The podcast for Australian regional startups, founders and the organisations that support them.
“I've never seen someone pull together audio clips with this level of clarity and logic, it really is top-notch work.” - Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship at UTS
Hit that subscribe button and you won't miss any brand new Australian startup stories. Stories featuring the founders of Camplify, Trent Bagnall from Slingshot and startup legends like Alan “The Nice One” Jones. These aren’t just 2 people and a microphone, these are the stories of how they came to be. Starting from day one.
“When you're trying to build a global business, there's no reason you need to be in the city. So, if you're trying to attack global markets, it doesn't really matter where you are.” - Trent Bagnall, Founder of Slingshot
Let's go back to day one, where this story begins...
Monica Zarafu from BYKKO
Born in Romania, Monica moved to Australia in two thousand and ten. Motivated by a need to mitigate the threat of climate change, and seeing the mass adoption of bicycles in parts of Europe, Monica is aiming to do more than build a successful business. With the lofty ambition of reshaping the way we think about transport in Australia, Monica has been working hundred hour plus weeks to build BYKKO as a proof of concept, with the hopes that an electric bike sharing model could be adopted by governments and used as part of integrated public transport systems. But before we dig into the details of how Monica believes electric bike sharing can change transport in Australia, first we need to go back to day one, and learn about the research Monica undertook which ultimately led her to believe that, as she says, "bikes are the future".
Naomi Findlay the Renovation Queen
Today I'd like to share with you the story of Naomi Findlay. Naomi is a remarkably hard-working woman with a ridiculous amount of active projects, all of which aim to position her as Australia's queen of property renovation and home styling. She has a digital video series, Renovie, hosted on Youtube with nearly two hundred episodes and approaching two thousand subscribers. She has a blog and hosts a weekly podcast, Reno Radio. She has appeared on TV shows including Channel 9's Location Lifestyle Living and Channel 10's The Home Team. She created an app, Rapid Reno Mate, designed to make home renovation a breeze. She has designed and runs courses and workshops to assist people in many facets of renovating, styling and selling their home. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! The list goes on and on.
Perhaps even more remarkable is that creating beautiful spaces was not the first career path Naomi chose for herself. In fact, Naomi is Dr Naomi Findlay PhD, and in a previous life worked for around 15 years in radiation oncology in Australia and around the world. To learn why Dr Findlay would completely overhaul her career in pursuit of a new life, first, we need to go back to day one, and hear the story of how two conversations with two mentor figures spaced a decade apart would end up sending Naomi down two very different paths.
Melanie Mury from IMBY
Meet Melanie Mury from IMBY (In My Backyard). IMBY operates in the proptech space (Property Technology) and is working to consolidate the development application process or at least make it easier to navigate. Melanie started IMBY with her partner in life and business, Chris Mury.
This isn't just a story about a business venture, this is a life story, one that started and changed forever when Melanie was 18 years old and decided to head overseas.
Let's go back to day one where this story begins.
Linda Bergskas from Visionise with Kara Armstrong
Today you're going to hear the story of Linda Bergskas and Visionise. Linda started Visionise, a full-service fashion branding service after she sold her own international fashion brand in search of a more balanced lifestyle. With such a successful career and a large network within the industry, Linda found herself constantly being asked for her expertise to help start and grow fashion brands.
Becky Kiil from Newcastle Afoot with Guest Host Andy Jones
In this episode guest host Andy Jones goes on a walking tour with Becky Kiil, founder of Newcastle Afoot, a top rated walking tour and cultural experiences business. On top of her already hectic work life, Becky is also volunteering her time as festival coordinator for Big Picture Fest Newcastle, a project which received over $120,000 in grant money to bring local and international mural artists to the city in October 2020. In this conversation Becky discusses the challenges of managing a work-life balance, and her love for the city which she now calls home.
James MacDonald and JM Recruitment Are Making the Most Of The Situation
This special episode of Welcome to Day One features James MacDonald from JM Recruitment. A Newcastle based recruitment business focused solely on the Tech sector. James believes that a good recruiter should now his patch intimately. James does just that through his meetup groups and podcast called Newy Tech People. Listen to James speak about how his business has been impacted and how he is taking this time to put himself and his business in a postion to really hit the ground running when we return to business as usual.
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Great initiative and executed perfectly!
So great shining the light on regional start ups. Regional towns are such an essential part of Australia with so much to give!
Shining a Light in Regional Australia
Really great to see Adam shining light on start-ups from regional areas - something rarely done to this extent! Adam keeps you engaged throughout each episode.
Thoughtful and useful
Enjoyed the lack of hype and measured delivery. Listened to the Crave episode. Will try others.