About Us

Welcome to the Startup West podcast

We talk with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it!

Produced by: Startup News and recorded in beautiful Perth, WA

Supported by: the New Industries Fund (JTSI, WA government), Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist.

Co-Hosts: Charlie Gunningham and Danelle Cross.

Editor: Carmen Yee Kai Wen.

A new episode lands every second Wednesday – subscribe to ‘Startup West’ on your favourite platform, and please leave us a review…!

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Show Hosts

Charlie Gunningham

Show Host

Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech, property and media sectors, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor.

Originally an Economics teacher from England, via Singapore, he arrived in Perth in 1997. Graduating as top MBA student from UWA Business School in 1999, he co-founded property listings site aussiehome.com in Perth, which was acquired by REIWA in 2010. He ran reiwa.com for four years before becoming CEO of Business News in 2014.

For the past few years he’s worked for a federal government tech startup fund; and is also a tech business consultant, recently launching an Australia-wide property media business, The Property Tribune. He’s also Managing Editor of Startup News.

There’s nothing he likes more than helping early-stage tech startups … and drinking coffee, red wine, playing in a blues band or hitting a golf ball. Email Charlie on charlie <at> startupnews.com.au.

Danelle Cross

Show Host

Danelle Cross has over 18 years’ experience in strategic marketing, communications and program management.

After studying marketing and public relations at Curtin, Danelle went on to work for News Limited in Perth and Sydney, Heinz Australasia in Melbourne, Marks & Spencer in London before returning back to Perth to continue her career at Curtin in 2008. Danelle currently heads up the executive education area within Curtin Business School.

Danelle is a Fellow of Leadership WA and was fortunate to participate in the MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Brisbane, Australia in 2018. She runs the Curtin Ignition program, which selects 70 startups and entrepreneurs every year.

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