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What will the new economy look like? As startups become the new way of life, Australia must become more open and less restrictive to encourage innovation. Hear entrepreneurs' firsthand accounts of their journey and learn what that has meant to the startup world.

This podcast will give you a great insight into Australia’s innovation ecosystem by tracing its history and future. If you're curious as to how it all started, who were the innovators that helped transform it, and how this ecosystem interacts with others both domestically and around the world- this is a must-listen!

This 6-part audio documentary and its accompanying 150+ interviews is a deep dive into the startup scene, both past and present and takes an exciting look at the future of Australia’s technological and economic transformation.

Join us on this exciting journey, celebrating what has been accomplished and asking hard questions about where we’re heading and whether we’re on the right track.

Sign up for the newsletter at 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

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The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem W2D1 Media

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What will the new economy look like? As startups become the new way of life, Australia must become more open and less restrictive to encourage innovation. Hear entrepreneurs' firsthand accounts of their journey and learn what that has meant to the startup world.

This podcast will give you a great insight into Australia’s innovation ecosystem by tracing its history and future. If you're curious as to how it all started, who were the innovators that helped transform it, and how this ecosystem interacts with others both domestically and around the world- this is a must-listen!

This 6-part audio documentary and its accompanying 150+ interviews is a deep dive into the startup scene, both past and present and takes an exciting look at the future of Australia’s technological and economic transformation.

Join us on this exciting journey, celebrating what has been accomplished and asking hard questions about where we’re heading and whether we’re on the right track.

Sign up for the newsletter at 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

    Serina Bird discusses her inspiration from Taiwan's startup ecosystem

    Serina Bird discusses her inspiration from Taiwan's startup ecosystem

    Serina Bird is the author of The Joyful Frugalista, a personal finance guide, and runs online courses on money and finance. She also founded The Joyful Business Club which aims to support women pursue their career goals through mentoring, networking and training, and is the author of The Joyful Startup Guide. In her conversation with Adam, Serina discusses being inspired by witnessing the innovative startup ecosystem in Taiwan, as well as her belief that Australia could massively benefit from an increase of women and non-binary led startups.
    See full show notes: https://w2d1.com/serina-bird


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    • 31 min
    Moira Were discusses what metrics companies can use to measure "good"

    Moira Were discusses what metrics companies can use to measure "good"

    Moira Were has been involved in many endeavors in the Australian startup ecosystem throughout her long career, with a focus on projects striving for social good. Moira is the founder of the Hen House Co-Op, an initiative with the goal of closing the gender investment gap, and co founder of Collab4Good, a social enterprise working towards a just economy based on participation, equity, access and rights for all. In her conversation with guest host Will Tjo, Moira discusses her belief that all companies should be social enterprises, as well as various approaches and metrics companies can use in order to measure “good”.
    See full show notes: https://w2d1.com/moira-were


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    • 31 min
    Tim Boyle sees a bias towards digital technologies in the ecosystem

    Tim Boyle sees a bias towards digital technologies in the ecosystem

    Tim Boyle is Director of Innovation and Commercialisation at ANSTO, Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Tim is also the director and founder of Nandin Innovation Centre, ANSTO’s centre for commercialisation, design innovation and entrepreneurship, which oversees a growing ecosystem of more than 30 startups. In his conversation with Adam, Tim discusses his belief that there is a bias towards digital technologies and web/mobile platforms within Australia’s startup ecosystem, as well as what he sees as unique strengths of the Australian startup ecosystem.
    See full show notes: https://w2d1.com/tim-boyle


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    • 32 min
    Bill Tai highlights the key similarities and differences between Silicon Valley and Australia

    Bill Tai highlights the key similarities and differences between Silicon Valley and Australia

    Bill Tai is a global venture capitalist who is based in Silicon Valley and spends part of the year in Perth. Bill has been funding startups as a Venture Capitalist since 1991, and has had 23 of his startups become listed companies. Bill is also an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, where his focus is innovation and economic development. In his conversation with Adam, Bill discusses how he became one of the earliest investors in Canva after meeting one of its co-founders Melanie Perkins, as well as what he sees as key similarities and differences between Silicon Valley and Australia’s startup ecosystem.
    See full show notes: https://w2d1.com/bill-tai


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    • 50 min
    Rohan McDougall highlights the current risks to Western Australia's economy

    Rohan McDougall highlights the current risks to Western Australia's economy

    Rohan McDougall is the director of commercialisation at Curtin University, where his team work to identify business opportunities for new products and services that arise research conducted at the university. Rohan has over a decade of experience working as company director or chairman of a variety of technology startups, including Renergi, a renewable energy technologies company, and Icetana, a company producing AI video analytics tools to assist in security surveillance. In his conversation with Adam, Rohan discusses how the dot com boom and bust affected Australia’s startup ecosystem, and why the Western Australian economy is at risk at having all its eggs in one basket with its heavy investment into the mining industry.
    See full show notes: https://w2d1.com/rohan-mcdougall


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    • 34 min
    Kate Jones explains why the Tech Council of Australia was founded

    Kate Jones explains why the Tech Council of Australia was founded

    Kate Jones is the former Minister for Innovation in the Queensland government, and has spent the last 20 years of her life working in politics. Currently she is an executive director with the Tech Council of Australia, as well as working for the tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery who has built a number of businesses that handle data and telecommunications. In her conversation with Adam, Kate discusses why the Tech Council of Australia was founded, as well as her views on what role government should play within the Australian startup ecosystem.
    See full show notes: https://w2d1.com/kate-jones


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    • 23 min

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