Episode S07E01 Jason Calacanis

We’re back for Series 7 of This Week in Startups Australia! For this series our theme is all about scale – the hardest job for any entrepreneur.

Jason’s back — and he’s been to Australia. What did Jason learn about Australia’s startup ecosystem at LAUNCH Sydney? He spills the beans, and shares his hopes for a thriving angel ecosystem – and how to make that happen.

TWISTA Series 7 Episode 1 – Jason Calacanis

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Episode S06E20 Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner has run Innovation Bay for sixteen years – we explore his journey from VIOCORP through AWS to Jelix, with startups at the centre — on our final episode of series six!

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

We’ll be back in 2019 with more great stories from Australia’s startup ecosystem!

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.

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