The Perth Angels Annual Breakfast was a perfect mix of engaging discussions on diversity, insights into the world of angel investors, and the lingering mystery surrounding Dan Jovevski's jacket choice.
Jess Walker from AirTree set a lively tone with her spot-on Freddie Mercury impression, and Freda Ogilvie's Welcome to Country added a touch of cultural richness. It was a dynamic start that got everyone in the groove. Cr Bruce Reynolds talked about the importance of supporting local start-ups, setting the stage for Wilson Casado, FAIM to share updates on Perth Angels' past year and the exciting events in the pipeline.
Simon Horne, from AngelLoop with Techboard, presenting the Australian Angels Awards 2023 to very much deserving winners, including Brisbane Angels (Most Active Angel Group), Byron Bay Angels (Most Active Regional Angel Group), Richard Moore (Most Active Angel Investor), Josh Garratt (Angel Investor of the Year), Tracie Clark (Champion of Investment Diversity), and Lisa Siganto for their impactful investment in Smileyscope. Congrats!! We are truly grateful for all your contributions!
Samar Mcheileh shared her journey as a soccer enthusiast, adding a fresh perspective on female representation in the innovation ecosystem. It was a moment that resonated with many, highlighting the need for diverse voices in the conversation.
The panel, featuring Brady Flockart (Startmate), Dan Jovevski (WeMoney), Josh Garratt (Southern Angels), and Silk Kadala (Blackbird), brought a healthy dose of real talk to the event. Their insights provided valuable takeaways for both seasoned professionals and newcomers in the startup scene.
This event is part of West Tech Fest 2023 as a satellite event and is sponsored by VICI Ventures, a Visagio Company, eir and Carbon Group and organised in collaboration with BLAK Angels, South West Angels, Southern Angels, VentureX HQ, AngelLoop and West Tech Fest Investor Network.
We're grateful for the support of the Innovative Society Initiative, supported by Lotterywest and Spacecubed, which exists to build a stronger culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Western Australia. This event was made possible by Catalyst, a program dedicated to fueling new and expanded initiatives that foster growth in WA's innovation ecosystem and enhance an organisation's innovation capacity.
The Annual Investor Breakfast concluded on a high note. The mix of diverse perspectives, well-deserved recognitions, and a strong sense of community showcased the power of collaboration and innovation. Here's to another fantastic gathering next year!