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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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.

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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. 

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