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The podcast for Aussie founders, startups and the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship.

This season of W2D1 about the history of the Australian startup ecosystem is supported by our major sponsors: MYOB, Amazon Web Services

"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

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The podcast for Aussie founders, startups and the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship.

This season of W2D1 about the history of the Australian startup ecosystem is supported by our major sponsors: MYOB, Amazon Web Services

"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

https://welcometodayone.com/subscribe

Let's go back to day one, where this story begins...

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

Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy

    The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem

    The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem

    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 and Chalk
    River City Labs


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    Damien Mahoney from Stackla

    Damien Mahoney from Stackla

    Hi, and welcome to day one, the podcast for regional startups and the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to day one is brought to you by the city of Newcastle and Newihub. Newihub is a growing and vibrant community of Newcastle's startups & founders. It's a central hub where you can learn about what's going on in our ecosystem, with events, available jobs and other resources. I'll tell you more about Newihub later in the episode, but for now, let’s jump into the story of Damien Mahoney.

    Today, Stackla is a global company with dozens of employees and offices in the US and UK. Many of their clients are household names: Macdonalds, Nintendo, Toyota, and Sony just to name a few. But the growth of the company has not always been smooth sailing, and in recent years they've weathered two major storms: the pandemic, which all but wiped out many of their key clients, and a legal battle with Facebook which required Damien to make an incredibly difficult decision to keep the company afloat.

    But before we hear about how Stackla has been able to emerge from multiple catastrophes, first we need to go back to day one, and hear the story of how a part-time job in radio that was too good to pass up would ultimately lead Damien to become the CEO of a global technology startup.

    • 32 min
    Antony Martin from Hone

    Antony Martin from Hone

    Hello and welcome to a new episode of Welcome to Day One, the podcast for Aussie founders, startups & the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to Day One is brought to you by the City of Newcastle's brand new innovation platform, Newihub. Today on the show you’ll hear from Antony Martin the co-founder of Hone.
    But first I'd like to tell you about another organisation that is helping startups succeed in our region. The City of Newcastle is a big supporter of entrepreneurship in our region and has recently launched a brand new digital hub called Newihub. Newihub is a growing and vibrant community of Newcastle's startups & founders. It's a central hub where you can learn about what's going on in our ecosystem, with events, available jobs and other resources.
    Today Hone has 13 full-time team members and a small team of casuals that come and go with big projects, with customers all around the world and right now they're scaling up manufacturing of their device which will enter its first large runs this year in 2021. It's been quite a journey so far. Now, let's go back to day one, where this story begins...

    • 19 min
    Mike McKiernan from Deckee

    Mike McKiernan from Deckee

    Hi, and welcome to day one, the podcast for regional startups and the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to day one is brought to you by the city of Newcastle. The City of Newcastle is a big supporter of entrepreneurship in our region and has recently launched a brand new digital hub called Newihub. Newihub is a growing and vibrant community of Newcastle's startups & founders. It's a central hub where you can learn about what's going on in our ecosystem, with events, available jobs and other resources. I'll tell you more about Newihub later in the episode, but for now, let’s jump into the story of Mike McKiernan.

    Deckee is a free mobile app designed to provide up to date information to people out on the water when boating, fishing or sailing in order to keep them safe. Deckee is approaching a million dollars raised through investors and is officially endorsed by three state governments in Australia. The Deckee app is also available for use worldwide, and international expansion is one of the priorities for the company moving forward. So how did Mike go from studying visual communications at Newcastle University to becoming an investor-backed entrepreneur overseeing a team of employees and scaling a tech company internationally? To answer that question, first, we need to go back to day one, and hear how a job Mike got as a student would reveal a whole set of problems he didn't even know existed.

    • 24 min
    Colin Goudie from Social Pinpoint

    Colin Goudie from Social Pinpoint

    Hello and welcome to a new episode of “Welcome to Day One”, the podcast for Aussie founders, startups & the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to Day One is brought to you by the City of Newcastle's brand new innovation platform, Newihub.

    Today on the show you’ll hear from Colin Goudie the co-founder of Social Pinpoint.

    Social Pinpoint's a software as a service platform aimed at the community engagement space. Most of its clients are councils and large infrastructure projects that needed to create a place for the community to collaborate with them.

    Now, let's go back to day one, where this story begins...

    • 17 min
    Ryan MacPherson from Coassemble

    Ryan MacPherson from Coassemble

    Hi and Welcome to Day One, the podcast for regional startups & the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to Day One is brought to you by the City of Newcastle.
    Today I'd like to share the story of a Newcastle startup that has been flying under the radar for some time. A local Newcastle startup that has customers internationally. That startup is Coassemble and its co-founder, Ryan MacPherson.
    Coassemble is a service that helps businesses create their own interactive online courses which can be used to educate their teams or their customers. They are a global company with staff in Denver, Wisconsin, LA, Canada, and Newcastle. They are backed by venture capital, and their latest series A raise was four and a half million dollars. So how did Ryan go from being a PE teacher to CEO of a global, multi-million dollar company overseeing thirty plus staff? To answer that question, first, we need to go back to day one and hear the story of how a policy of the Kevin Rudd government would dramatically alter the course of Ryan's career.

    • 24 min

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