Episode S06E11 – News Special

TWISTA sits down with Main Sequence GP Mike Nicholls and Spark Festival Director Maxine Sherrin to discuss the profusion of hubs and funds; Canva, Australia’s latest unicorn startup; and the crash and burn of Zoox’ CEO.

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

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Mike Nicholls and Maxine Sherrin joined us at The Studio for our TWISTA news special

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 S06E06 – TechSydney and Q-CTRL

Infrastructure. It’s something we all need to do pretty much of anything, and without it nothing gets done. Sydney has benefited from great human capital resources for startups, but only recently – with the opening of the Sydney Startup Hub on York Street – have we seen the infrastructure following suit.

TWISTA talks to TechSydney CEO Bede Moore about their big plans for a major hub – for tech companies big and small – at Sydney’s Central Station, and how that must be paired with the right policy settings.

Then we interview quantum computing researcher and Q-CTRL founder Mike Biercuk at the Sydney University Nanoscience Lab and discuss about what it takes to make these weird and unreliable machines more trustworthy.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS and Creative3 for making this show possible!

Episode S06E05 – LAUNCH Sydney’s Standout Startups

June’s LAUNCH Sydney event brought to light two startups doing outstanding work.

ParentTV works to provide the most thoughtful answers to the questions that every parent faces at one point or another.

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Sam Jockel sits for an interview at the CEA Collider Demo Day

CryptoFlip uses blockchain and smart contracts to take the ‘house’ out of gambling – and looks set to completely revolutionise the industry.

Chalk and cheese — yet both startups point to innovation and success in Australia’s expanding startup ecosystem – and it’s all here on TWISTA. 

Thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS and Creative3 for making our show possible!

Episode S06E03 – Creative Tech Special

Creative tech has produced some of Australia’s most successful startups – businesses like Canva and Envato (both interviewed here on TWISTA). And now there’s a place for creative tech startups to be born, grow, and thrive – The Studio at Sydney’s Startup Hub. TWISTA talks to the doyenne of Australia’s creative tech scene, Chantal Abouchar, about the half-decade journey that brought The Studio into being – and what’s next for Australia’s creative tech community.

We follow that up with a mind-blowing interview with Oovvuu co-founders Ricky Sutton and Greg Moore. Their mission to ‘repatriate’ the $20 billion taken away from media organisations by Google and Facebook is both audacious and has been very well executed. In five years of talking to Australian startups, Oovvuu may be my favourite.

Creative tech is going big, on this episode of TWISTA.   

A bit extra for our web visitors — here is Chantal Abouchar’s AFTRS masters thesis that led to the formation of The Studio:  Inventing the Future. Chantal Abouchar MSAB thesis. ver Feb 2015