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We talk with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA; produced by Startup News, and brought to you thanks to support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist. Main co-hosts: Charlie Gunningham, Kali Norman & Danelle Cross. Editor: Carmen Yee. Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We talk with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA; produced by Startup News, and brought to you thanks to support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist. Main co-hosts: Charlie Gunningham, Kali Norman & Danelle Cross. Editor: Carmen Yee. Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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We talk with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA; produced by Startup News, and brought to you thanks to support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist. Main co-hosts: Charlie Gunningham, Kali Norman & Danelle Cross. Editor: Carmen Yee. Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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English


Episodes

49. Freo Startup Fest Panel - VGW, WeMoney + Bunsters

12/16/2020
Welcome to a special episode of Startup West: a panel recorded in front of a live audience at Little Creatures in Fremantle as part of this year's Freo Startup Fest. Charlie Gunningham chats with Matt James (CTO of Virtual Gaming Worlds), Renae Bunster, (founder of Bunsters) and Dan Jovevski (founder and CEO of WeMoney). We titled the session - Building a scalable business in WA... what pandemic?! The panellists notched up notable achievements in 2020: • two raised $2M each; • one had a...

Duration:00:30:10

48. Suzanne Dodds - Complete Home Filtration

12/8/2020
Winner of 2019 Women in Technology Awards, and 2020 Rise Startup of the Year Awards, CEO and founder of Complete Home Filtration Suzanne Dodds talks with Charlie and Danelle. Originally from Northern Ireland, Suzanne has run businesses in Australia, South Korea and Spain, has an MBA, 3 kids and a husband. Her water filtration company was launched in 2018, and recently closed a $2.4M Series A round to advance its growth around the country. Revenues are already approaching $1M/month. “After...

Duration:00:35:37

47. Kate Kirwin - She Codes

11/24/2020
Danelle and Charlie talk with Kate Kirwin, Founder and Lead Organiser of She Codes, a 5-year old organisation that has taught more than 4,500 women to code. “There’s no shortage of women… and it really frustrates me when people tell me all the time ‘Oh, there’s just no women in tech because women don’t want to do it, or they’re not out there. They are! They just need the support to be able to get there.” ~ Kate Kirwin. Amen. Kate and her team are doing wonderful work. For more:...

Duration:00:34:16

46. Michael Palmer - Ads on Wheels

11/10/2020
Kali and Charlie talk with Michael Palmer, co-founder and director of the vehicle adtech platform, Ads on Wheels. After several years selling cars, Michael had an idea to turn the advertising market upside down, support local businesses and provide income back to drivers. Now two years into operations, the business has recently graduated from Perth's Plus Eight Tech accelerator, with big plans. "By 2023, we want to try and get $3M back into the community, because we’re one of – if not the...

Duration:00:25:06

45. Lorena Sumich - KIXXFIT

10/27/2020
Charlie and Kali talk with Lorena Sumich, co-founder and CEO of the fitness coach marketplace, KIXXFIT. Not every startup co-founder needs degrees in commerce and law, and years in management consulting, but it helps! Lorena tells the story of what led to the creation of KIXXFIT, and how it has been going since launch. “... I always say, when you go to those dark places, you need to bring a backpack, bring a torch, a notebook and some snacks! Because you’re going to be down there for a...

Duration:00:29:42

44. Marc Berryman - Rhinohide

10/13/2020
Kali and Charlie talk with Marc Berryman, founder and CEO of Rhinohide, a protective side covering for 4WDs going off road: "the phone cover for your car." Marc built his own business in London before returning home to Perth to launch Rhinohide. From a deal on Shark Tank to a successful equity crowd-funding raise, Marc has ridden through the difficulties of manufacturing and selling an innovative product in WA. “It’s almost like an education to some of the shareholders that we are not an ASX...

Duration:00:30:07

43. Vanessa Rauland & Alexander Karan - ClimateClever

9/29/2020
Kali and Charlie talk with Dr Vanessa Rauland, founder and CEO of ClimateClever, and cofounder and CTO Alexander Karan. Their tech allows schools, homes and soon businesses to calculate and manage their carbon footprint. Things are taking off, especially since featuring on ABC TV's 'Fight for Planet A' recently. Listen through to the end, as there's a bonus chat after the closing credits about a fund raise completed during Covid. “... I think they had a call out for homes to participate in...

Duration:00:36:11

42. Lucy Cooke - Spacedraft

9/15/2020
Kali and Charlie talk with Lucy Cooke, founder and CEO of visual logistics software platform SpaceDraft, recent Startup of the Year winner at the 2020 WA Incite Awards. Hear Lucy's incredible story: from child actor to Hollywood studio film sets and back to Perth, to launch a new way of assisting creatives explain their projects, collaborate with others showing them in space and time. “ 'You’re a female founder of a tech company and you’re not technical. You need to have every i dotted and t...

