Startup West

Startup West

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We talk with West Australian startups who have be…


33. Jesse Emia - KeepSpace
May 12 • 26 min
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…
32. Brian Innes - Plico Energy
Apr 2 • 28 min
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…
31. Lacey Filipich - Money School
Feb 17 • 28 min
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…
30. WA Innovators of the Year 2019
Nov 20, 2019 • 25 min
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…
29. Nate Sturcke, SOMA
Sep 24, 2019 • 20 min
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…
28. Ruth Hatherley, Moneycatcha
Sep 10, 2019 • 27 min
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…
27. Derek Gerrard, BetterLabs Ventures
Aug 21, 2019 • 31 min
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.…
26. Rob Nathan, Australian Tenders
Aug 8, 2019 • 30 min
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…
25. Andrew Walker, VROMO
Jul 23, 2019 • 36 min
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/…
24. Tyler Spooner and Brenda Lai, Unocart
Jul 2, 2019 • 22 min
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…
23. Women in Technology Panel
Jun 25, 2019 • 39 min
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…
22. Dr Genevieve Hohnen, The Volte
Jun 18, 2019 • 23 min
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…
21. Science on the Swan Conference
Jun 12, 2019 • 47 min
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…
20. Tom Young, Udrew
Jun 5, 2019 • 27 min
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…
19. Chris Tistrand, Dinner Twist
May 21, 2019 • 24 min
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…
18. Plus Eight cohort 2019
May 15, 2019 • 28 min
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…
17. Andrew Outhwaite, Incubators & Accelerators
May 7, 2019 • 24 min
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…
16. Cath Resnick, Kinchip Systems
Apr 23, 2019 • 28 min
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…
15. Kevin Forcier, StoreKat
Apr 9, 2019 • 30 min
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…
14. Tim Brewer, Functionally
Mar 26, 2019 • 35 min
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…
13. Iain McIntyre, HUMM Tech
Mar 12, 2019 • 26 min
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…
12. Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie, Fearlessly Playful
Feb 26, 2019 • 30 min
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…
11. Dr Kath Giles, OncoRes Medical
Feb 12, 2019 • 31 min
We talk with Dr Kath Giles, CEO of OncoRes Medical, a medtech startup pioneering a handheld device to prevent repeat surgeries for breast cancer. Kath has an impressive background as a medical doctor, investment manager and startup CEO, plus she recently…
10. LIVE SHOW with Bill Tai, Mary Webberley and Marcus Holmes
Dec 18, 2018 • 33 min
A special episode recorded during our end of year LIVE SHOW with US-based VC Bill Tai, Noisy Guts co-founder Dr Mary Webberley and Startup News co-founder (now based in S.E. Asia) Marcus Holmes. Among other things the panel discusses the local startup…
9. Siobhan Lancaster from Instatruck
Dec 9, 2018 • 24 min
Siobhan Lancaster worked for an ASX-listed company as a corporate lawyer before starting Instatruck in an attempt to solve a friend’s problem post mining construction boom. The ‘uber of trucks’ service has grown over the past few years, and has brought…
8. Craig and Jeremy Chetty from Student Edge
Nov 27, 2018 • 32 min
In our eighth episode, Startup News’ Beth Caniglia and Charlie Gunningham talk with brothers and cofounders of Student Edge Craig and Jeremy Chetty. How did these two build their student discounts site up to more than a million members in Australia over…
7. Dr Marcus Tan from HealthEngine
Nov 6, 2018 • 31 min
We talk with Dr Marcus Tan, co-founder and CEO of the impressive health tech business HealthEngine. Established in Perth in 2006, Marcus bought in and took it over in 2009 (having started a similar business - MedLink - previously.) The business has come a…
6. Rohan McDougall & Paula Taylor from West Tech Fest
Oct 29, 2018 • 24 min
Now in its eighth year, West Tech Fest brings high profile Silicon Valley execs, founders and investors over to Perth for a week long festival of tech, startups and kite surfing. Beth and Charlie talk with two of the festival’s co-founders, Rohan…
5. Dr Jemma Green from Power Ledger
Oct 2, 2018 • 28 min
If you are interested in the amazing world of blockchain, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto, this is the podcast for you. Power Ledger’s ICO was the first in Australia and raised a staggering $34M last year. We talk with Dr Jemma Green, Chair of…
4. Chloë Constantinides and Sam Birmingham from Startup WA
Sep 18, 2018 • 26 min
We talk with two of Startup WA’s board members, Chloë Constantinides and Sam Birmingham. Chloe has worked in digital businesses such as Dapper Apps and RateIt, spent time in New York and is a cofounder of Dapper Apps and founder of Kisanii. Sam set up…
3. Grant and Sharon Grosser from SEQTA
Sep 5, 2018 • 33 min
Set up in 2006 and inducted into the inaugural ‘WA Tech Business Hall of Fame’ earlier this year, Grant and Sharon Grosser’s SEQTA Software business is now the leading learning management system (LMS) across Australia’s school sector. 700+ schools in…
2. Claire McGregor from Appbot
Aug 14, 2018 • 27 min
Claire McGregor is just plain awesome - straight talking, tons of experience, really good at what she does. A trained vet, she tells us how she wound up in an online business in London, then back in Perth as Director of the Silicon-Valley run Founder…
1. Matt Macfarlane and Brodie McCulloch
Jul 31, 2018 • 26 min
Welcome to Startup West, the podcast about building great startups in sunny Western Australia with people who’ve been here and done it, or live here and are doing it! In this first episode, Startup News’ Charlie Gunningham and Beth Caniglia talk with…