The Success Factor 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.

TWISTA S09E20 The Success Factor with Murray Hurps Part Two

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Episode S09E18 Ian Gardiner and Spark Festival

Ian Gardiner, one of the founders of Australia’s startup ecosystem, tells TWISTA how he identifies the hallmarks of success 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.

TWISTA S09E18 Ian Gardiner and Spark Festival

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Episode S09E17 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.

TWISTA S09E17 News Special

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Episode 09E16 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?

TWISTA S09E16 Teamgage’s Noelle and Ben Smit

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Episode S09E14 CryptoSpend’s Andrew Grech and Richard Voice

Fintech has mostly meant doing what banks do – but better, faster and cheaper. Cryptocurrencies live outside our banking and payments system – until now. CryptoSpend offers a VISA that allows users to BPAY with Bitcoin! Is this the future of payments?

TWISTA S09E14 CryptoSpend’s Andrew Grech and Richard Voice

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Episode S09E13 AirTasker’s Tim Fung

Tim Fung has charted a course to success – from plucky startup entrepreneur to newly listing AirTasker on the ASX. Why did he take his firm public — and how has it changed his startup? Along the way, what has Tim learned about success?

TWISTA S09E13 AirTasker’s Tim Fung

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Episode S09E12 News Special

How are startups adapting to the in-and-out-and-in-again of pandemic lockdowns? Is Go1, Australia’s newest unicorn, on a growth path to be the next Canva? Microsoft for Startups’ Annie Parker and Main Sequence Ventures’ Phil Morle offer their insights – and their secrets for startup success.

TWISTA S09E12 News Special

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Episode S09E11 Success in Lockdown

From inside a pandemic lockdown of uncertain duration, how do Sydney’s startups operate – and thrive? We ask Tractor Ventures‘ Matt Allen for insights from Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown, then check in with Inspace CEO Justin Liang – who pivoted his startup during the first lockdown. Timely tips for all of Australia’s startup community.

TWISTA S09E11 Success in Lockdown

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Episode S09E10 EOFY with Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm

EOFY means startups need to do their sums – and file for their research and development tax credits, instant asset writeoffs, and much more. TWISTA speaks with Swanson Reed‘s Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm about how clever startups can document their way into big tax refunds – no profits required!

TWISTA S09E10 EOFY with Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm

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Episode S09E09 Fingerprint for Success’ Michelle Duval

Michelle Duval created Fingerprint for Success as a SaaS offering, leveraging what she’d learned as a career coach. Michelle shares her detailed studies of successful startup entrepreneurs – and tells us what we need to improve within ourselves to maximize our chances for success.

TWISTA S09E09 Fingerprint for Success’ Michelle Duval

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