Duration:00:30:22

41. Olivia Humphrey - Kanopy

9/1/2020
Danelle and Charlie talk with Olivia Humphrey, founder of on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities Kanopy. One of the most successful tech startups to come out of Perth, Olivia set up the business in 2006, moving to the States in 2013. The business was recently acquired by a US-based private equity firm. She is now back in Perth with her family, having exited her CEO role last year. She remains a small shareholder of the business, and its biggest fan. “It was...

Duration:00:33:55

40. Daniel McCullen + Jeremy Hurst - SpacetoCo

8/18/2020
Danelle and Charlie talk with Jeremy Hurst and Daniel McCullen, co-Founders of the space sharing site SpacetoCo. From an idea in a pub to Shark Tank TV show to councils and communities Australia wide, we hear about the challenges and successes of commercialising a sharing economy business, and how they've dealt with the COVID pandemic. “You can find spaces that are around you that might actually have better amenity, might be cheaper and might have stuff that the other space you normally go...

Duration:00:34:12

39. Ben Cole - Wide Open Agriculture

8/4/2020
Recorded remotely, Kali and Charlie talk with Ben Cole, co-Founder and managing director of ASX-listed agtech business Wide Open Agriculture. Based in Williams, about 160 kms south west of Perth, Wide Open Agriculture (ASX:WOA) has developed a regenerative food and ag platform for farmers to reach consumers directly via their 'Dirty Clean Food' brand. “We are hosting a dance between conscious consumers and regenerative farmers, believing that only by bringing them together and getting them...

Duration:00:34:13

38. Josephine Muir - Noisy Guts

7/21/2020
Recorded down at Riff studios, Danelle and Charlie talk with Dr Josephine Muir, co-Founder and CEO of medtech business Noisy Guts. Noisy Guts are developing an acoustic belt that non-invasively and accurately diagnoses and monitors common gut disorders. From an idea Nobel Laureate Prof Barry Marshall jotted down on a serviette at an Innovator of the Year function, the team is about to enter clinical trials. "Is it tough? Yeah, of course it's tough. However, there are a lot of people in Perth...

Duration:00:30:05

37. James Williamson - Latitude 28

7/7/2020
Back in Riff studios, we talk with the co-Founder and Director of blockchain agtech business Latitude28 James Williamson. Established in 2017, James, his brother Rhys and team are working to advance the uptake, trust in and high regard for authentic, quality Australian produce to consumers in China. They even have their own TV Studio set up in their offices to make promotional videos on Aussie beef and the like. For more: https://www.latitude28produce.com/ Startup West is recorded in...

Duration:00:28:13

36. The Startup News team

6/23/2020
A cross over episode from TechSociety.fm, with the people behind Startup News: Patrick Green, Marcus Holmes and Charlie Gunningham. Started at the end of 2013, just as the first co-working spaces, tech accelerators and funding groups were appearing, Startup News showcases the exciting early stage tech sector in Perth and around Western Australia. Founder Patrick Green, Marcus Holmes (who’s now based in Berlin) and Charlie Gunningham talk about the origins of Startup News, the state of the...

Duration:00:34:00

35. Claire Orange - DiGii Social

6/9/2020
We talk with the inspirational Claire Orange from DiGii Social. Finalist in Incite Awards 2020 Startup of the Year, and double winner of its virtual Pitchfest, the former speech pathologist and counsellor is passionate about helping children navigate their digital lives, reducing incidents of body shaming, cyber bullying and youth suicides. For more: https://digiisocial.com/ Twitter: @DiGiiSocial Lady Startup Podcast from Mia Freeman: https://omny.fm/shows/lady-startup Startup West is...

Duration:00:23:59

34. Ryan Mickler and Razali Mohamad - Alerte DH

5/27/2020
We talk with Razali Mohamad and Ryan Mickler, co-founders of Alerte Digital Health. Winner of Incite Awards 2019 Startup of the Year, Alerte uses artificial intelligence to solve healthcare problems for medical professionals. For more: https://www.alertedh.com/ Twitter: @AlerteDH Startup West is produced by Startup News and is made possible thanks to generous support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed and Curtin University.

Duration:00:27:26

33. Jesse Emia - KeepSpace

5/12/2020
Kali Norman talks with Jesse Emia, founder and CEO of KeepSpace. The former sports manager tells us about the idea for his 3PL (third party logistics) business, a few earlier failed businesses and pivots, and the huge ecommerce race going on right now in Australia and around the world. For more: www.keepspace.com.au/ Startup West is produced by Startup News and is made possible thanks to generous support from the New Industries Fund, Wrays, BDO, Spacecubed and Curtin University.

Duration:00:26:03

32. Brian Innes - Plico Energy

4/2/2020
Danelle Cross and Natalie Milne talk with Brian Innes, founder and CEO of Plico Energy. The avowed purpose of the business is to 'make energy green again', or MEGA (!), by allowing households to take control of own solar power use, protect themselves from blackouts as well as having access to a 'virtual power plant' (VPP). For more: https://www.plicoenergy.com.au/ Startup West is produced by Startup News and is made possible thanks to generous support from the New Industries Fund, Wrays,...

Duration:00:28:44

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