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 S07E14 86 400

Would a startup be ambitious enough to take on Australia’s Big4 banks? 86 400 chairman Anthony Thompson and CEO Rob Bell tell TWISTA what it takes to disrupt Australia’s multi-billion dollar banking businesses.

TWISTA S07E14 — 86 400
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Episode S07E08 Scaling with Bindimaps

Bindimaps helps people to navigate interior spaces – vital for people with visual impairment. TWISTA asks CEO Anna Wright how she’s scaling into success.

TWISTA S07E08 Scaling with Bindimaps

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Episode S07E05 Pivotal with Tribefire

Dan Palmer and Eddie Huang – cousins and co-founders of Tribefire – explain how a new startup learns from customers and pivots product, match market need to founder vision.

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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 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 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.

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