27:27

27. Derek Gerrard, BetterLabs Ventures

8/21/2019
We speak with one of Perth’s most high profile startup investors, Derek Gerrard. He currently has nine or ten roles including Entrepreneur in Residence at both the RAC WA and Spacecubed's Plus Eight accelerator, as well as Manager of BetterLabs Ventures. He’s also been a successful startup entrepreneur himself with Greensense and was recently awarded 'Achiever of the Year' at WAITTA Incite Awards. For more: https://www.betterlabsventures.com.au/ Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth...

Duration:00:31:11

26. Rob Nathan, Australian Tenders

8/8/2019
We talk with Rob Nathan, founder and MD of Australian Tenders, Upstart Tech Accelerator, Upstart Investments and serial angel investor (22 startups and counting). Recently recognised as WAITTA Entrepreneur of the Year, Rob talks about his engineering background, why he has been involved in startups over the past decade and what the sector needs now. For more: https://www.australiantenders.com.au Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia Startup West is recorded in beautiful downtown...

Duration:00:30:50

25. Andrew Walker, VROMO

7/23/2019
How former tennis pro Andrew Walker went from banking and engineering to setting up his own logistics tech Spatula, turning this into marketing tech before being bought out by Irish company WeBringg, now called VROMO. For more: https://www.vromo.io/ Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia Startup West is recorded in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia at the Riff studios, and brought to you by Startup News, Wrays, BDO, Spacecubed and Curtin University.

Duration:00:36:22

24. Tyler Spooner and Brenda Lai, Unocart

7/2/2019
How Tyler Spooner and Brenda Lai went from 'Tinder for Restaurants' (Feedmee) to recipes to home delivery (Unocart) to customer insights (Uno Insights). For more: https://unocart.com and https://www.unocart.tech Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia Startup West is recorded in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia at the Riff studios, and brought to you by Startup News, Wrays, BDO, Spacecubed and Curtin University.

Duration:00:22:12

23. Women in Technology Panel

6/25/2019
Live on stage at the launch of the WiTWA (Women in Technology WA) [+] 2019 Awards, we talk about the startup journey and the value of awards with Louise Daw, cofounder of mining tech company MiPlan - which is now part of Hexagon Mining - Dr Sofie De Meyer CEO of agtech startup MALDIID and Beth Caniglia, Global Marketing Manager at VROC AI.

Duration:00:39:51

22. Dr Genevieve Hohnen, The Volte

6/18/2019
We talk with Dr Genevieve Hohnen, co-founder of The Volte. The "AirBnb for Dresses" is a peer to peer service allowing people to borrow and lend high end fashion items, and has added a marketplace for fashion stories to rent and sell items as well. Gen talks about how the idea grew into a business, the juggling of family life (the 4 co-founders have 11 children between them and a 12th on the way) and what it's like pitching to (mainly) men. ~~ For more: https://www.thevolte.com Interviewers:...

Duration:00:23:10

21. Science on the Swan Conference

6/12/2019
Live on stage from the recent Science on the Swan Conference, we talk with four WA-based scientists who have experience in commercialising their research: Brendan Kennedy of OncoRes Medical, Joost Lesterhuis of the Sarcoma Group, Donna Geddes of UWA and Steve Wilton of Murdoch University and the Perron Institute. What are the benefits of commercialising in Western Australia? What are some of the challenges and how can they been overcome? What have they learnt during the process? * This is a...

Duration:00:47:38

20. Tom Young, Udrew

6/5/2019
We talk with Tom Young, CEO and founder of Udrew, who last year won the WA Innovator of the Year Award. Udrew looks to help anyone who has a building project – be it an extension, a fence or putting in a pool. Users can price the project, secure planning permission and make the whole thing faster, cheaper and far less stressful. What normally takes months happens in minutes. For more: https://www.udrew.com.au/ As mentioned, Tom was on 'This Week in Startups' by Jason Calacanis in 2018. You...

