26 episodes

Season Three of Next Generation Innovators is hosted by Today Show’s Brooke Boney.

This season Brooke will tap into stories behind some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and how they’ve scaled their ideas into global businesses.

So whether you’re in business, own one or dream of doing it yourself, these conversations will guide you through the ups and downs of start-ups – from ideation and development to investment and scale.

This season is proudly brought to you by THE OUTNET, the ultimate fashion destination where you’ll find over 350 designer brands at up to 70% off. THE OUTNET is the place to go when you’re looking to build your wardrobe with designer pieces at exceptional prices.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.5, 265 Ratings

Season Three of Next Generation Innovators is hosted by Today Show’s Brooke Boney.

This season Brooke will tap into stories behind some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and how they’ve scaled their ideas into global businesses.

So whether you’re in business, own one or dream of doing it yourself, these conversations will guide you through the ups and downs of start-ups – from ideation and development to investment and scale.

This season is proudly brought to you by THE OUTNET, the ultimate fashion destination where you’ll find over 350 designer brands at up to 70% off. THE OUTNET is the place to go when you’re looking to build your wardrobe with designer pieces at exceptional prices.

    S3E8: :Different: Mina Radhakrishnan

    S3E8: :Different: Mina Radhakrishnan

    To call Mina Radhakrishnan a ‘disruptor’ would be an understatement. She cut her teeth working for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names including Google and Uber. Mina had the world at her feet as Uber’s 20th hire and Head of Product. Now she has her sights firmly set on the Australian property management industry. Mina is the co-founder of :Different, a Sydney-based start-up that is using technology to change how properties are managed in Australia. Here, Mina shares how :Different is managing rapid growth, raising capital, and challenging the status quo.

    • 33 min
    S3E7: Ultra Violette: Ava Matthews

    S3E7: Ultra Violette: Ava Matthews

    Ava Matthews is a former sunscreen delinquent who is now permanently coated in SPF50+. What started as a weekend side-hustle with co-founder, Rebecca Jefferd, became Ultra Violette, a cult Aussie sunscreen brand dedicated to future-proofing our faces. After a rapid rise, all within 12 months of launch, Ultra Violette was selected as Sephora’s first dedicated sunscreen brand and is now available in all stores across Australia and New Zealand. Here, Ava shares the inception of Ultra Violette, how the brand is responding to the ever-evolving economic climate, and what she’s learned along the way.

    • 27 min
    S3E6: The Beauty Chef: Carla Oates

    S3E6: The Beauty Chef: Carla Oates

    A decade ago the term gut health was greeted by confused faces. Today, it’s a multi-billion dollar industry. But back when there were few people making the gut-skin connection, Carla Oates was making a business out of it. Carla is now a pioneer of the inner beauty industry, and founder of The Beauty Chef which is on the shelves of some of the world’s biggest retailers including Net-A-Porter, Sephora, and Selfridges. It has even made its way to the belly of Meghan Markle. The company has recently received a $10 million investment from Point King Capital. Here, Carla shares her business journey, the inception of The Beauty Chef and her belief that “beauty begins in the belly”.

    • 43 min
    S3E5: WedShed: Amy Parfett

    S3E5: WedShed: Amy Parfett

    If Amy Parfett, the Co-Founder of wedding start-up, WedShed, has her way, the 'bridezilla' archetype will be no longer. The spark for WedShed was ignited when a close friend’s wedding venue shut down just weeks before her big day. Amy and her Co-Founder, Melany McBride, jumped online assuming there would be no shortage of resources to help solve the problem, but instead what they found was a perfect gap in the market they could fill. Five years on, WedShed has been described as the ‘AirBnB for weddings’ and has cemented its place in the wedding industry. Here, Amy shares how WedShed built a thriving community of like-minded wedding businesses, is supporting drought-affected farmers, and has helped hundreds of thousands of people create their dream weddings. 

    • 43 min
    S3E4: Shoes of Prey: Jodie Fox

    S3E4: Shoes of Prey: Jodie Fox

    Jodie Fox was the co-founder and creative director of Shoes of Prey, a company that allowed people to design their dream shoes online, have them expertly manufactured, and then shipped to anywhere in the world within two weeks. The startup broke even at two months, raised over US$27 million in funding, and was considered a global leader and innovator in mass-customisation and on-demand manufacturing before ceasing trade in August 2018. While runaway success stories are inspiring, it is failure that we can learn from the most. Jodie has written a book about her experience that is a must-read for all entrepreneurs. In Reboot, Jodie shares an honest and raw account of her Shoes of Prey journey and a multitude of learnings, tips and insights she picked up along the way. Here, she opens up to Brooke Boney about it all.

    • 38 min
    S3E3: Publicist: Lara Vandenberg

    S3E3: Publicist: Lara Vandenberg

    Lara Vandenberg is the CEO & Founder of Publicist. While working in PR in New York, Lara saw an industry that was in need of a shake up and thought she was the woman to do it. Enter, Publicist, an online marketplace connecting premium PR and marketing talent with brands. Publicist is transforming the traditional PR model and delivering increased flexibility and efficiency to the industry. Lara shares her journey building Publicist from ideation through to development, investment and scale. To date Publicist has raised more than US$750,000 in funding. Lara has been named in both Forbes and B&T’s 30 Under 30 lists, and she’s just getting started.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

Mayonegg7 ,

Great variety

Have been listening to a lot more pods lately. Appreciate the variety of guests and their businesses. Particularly enjoyed the episode with Mina Radhakrishnan and her insights on product development and building technology to completely change the typical customer experience.

Z~E ,

Brill.

Righto, absolutely thrilled to have spent iso (re-)listening to few of these eps. Hearing about phenomenal perspectives of Brooke and her guests making perfect with imperfect situations - just the Motivation needed in the choas.
Brilliant Brooke. 🖤

catherinemitch ,

Research your guest

I was fascinated that Brooke could interview Jodie Fox about her book - but she didn’t even bother to read the book. Really makes it just a fluff piece.

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