22 episodes

Honest, open and courageous discussions about new ventures, entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialisation. That's it.



With over 30 years in business, all the books read, education etc,.. I still know I know nothing. Every venture has its own life, and every business has its adventure. Risk is the name of the game, and how you immerse yourself in it may be the greatest or worst experience of your life,.. sometimes both.



Join me as I talk to real people who did it, are doing it or are helping others.



What is certain is that the entrepreneur plays a critical role in our society as we seek to better our lives, that of our families and our community.



Let me quote something from the book The Denial of Death by Earnest Becker.



It goes like this: "The one who asserts himself out of defiance of his own weakness, who tries to be a god unto himself, the master of his fate, a self-created man. He will not be a pawn to others of society; he will not be a passive sufferer and secret dreamer, nursing his own inner flame in oblivion. He will plunge into life... But the ugly side of this ...is that it, too, is thoughtless and empty-headed immersion in the delight of technics with no thought to goals or meaning."



So, please join me as you plunge into this life, but do it with your eyes open, with meaning and love.



If you want to share your story or contribute your expertise, Contact me at hello@entrepreneurship.au and put 'Entrepreneurship with Peter Christo' in the subject line. Briefly summarise what you'd like to discuss and include your contact details.



Connect with me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterchristo/ or on Twitter @peterchristo

Entrepreneurship.AU with Christo Peter Christo

    • Business

Honest, open and courageous discussions about new ventures, entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialisation. That's it.



With over 30 years in business, all the books read, education etc,.. I still know I know nothing. Every venture has its own life, and every business has its adventure. Risk is the name of the game, and how you immerse yourself in it may be the greatest or worst experience of your life,.. sometimes both.



Join me as I talk to real people who did it, are doing it or are helping others.



What is certain is that the entrepreneur plays a critical role in our society as we seek to better our lives, that of our families and our community.



Let me quote something from the book The Denial of Death by Earnest Becker.



It goes like this: "The one who asserts himself out of defiance of his own weakness, who tries to be a god unto himself, the master of his fate, a self-created man. He will not be a pawn to others of society; he will not be a passive sufferer and secret dreamer, nursing his own inner flame in oblivion. He will plunge into life... But the ugly side of this ...is that it, too, is thoughtless and empty-headed immersion in the delight of technics with no thought to goals or meaning."



So, please join me as you plunge into this life, but do it with your eyes open, with meaning and love.



If you want to share your story or contribute your expertise, Contact me at hello@entrepreneurship.au and put 'Entrepreneurship with Peter Christo' in the subject line. Briefly summarise what you'd like to discuss and include your contact details.



Connect with me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterchristo/ or on Twitter @peterchristo

    #021 Gaynor Lawton – Helping Teens and others with their self doubt through entrepreneurship

    #021 Gaynor Lawton – Helping Teens and others with their self doubt through entrepreneurship

    Here's my conversation with Gaynor Lawton, an inspiring mentor helping both small businesses and teenagers navigate their entrepreneurial journeys.Gaynor believes that self-doubt can immobilise even the most confident entrepreneurs. This observation led her to focus on Business Development and Mentoring, ensuring that individuals grow along with their ventures.She has harnessed these insights to create TeenBoss, a dynamic training program that has the power to transform the aspirations of 16-18-year-olds, igniting their business ideas into reality.Join me as we explore Gaynor's own journey and discuss how she aims to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to conquer doubt and realise their business aspirations.https://entrepreneurship.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Gaynor-PROD.mp3

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #020 Norm Jenkins on Culture in Startups as a competitive advantage & playing it straight with your life partner.

    #020 Norm Jenkins on Culture in Startups as a competitive advantage & playing it straight with your life partner.

    In this show, I interview Norm Jenkins again.  You may remember Norm was one of the first discussions on the podcast (EP#004).  Today, in Ep #020, we discuss the power of culture as a driver for entrepreneurial success in a start-up.  Norm and I discuss the power of establishing a solid culture at the beginning and building from there to minimize unnecessary friction and conflict and accelerate growth.  This includes the basis upon which the first foundational hires take place and the hard and confronting conversations we have to have with life partners.  This is complex and nuanced stuff but critical in the early stages.Enjoy my conversation with Norm Jenkins.Norm's contactable via linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/normjenkins/) or email norm@i4d.com.au. https://entrepreneurship.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/020-Norm-Jenkins-PROD.mp3

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #019 Nick Boniciolli – Metalhead revolutionising decision-making with AI

