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Startup West podcast 110: Founders Panel (live) – the Climate for Tech

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Founders Panel (The Climate for Tech) recorded at Freo Startup Fest, live on stage 7 December 2023
// A live panel of climate techs, founders and funders discuss their challenges and successes of 2023, and plans for 2024 and beyond...

For the final episode of 2023, Startup West recorded a founders’ panel in front of a live audience of more than 400 at Freo Startup Fest, which is part of the annual West Tech Fest, Australia’s longest-running tech festival.

Host Charlie Gunningham chats with Dr Julia Reisser (Uluu), Amy Carter-James (Raaise) and Jonathan Lilley (Electro Ventures). Each company is heavily involved in developing and funding cleaner, climate-friendly products.

Startup West podcast 110: Founders Panel (live) - the Climate for Tech
L->R: Dr Julia Reisser, Amy Carter-James and Jonathan Lilley

Having raised $8.6M, Uluu is commercialising the production of red seaweed as an alternative source of plastics, to change fashion and other industries. Meanwhile, Raaise is a platform connecting investors with climate tech startups, and Electro Ventures has raised $20M and funded 13 EV-related boat, plane and vehicle companies.

Julia, Amy and Jonathan talk about their challenges and successes in 2023, the climate tech sector generally, and their plans for 2024 and beyond.

Startup West podcast 110: Founders Panel (live) - the Climate for Tech
Freo Startup Fest audience

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Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Tekkon.

Startup West will return in 2024.

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Produced by Startup News, the Startup West podcast talks with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA.
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