Plant-based proteins could form as much as fifty-percent of our diets within the next thirty years, so there’s enormous opportunities for ‘foodtech’ startups to redesign global agricultural supply chains around the changing diet of a warming planet. Harvest B‘s founders have a vision – and a mission. Does that spell success?
We’ve just seen a big-spending Federal budget. What do Jelix VC CEO Andrea Gardiner and Carthona Capital partner Dean Dorrell reckon it all means for startups? Do we need a ‘patent box’ for deep tech? And what have both learned about why a startup succeeds?
George Peppou knew nothing about biotech when he co-founded VOW; he’s now well on his way to vat-growing meats that could feed billions around the world. Is biotech fundamentally different – and how has VOW used the best bits of tech startups to accelerate their growth?
Australia has an incredible tradition of innovation – typified by the CSIRO, which gave us WiFi, plastic banknotes, one of the best modern lifestyle diets, and much more besides. The CSIRO is an engine for the nation’s science – but too often science misses the opportunity to commercialise its innovations for the benefits of the innovators – and the nation.
The new Main Sequence VC fund – backed by CSIRO and the Australian Federal Government – looks to change that by identifying the scientists with the ‘spark’ that would make them great entrepreneurs. TWISTA sits down with Main Sequence general partner Mike Nicholls for a tour through Australia’s “deep tech” investment landscape – and how it could well lead to a new generation of fundamental breakthroughs!
In a new segment profiling all of Australia’s many incubators and accelerators, we speak to SBE Australia’s Sue Hogan about their E3 program for entrepreneurs.
To learn more about SBE Australia or their E3 program, click here.