    #019 Nick Boniciolli – Metalhead revolutionising decision-making with AI

    Today, we have the pleasure of delving into the entrepreneurial journey of Mr. Nick Boniciolli, a dynamic entrepreneur hailing from Adelaide, Australia.Nick epitomises the entrepreneurial spirit, transitioning from his roots in a Heavy Metal band during his teenage years to pioneering alternative funding solutions for startups. Currently, he spearheads Optible AI, a cutting-edge technology platform dedicated to revolutionising decision-making processes.In our conversation, Nick offers candid insights into entrepreneurs' challenges, all while maintaining a sense of humour. His journey exemplifies resilience, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.With over a decade of experience in the startup technology realm, Nick has carved a niche in alternative funding and artificial intelligence. As the Founder and CEO of Optible AI, he has propelled the company to the forefront of the industry, notably achieving a remarkable 90% reduction in assessment time and vastly enhancing data capture capabilities.Beyond grants, Optible AI aims to transform various industries by leveraging its technology for optimisation and intelligent decision-making. Nick and his team empower organisations to maximise value and drive equitable decision-making processes through ground-breaking insights derived from extensive datasets.Nick's entrepreneurial journey began in a university lecture theatre, where his passion for the stock market fueled his initial ventures. His diverse portfolio spans sectors such as Music & Entertainment, Media Production, and Alternative Funding platforms, culminating in his primary focus on Artificial Intelligence.Academically, Nick boasts degrees in Engineering (Civil and Structural) and Economics, underscoring his multifaceted approach to entrepreneurship. Beyond business endeavours, he is also an accomplished film composer, showcasing his creativity beyond the boardroom.When he's not driving innovation, Nick embraces his musical roots, trading the laptop keyboard for a guitar and the office for the stage.Join us as we delve into the captivating journey of Nick Boniciolli, a visionary entrepreneur shaping the future of technology and decision-making.Nick can be reached on nick@optible.ai, and his business is at www.optible.comhttps://entrepreneurship.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/019-Nick-2024.02.28-PROD.mp3

    • 58 min
    #018 Ilias Zervas – Entrepreneurship: A Greek Odyssey with a Modern Beat

    #018 Ilias Zervas – Entrepreneurship: A Greek Odyssey with a Modern Beat

    Join me as I discuss Entrepreneurship in its rawest form, on he streets of Athens in Greece.Ilias Zervas is a multi-talented individual serving as a business consultant, musician, and entrepreneur. He pursued BioMedical Engineering studies at the University and hails from Koroni and Kalamata, Greece. With a knack for music, he excels in Jazz, American Swing, and Opera. As an entrepreneur, he's involved in diverse digital media and agriculture ventures. Additionally, he boasts significant experience as a business consultant, particularly in wind farming, electricity generation and business development.Zervas is renowned for his strong communication skills and keen observations on the Greek political and economic landscape. He's committed to driving change from the grassroots of the Greek business community.>>>CONTACT ILIA ZERVASinfo@zconsulting.comiliaszervas51@gmail.comhttps://www.youtube.com/@IliasZervasLeftakishttps://entrepreneurship.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Ilias-Zervas-PROD.mp3

    • 54 min
    #017 Bobak Tavangar – Augmented Reality, A Monocle with AI & the spirit of Entrepreneurship.

    #017 Bobak Tavangar – Augmented Reality, A Monocle with AI & the spirit of Entrepreneurship.

    In this episode I talk with Bobak Tavangar is the co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Labs. This company is innovating in the augmented reality (AR) field by developing an open-source AR glasses hardware platform.The company has attracted significant investment, including from prominent figures such as Adam Cheyer (co-founder of Siri) and Brendan Iribe (co-founder of Oculus VR). Bobak's approach to AR is unique in its focus on integrating advanced vision capabilities into glasses, offering a distinct alternative to the more conventional AR devices in the market.Before founding Brilliant Labs, Bobak ventured into AR with two startups focused on developing computer vision software with AI for existing hardware platforms. Despite challenges in these ventures, his passion for AR technology persisted, leading to his eventual establishment of Brilliant Labs in Hong Kong in 2019, which later moved to Singapore. Bobak runs the company alongside two partners, Raj Nakarja and Ben Heald​​​​.Contact Bobak and his business.https://brilliant.xyz/Linked In Bobak Tavangarhttps://entrepreneurship.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/017-BOBAK-TAVANGAR-2024.01.31-PROD.mp3

    • 59 min
    #016 Prof Jason Potts and Dr Darcy Allen – How Blockchain is revolutionising Economics, Finance & Business

    #016 Prof Jason Potts and Dr Darcy Allen – How Blockchain is revolutionising Economics, Finance & Business

    Welcome to "Entrepreneurship with Peter Christo," in today's episode, we have an exciting focus on blockchain and DeFi (Decentralised Finance) innovation, featuring Jason Potts and Darcy Allen from the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub (Australia).Prof. Jason Potts, is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at RMIT University and a co-founder of the Blockchain Innovation Hub and D3 at RMIT. Jason is a recognised authority in the field of blockchain technology, with a deep focus on the economics of innovation and new technologies. Jason's insights into blockchain and web3 technologies for businesses are invaluable, making him a distinguished figure.Notably, Jason serves as an editor of the Journal of Institutional Economics and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His wealth of knowledge and experience promises to provide our listeners with a comprehensive understanding of blockchain's impact on entrepreneurship.We also have Dr. Darcy Allen, serves as the Deputy Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University. Dr. Allen is actively involved in researching the economics and policy surrounding blockchain technology.In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Allen has authored influential books such as "The New Technologies of Freedom," "Unfreeze: How to Create a High Growth Economy After the Pandemic," and "Cryptodemocracy: How Blockchain Can Radically Expand Democratic Choice." Furthermore, he has delivered over 50 research reports and opinion pieces in both print and electronic media.In this discussion, we explore the world of blockchain and DeFi, gaining insights into the economics, policy implications, and potential for innovation within these transformative technologies. Jason Potts and Dr. Darcy Allen will share their expertise, shedding light on the blockchain revolution's impact on entrepreneurship and the broader business landscape.Join me in this fascinating discussion with Jason and Darcy.Contact Details:https://rmitblockchain.io/https://rmitblockchain.io/jasonpottshttps://rmitblockchain.io/darcy-allenhttps://entrepreneurship.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/RMIT-Innovation-Hub-Jason-and-Darcy-PROD.mp3

    • 58 min

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