Dr Jemma Green from PowerLedger
In this episode, Powerledger co-founder Dr Jemma Green discusses how walking the Camino de Santiago altered her career path and discovered her passion for energy trading and the blockchain.
- The process of being an entrepreneur is quite raw, and it keeps you curious and hungry for more information
- Being an entrepreneur is more a marathon than a sprint – pace yourself to go the distance and accomplish what you want
- How Perth compares to Dr Green’s experience in London, and the balance she has been able to achieve since moving back home
Dr Green discusses the struggles of media representation and the resilience that comes from remaining optimistic through difficult situations. She also shares the high point of meeting Sir Richard Branson in 2018 for the Extreme Tech Challenge, and how his mentorship and guidance has had a lasting effect.
Through tips and tricks of navigating the startup ecosystem, Dr Green shares that in the Perth ecosystem, it is a breath of fresh air to see other entrepreneurs on the same journey and that you are not alone in the entrepreneurial journey. By taking part in accelerator programs and surrounding yourself with those who will support you, Dr Green provides hope to future founders.
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