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WTF announces 2023 speaker line up

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// // 23 speakers have been announced across the main West Tech Fest events, including Silicon Valley Bank founder Aaron Gershenberg and GoTerra founder Olympia Yarger...

If you were waiting to see who’s speaking before getting your tickets for West Tech Fest 2023, then the wait is over.

This week, West Tech Fest announced its speaker line-up for 2023 and there’s a good blend of people from all aspects and stages of the startup ecosystem. 

West Tech Fest — often referred to as ‘WTF’ — is Australia’s longest-running tech and innovation festival, held annually here in Perth. Over the years, it’s attracted some big-name speakers from around the world. And this year is no different. Here’s what the speaker line up looks like and who we’re most looking forward to seeing. 

2023 Speakers

Aaron Gershenberg — Sr Advisor & Founding Partner Emeritus, SVB Capital (Silicon Valley Bank)

Amy Carter-James — Co-founder and Chief Raasier, Raaise

Ben Cole — Executive Director, Wide Open Agriculture

Bill Tai — Silicon Valley VC and Founder of West Tech Fest

WTF announces 2023 speaker line up
Kite-surfing Silicon Valley based VC and West Tech Fest co-founder Bill Tai will be back this year.

Brady Flockart — Head of Investments, Startmate

Cheryl Mack — CEO, Aussie Angels

James Cameron — Partner, Airtree Ventures

Jaynaya Winmar — Blak Angels Investor Network

Jenna Palumbo — Executive Director, Effective Philanthropy, Mindaroo Foundation

Jess Walker — Community and Programs Manager, Airtree

Jodie Imam — Co-founder and Co-CEO, Tractor Ventures

Jon Gregory — Founder and CEO, Vitruvian

Josh Portlock — Innovation Partner, Electro Ventures

Julia Reisser — Co-founder and Co-CEO, ULUU

Kate Lewkowski — Co-founder and CEO, Neutrologix

Liddy McCall — Investment Director, Yuuwa

Luke Anear — Founder and CEO, SafetyCulture

Matt Vitale — Co-founder, birchal

Maxine Minter — General Partner, Co Ventures

Olympia Yarger — Founder and CEO, Goterra

Silk Kadala — Investor, Blackbird

Steve King — Foundation Director, Atlassian

Tracie Clark — Founding Director, VentureX Capital

Ticket Info

Festival passes sold out in a week, and early bird price period has led to half the tickets being snapped up already – so be quick WTF fans! This year is going to be a biggie, if not the biggest ever.

Visit West Tech Fest to make sure you don’t miss out.


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Jason Balchand

Jason has been in the WA startup community for more than a decade, from mentoring at Startup Weekends to volunteering as Chair of StartupWA. He's also a co-founder of So Media Group, on a mission to champion the best of Perth and WA.
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