77. Nicole Gazey & Rebecca Loftus – IDEA

Brodie and Steve talk with Nicole Gazey and Rebecca Loftus, co-founders of IDEA (Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Academy), a brand new ‘alternative school’ for young innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives.

Having graduated from last year’s Plus Eight tech accelerator program, IDEA raised some funds from BetterLabs Ventures and launched the academy earlier this year, with their first cohort currently going through their programs at the FLUX co-working space in the city.

“The need for change is so great, and the amount of students that are currently struggling in the system, and being underserved by it, is so great that I think the more the merrier in terms of alternatives…” ~ Rebecca Loftus.

For more: https://ideacademy.com.au/


Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth, Dinner Twist and Tekkon.

Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging.