In 2019, food scientist Nick Hazell had a penny-drop moment when he realised the world needed far more meat than could be raised sustainably. That led him to found v2Food, creating a whole product line of plant-based meat substitutes. How does v2Food achieve scale (and change the world) in one of the most competitive of all product areas – fast-moving consumer goods?
“Mister Angel”, Jason Calacanis, joins TWISTA for our annual check-in. As we exit the pandemic, we review some of Jason’s predictions about the changing nature of work, then turn our attentions to startups – which now have a unique advantage in the contest for global talent.
Tim Fung has charted a course to success – from plucky startup entrepreneur to newly listing AirTasker on the ASX. Why did he take his firm public — and how has it changed his startup? Along the way, what has Tim learned about success?
How are startups adapting to the in-and-out-and-in-again of pandemic lockdowns? Is Go1, Australia’s newest unicorn, on a growth path to be the next Canva? Microsoft for Startups’ Annie Parker and Main Sequence Ventures’ Phil Morle offer their insights – and their secrets for startup success.
From inside a pandemic lockdown of uncertain duration, how do Sydney’s startups operate – and thrive? We ask Tractor Ventures‘ Matt Allen for insights from Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown, then check in with Inspace CEO Justin Liang – who pivoted his startup during the first lockdown. Timely tips for all of Australia’s startup community.
A pandemic-driven transition to telehealth meant Silvia Pfeiffer‘s Coviu grew massively over the last year. How does she balance growth against the ever-changing rules of Australia’s Medicare system? And what has Silvia learned about building a successful startup?
TWISTA welcomes back SheEO Country Lead Julie Trell and Main Sequence GP Mike Nicholls to explore the post-pandemic landscape for startups, emerging funding models – and what their experience has taught them are the key elements for a successful startup.
As we enter the chronic phase of the pandemic, what needs to be fixed? A dream panel of Annie Parker, Ian Gardiner, Murray Hurps and Julie Trell address challenges facing startups in an uncertain ‘new normal’ COVID-19 economy.
Big thanks to our sponsor for Series 8, UTS Startups – driving the next generation of entrepreneurs – more at https://startups.uts.edu.au