8 episodes

Where did it all start?

3 interviews will be released each week starting in January. The audio documentary that will tell the story of the Australian startup ecosystem will be released in June 2022.

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Standard Sponsors:
UTS Startups
The Guild of Entrepreneurs
Western Sydney University's LaunchPad
Canberra Innovation Network
Curtin University
CSIRO
University of South Australia
LaunchVic
The Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur
ANSTO
Newcastle University's Integrated Innovation Network
The University of Adelaide's ThincLab
Flinders University's New Venture Institute
UNSW Founders
UQ Ventures
James Cook University

Partners:
Startup Daily
Fishburners
Spark Festival
Spacecubed
Stone & Chalk
River City Labs

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The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem Welcome to Day One

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Where did it all start?

3 interviews will be released each week starting in January. The audio documentary that will tell the story of the Australian startup ecosystem will be released in June 2022.

Sign up to the newsletter https://w2d1.com/newsletter and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

This series is made possible thanks to our sponsors & partners.
Major Sponsors:
MYOB, Amazon Web Services

Standard Sponsors:
UTS Startups
The Guild of Entrepreneurs
Western Sydney University's LaunchPad
Canberra Innovation Network
Curtin University
CSIRO
University of South Australia
LaunchVic
The Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur
ANSTO
Newcastle University's Integrated Innovation Network
The University of Adelaide's ThincLab
Flinders University's New Venture Institute
UNSW Founders
UQ Ventures
James Cook University

Partners:
Startup Daily
Fishburners
Spark Festival
Spacecubed
Stone & Chalk
River City Labs

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy

    Bruce Tulloch on some of the key challenges the Australian startup ecosystem faces

    Bruce Tulloch on some of the key challenges the Australian startup ecosystem faces

    Bruce Tulloch is the co-founder and managing director of BitScope Designs, which creates IOT (Internet of Things) and cloud computing tools for industrial and educational use. Bruce is also chair of The Studio Limited, Australia’s first media tech incubator based at the Sydney Startup Hub. And as if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Bruce is also Director of New Technologies at JetPack Aviation, which was the first company to develop a working jet pack which was flown around the Statue of Liberty in New York in 2015. In his conversation with Adam, Bruce discusses the origins of The Studio Limited, as well as what Bruce sees as some of the key challenges that the Australian startup ecosystem faces.
    See the full show notes https://w2d1.com/bruce-tulloch


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    • 33 min
    Steve Baxter on what the Australian Government could be doing to help the startup ecosystem

    Steve Baxter on what the Australian Government could be doing to help the startup ecosystem

    In 1994, before the terms "startup" or "bootstrapping" were in common use, Steve Baxter started a successful internet service provider, SE Net, from the spare room of his Adelaide home. Since then, Steve's wide ranging career has led him to play many roles as part of the Australian Startup Ecosystem, including playing key roles in the founding of River City Labs, Right Pedal Studios and StartupAUS, as well as featuring on the TV show Shark Tank. In his conversation with Adam, Steve touches on many of these, as well as discussing his ideas on what the Australian Government could be doing to be encouraging growth in the Startup ecosystem.

    • 43 min
    Andrea Gardiner says disruptive, scalable tech startups are critical

    Andrea Gardiner says disruptive, scalable tech startups are critical

    Andrea Gardiner is the founder of Jelix, an investment firm which focuses on early stage technology startups in Australia and New Zealand. In her conversation with Adam, she shares her conviction that disruptive, scalable technology startups are critical for the future economic prosperity of Australia, and highlights the supportive and collaborative of Australia’s startup ecosystem as a key advantage.
    See the full show notes https://w2d1.com/andrea-gardiner


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    • 38 min
    Matt Barrie on the evolution of the startup ecosystem from a unique vantage point

    Matt Barrie on the evolution of the startup ecosystem from a unique vantage point

    As CEO of Freelance Limited, Matt Barrie overseas the management of both http://freelancer.com/ (freelancer.com), a service through which 54 million freelancers offer every type of service you can possibly imagine, as well as http://escrow.com/ (escrow.com), a global payment system that’s done 5 billion US dollars in payment volume. Freelancer Limited opened on the Australian Securities Exchanged at an incredible 1.03 billion US dollars market capitalisation, making it one of the biggest openings ever on the exchange. In this episode Matt tells the story of the growth of the Australian startup ecosystem as he has seen it from his unique vantage point, and why he believes aspiring startup founders would be best to first work for a company they admire for a year or two before starting their own venture.
    See the full show notes https://w2d1.com/matt-barrie


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    • 55 min
    Kate Cornick on ways to support Australians to begin their startup journey

    Kate Cornick on ways to support Australians to begin their startup journey

    Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s initiative to accelerate startups and create new jobs in Victoria. Before taking this position, Kate worked in a variety of roles in startup land, including leading the development of a human resources technology startup through a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, as well as acting as General Manager at NBN Co. In her conversation with Alex Carpenter, Kate discusses Australia’s low number of startup founders per capita relative to other countries, and potential ways of supporting Australians to begin their startup journey.
    See the full show notes https://w2d1.com/kate-cornick


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    • 36 min
    Niki Scevak is optimistic about Australia's future

    Niki Scevak is optimistic about Australia's future

    Niki Scevak has a long and diverse background in the Australian startup ecosystem. From his entrepreneurial beginnings co-founding two software companies, Niki would go on to co-found Blackbird, a venture capital firm which manages over a billion dollars, and found Startmate, an accelerator that has helped 170+ startups since its inception in 2011. In his conversation with Adam he discusses what he sees as gaps in the Australian startup ecosystem, as well as the reasons for feeling optimistic about the future.
    See the full show notes https://w2d1.com/niki-scevak


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    • 45 min

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