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TWISTA helps your startup thrive with interviews and advice from the leading founders, investors, and thinkers in Australia's tech startup community.

TWISTA - This Week in Startups Australia Mark Pesce

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

TWISTA helps your startup thrive with interviews and advice from the leading founders, investors, and thinkers in Australia's tech startup community.

    Series 9 Episode 20 - Success Factors with Murray Hurps Part Two

    Series 9 Episode 20 - Success Factors with Murray Hurps Part Two

    TWISTA's Series 9 review of what we've learned about success concludes with UTS Startups' Murray Hurps reflecting upon what we've learned about successful startup hires - and hacks. Plus, a big announcement about the future of this podcast.

    Huge thanks to all three of our TWISTA Series 9 Sponsors:

    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista
    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 30 min
    Series 9 Episode 19 - Success Factors with Murray Hurps Part One

    Series 9 Episode 19 - Success Factors with Murray Hurps Part One

    Every TWISTA series 9 guest shared insights on what makes a startup and a founder successful. UTS Startups' Murray Hurps joins us to review what we've learned about customer focus, self-knowledge, listening, communication - and resilience.

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista

    • 33 min
    Series 9 Episode 18 - Ian Gardiner and Spark Festival

    Series 9 Episode 18 - Ian Gardiner and Spark Festival

    Ian Gardiner, one of the founders of Australia's startup ecosystem, tells TWISTA what he's learned about success, the hallmarks of success he looks for in startup founders - and in himself. Maxine Sherrin, director of Spark Festival, visits TWISTA with event hosts Adriana Belotti and Biliana Rajevic to spruik this year's Australia-wide celebration of all things startup.

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista
    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista

    • 39 min
    Series 9 Episode 17 - News Special

    Series 9 Episode 17 - News Special

    Startup ecosystem legends Petra Andren and Alan Jones join TWISTA to examine the Afterpay purchase (or is it a merger?) - and the largest philanthropic donation in Australian history. From a startup! All the news startups need on the last news special of series 9.

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista
    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 40 min
    Series 9 Episode 16 - Teamgage's Noelle and Ben Smit

    Series 9 Episode 16 - Teamgage's Noelle and Ben Smit

    You can't improve what you don't measure. Co-founders (and partners) Noelle and Ben Smit built SaaS firm Teamgage to make it easy for organisations to measure themselves - and improve. Does it work? And have they used their own tool to improve their chances for success?

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista

    • 36 min
    Series 9 Episode 15 - Harvest B's Werner Fuggersberger, Kristi Riordan and Alfred Lo

    Series 9 Episode 15 - Harvest B's Werner Fuggersberger, Kristi Riordan and Alfred Lo

    Plant-based proteins could form as much as fifty-percent of our diets within the next thirty years, so there's enormous opportunities for 'foodtech' startups to redesign global agricultural supply chains around the changing diet of a warming planet. Harvest B's founders have a vision - and a mission. Does that spell success?

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista
    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Nathanf1 ,

Excellent podcast with unique AU perspective

It's great to finally have an in depth podcast covering the events and interests of Australian startups. Great work TWIST AU team!

Rolypoly98 ,

Good podcast, needs better microphone

The content and delivery of TWISTA is good. I've been listening for a couple of seasons now. Great for keeping tabs on developments in the Australian startup scene.

My only complaint is that it's often difficult to hear, especially in the car, because the audio volume changes a lot or is closer to one of the people talking etc. Fix that and you're on to a winner!

Michael Paxon ,

Great podcast for Australian startups

Excellent audio quality. I've been a fan of TWIST and Jason Calacanis's email newsletter. Great to see TWIST has come to Oz! I listened to GoCatch episode and great to hear their story as I use their app to catch taxis. The podcast series features a number of startups from Australia.

The host Mark Pesce is a well known authority on startups and inventions, having been on ABC tv show The New Inventors. He's also a startup founder of Moore's Cloud.

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