SUDS, with ACS Innovation Labs Director Siobhan Casey, on how to address diversity and inclusion, be a VC, become a VC and tackle substance abuse

Every week on the Start up daily TV showwe talk to more than two dozen founders, CEOs, investors and experts about what’s happening in technology.

Now you can see the best of the show with the weekly podcast, SUDS.

Every week on SUDS host Simon Thomsen has a special guest with them to discuss the week’s big news, tell their story and also tackle a big idea in their field, before we run through the highlights of the TV show.

At SUDS, the weekly wash-up of the Startup Daily show on ausbiz, Simon’s special guest this week is Siobhan Casey, director of the ACS Innovation Labs in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of River City Labs. We discuss the Musk-Twitter omnishambles, and how to think about diversity and inclusion in a startup, and then tackle it in a meaningful way.

The show guests you hear from are Rampersand Taryn Pieterse on VCs Woodstock or for underrepresented founders – the Great Warm Intro

And if you ever wanted to be an early stage investor, Airtree opens its VC 101 program, Airtree Explorer, to everyone – Jessica Walker takes us through what is involved

Dr Sivan Krish, founder of GoMicro, has built a $1 device that can be attached to your smartphone to tackle a $1 trillion food waste problemuse to tell when fresh produce is ripe or spoiled.

And it’s Dry July, raising money for cancer research. Lived founder Sally Metelerkamp is asking the startup sector to help it raise $20,000. Her substance abuse recovery startup has also added a drink tracker to her app to help you decide if things are spiraling out of control.

Listen to SUDS:

Presenter: Simon Thomsen

Producer: Jaxson McLennan


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