Duration:00:27:32

19. Chris Tistrand, Dinner Twist

5/21/2019
Based on an idea Chris and his wife My saw in their home country of Sweden, they set up Dinner Twist in Perth in 2012. Since then, they've built up this 'meal kit' delivery business from their kitchen table to 45 staff and $7M in revenue. How did they do it, and how do they differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market? Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia. ‘Startup West’ podcast is produced by Startup News and brought to you thanks to generous support from...

Duration:00:24:52

18. Plus Eight cohort 2019

5/15/2019
We talk with all of the 2019 Plus Eight tech accelerator cohort in Perth: Trent & Dan (Absolute VR), Stephen (The Art of Comms), James (Arisave), Dylan (Idle) and Ryan & Rob (Cordially). Now in its third year, Plus Eight is Perth’s most prestigious tech accelerator, investing a total of $400k in the selected companies each year, taking them through its 6 month program. These are some of the most promising tech businesses in WA. Plus, as they’ve all just returned from a trip to Silicon...

Duration:00:28:56

17. Andrew Outhwaite, Incubators & Accelerators

5/7/2019
Startup West talks with Andrew Outhwaite, founder of WA's first co-working space in Geraldton - CityHive - recent Chair of Startup WA and Incubator Support Facilitator for the Australian Government. Over the past year, Andrew's visited most of the 100 of so early stage incubator spaces and programs spread across Western Australia. What does he see out there, how is the startup support network travelling, and what does it need? Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia. ‘Startup West’...

Duration:00:24:33

16. Cath Resnick, Kinchip Systems

4/23/2019
Startup West talks with Cath Resnick, founder and CEO of Kinchip Systems, a health tech startup connecting parents with health care providers and support services. The TED talk referenced in the conversation is Dana Kanze's 'The real reason female entrepreneurs get less funding': https://www.ted.com/talks/dana_kanze_the_real_reason_female_entrepreneurs_get_less_funding For more on KinChip: http://kinchipsystems.co/ Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia. ‘Startup West’ podcast is...

Duration:00:28:42

15. Kevin Forcier, StoreKat

4/9/2019
Startup West talks with Kevin Forcier, co-founder and CEO of Storekat, who is building oneVASTwarehouse in the UK just in time for Brexit (maybe, if and when it happens…, but otherwise). Kevin’s story is one of sheer grit and determination, to never give in and try new things. In 2017, he was contacted by a UK-based logistics tech accelerator. He not only got onto the accelerator, he was the only business to be invested in by them and the large corporate that sat behind the program. Not only...

Duration:00:30:56

14. Tim Brewer, Functionally

3/26/2019
StartupWest talks with Tim Brewer, co-founder and CEO of Functionally, a brand-new startup which is looking to assist CEOs and companies scale their business. “Poorly designed organisations cost investors a lot of money, and are bad places to work”, he says, “so good work design is crucial.” Launched last month at SaasTr conference in San Jose, California, Tim explains what Functionally is aiming to do, and talks about his background working in and helping multiple startups and scale ups all...

Duration:00:35:00

13. Iain McIntyre, HUMM Tech

3/12/2019
We talk with the CEO and co-founder of WA-founded HUMM Tech, Iain McIntyre, who is now based over in Silicon Valley in the US. He explains why the 'flip up' (as its known) occurred, and what HUMM are doing in the neuroscience space. And also, what's an 'almost law graduate' doing in this funky startup anyway? Since developing HUMM, the company has been through Perth’s Plus Eight tech accelerator and won a place and investment at the Skydeck Accelerator at the Uni of Berkley, California. We...

Duration:00:26:45

12. Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie, Fearlessly Playful

2/26/2019
Moving to Perth from her native Canada 12 years ago to do a PhD in Internet Studies, Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie became an expert in Facebook, social media and the games industry. She has now turned her hand to helping companies use the power of gamification to effect culture change and innovate successfully. To check out her podcast, Fearlessly Playful, you can visit https://kateraynesgoldie.com/fearlesslyplayful/

Duration:00:30:06