In TWISTA’s Series 10 final, Playful Purpose MD Julie Trell joins us to highlight some of the most impressive WORLDCHANGING startups. Then, LAUNCH’s Molly Wood tells us how she approaches the task of investing in WORLDCHANGING climatech businesses. Finally, we unveil the BIG theme for TWISTA Series 11. We’re reviewing, summing up, and looking forward.
Pioneera‘s Danielle Owen Whitford and Tahnee Claeys wanted to find a way to alleviate workplace stress and burnout. Their solution, ‘Indi’, helps employees recognise stressful moments and situations – and offers guidance to them. TWISTA asks whether can managers integrate Pioneera to make workplaces more positive – and more productive? That’s why Pioneera is TWISTA’s tenth and final WORLDCHANGING startup of Series 10.
Has 2022 gone to plan? We ask Galileo Ventures co-founder James Alexander and Tech Central Executive Director Annie Parker for their reflections and insights. Then SPARK Festival director Maxine Sherrin shares the high points of an incredible program for anyone interested in startups.
TWISTA talks to Slurry Tub Chairman Angus Hudson. Angus dreamed up a solution to ‘wet slurry’ generated in nearly all construction work, methodically developed a solution, and now looks to scaling into global growth with his WORLDCHANGING innovation.
TWISTA talks to Tide co-founder and CEO Michael Loewy about his startup’s revolutionary new technology – one that could promise highly secure and tamper-resistant data stores – for businesses, for users – and for the world in search of good solutions to accelerating cyber-threats.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey created defense startup Anduril Industries as a fast, cheap and out-of-control response to the slow-moving and technologically backward defense ‘primes’. Can Anduril really earn billions while saving taxpapers hundreds of millions?
At 6pm on Thursday 18 August 2022, Palmer Luckey will be livestreaming his sold-out Sydney event. If you’d like to watch it, click here. (I’m the MC!)
TWISTA explores the potential of Australia’s new government with VCs Anne-Marie Elias (CEO, Beckon Capital) and Phil Morle (Partner, Main Sequence Ventures) – and the policy needs of a nation that requires an innovation mindset at every level. Plus: Inflationary pressures and two more WORLDCHANGING startups – SLURRYTUB and Samsara Eco!
Block Earner has a WORLDCHANGING idea – use decentralised finance – ‘DeFi’ – to offer better yields than bank deposits: banking without a bank. Co-founder Jordan Momtazi joins TWISTA to explain how it all works, how they make money, and how Block Earner navigates customer requirements for high yield amidst an ongoing ‘crypto winter’.
Saber Astronautics makes software-as-a-service to tracks all of the junk that’s in orbit. They make space exploration, commerce and travel far safer – which makes them an out of this-WORLDCHANGING business. TWISTA hears from CEO Andreas Antoniades and founder Jason Held.
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?