S05E07 – Anne-Marie Birkill & Maxwell MRI

TWISTA visited Brisbane’s River City Labs two years ago – and my goodness, how much has changed. The new government has put nearly half a billion dollars into funding various startup activities – including a lavish new ‘Precinct’ for the startup community.

TWISTA talks to two residents of The Precinct, Anne-Marie Birkill, Managing Partner of OneVentures, then we catch up with one of the most mind-blowing startups we’ve ever had on this show, Maxwell MRI (now Maxwell Plus) co-founders Elliot Smith and Matt Brown. It’s all happening in Queensland, on this episode of TWISTA.

S0506 – VR Special with Tim Ruse & Kain Tietzel

In the year since our last VR special, cyberspace has exploded – and virtual reality has become a real business. We speak two the founder-CEOs of two of Australia’s most successful VR startups, starting in conversation with Zero Latency‘s Tim Ruse, then closing in a chat with Start VR‘s Kain Tietzel.

Virtual reality is a real business – with real customers and real revenues. We go exploring the new _business_ landscape of virtual reality in this special episode.

S05E05 – Space Special with Tim Parsons & Jason Held

Over the last 3 years, the Space Race has roared back into life. Not just the ‘big space’ of SpaceX and BlueOrigin, but lots of startups – some of them Australians – taking us back to the stars.

TWISTA explores this new era of rocket science with Delta-V Founding CEO Tim Parsons, then explore the Space-Command-as-SaaS market with Sabre Astronautics CEO Jason Held. This special is out of this world!

S05E04 – News Special with Dean Dorrell & Paul Wallbank

In our news special for Series 5, co-host Claire Connelly talks to Carthona Capital’s Dean Dorrell and journalist Paul Wallbank about Australia’s struggle to commercialise research, the arrival of Silicon Valley tech accelerator powerhouse 500 Startups – in Melbourne, Uber’s no good very bad week and what start-ups get wrong about the press.

S05E01 – Startup Muster and Elanation

TWISTA opens series 5 with Monica Wulff, CEO of Startup Muster, who goes through all the key points of the recently released 2016 survey of Australia’s startup ecosystem.

Then TWISTA speaks to Elanation co-founder Katherine Maree Pace and Aimee Atkins about building a lifestyle tech company that starts with a ‘child-centred’ design process.