Episode S06E19 News Special with Dean Dorrell and Julie Trell

Carthona Capital principal Dean Dorrell and muru-D Global Head Julie Trell join TWISTA to discuss Startup Muster, diverse talent needs, and politics.

Here’s that StartupSmart article I referenced, about the growing tech talent gap in Australia.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E18 Going Global with Annie Parker

Annie Parker, Global Head of Microsoft for Startups, has the history (and now the resources) to transform the way startups achieve global scale.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E17 Fintech Focus with Data Republic and Frankie Financial

Data Republic founders Danny Gilligan and Paul McCarney discuss data ecosystems, then ‘metabanking’ with Frankie Financial‘s Simon Costello.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E16 – A Sobering Startup Muster

The fifth annual Startup Muster survey of the Australian startup ecosystem contains a wealth of sobering statistics about where we’re going backward. Monica Wulff and Murray Hurps go through the good, the bad, and the data.

To read the report for yourself, go here.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E14 – PropTech Special

TWISTA talks to Stockland’s Robyn Elliott – launching a new PropTech Accelerator with Blue Chilli, then we explore local data with Neighbourlytics CEO Jessica Christiansen-Franks.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E13 – Morse Micro

Morse Micro co-founder and co-CEO Andrew Terry tells TWISTA about the next big thing in wireless networking. 802.11ah promises to wire the Internet of Things – via Morse Micro chips.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E12 – Alan Jones & GoFar Redux

Alan Jones has a growing reputation as THE MENTOR for Australian startups.  TWISTA finds out what makes a great mentor tick. Then TWISTA catches up with GoFar – who have gone far since they first appeared on the show back in 2014.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Production note: My own recording mistake deleted the first half of a great interview with Alan Jones. The second half is fantastic too — my apologies to you listeners and to Alan.

Episode S06E10 – Murray Hurps’ Re:Education

Few have done more to bootstrap the Australian startup ecosystem than Murray Hurps. Now Murray has moved to UTS — where he wants to turn every graduate into a startup founder. Change the outcomes and change the world.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and a big welcome to our newest sponsor Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E08 – Cap in Hand

Asking for investment is never easy – but it’s surprisingly easy to get wrong. We’ll look at what investors really want to see, then we’ll dive into the TWISTA archives to hear from Switch Automation CEO Deb Noller about her own fundraising process – some of the best advice given to listeners of this show!

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, Startups@UTS and Creative3 — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E04 – Great to Good with Rachael Lonergan and Andrea Gardiner

TWISTA talks to Rachael Lonergan, who turned the lessons learned from a breast cancer diagnosis into startup CanDoApp – but can her idea for good also be profitable?

Rachael Lonergan CEO of CanDoApp

Then we speak with Jelix VC CEO Andrea Gardiner about shifting the model of how a VC fund works – by opening the doors to a new range of investors who gain a bit of guidance as they take their first steps into angel investing.

Andrea Gardiner CEO and founder of Jelix VC

We’ve got a great startup ecosystem in Australia – but can we take it from great to good?

Thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB and UTS for making our show possible!