The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Interview Series


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In 'The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem' podcast, join host Adam Spencer as they delve into the fascinating history of the Australian startup ecosystem. From the earliest tech companies to the success stories of today, this series covers it all. Each episode will feature interviews with industry pioneers, entrepreneurs, and experts, as well as a deep dive into the events and cultural shifts that have shaped the Australian startup scene. From the dot-com boom to the rise of fintech, this podcast will provide a unique and informative look at the past, present, and future of the Australian startup ecosystem. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out in the world of startups, this podcast is sure to provide valuable insights and inspiration. Tune in to 'The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem' to learn more about the trailblazers who have paved the way for today's innovators. Want to go deeper? Listen to one of the 100+ interviews published in their entirety at Sign up for the newsletter at and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jul 19, 2023
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Feb 26, 2023
The Documentary: Part 6 - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Dec 19, 2022
The Documentary: Part 5 - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Dec 19, 2022
The Documentary: Part 4 - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Dec 19, 2022
The Documentary: Part 3 - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Dec 19, 2022
The Documentary: Part 2 - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Dec 19, 2022
The Documentary: Part 1 - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Dec 19, 2022
Steve Grace explores how covid has altered the ways companies do business
Dec 13, 2022
Peter Tippett discusses the future evolution of company ownership and management
Dec 06, 2022
John Allsopp discusses the startup ecosystem's evolution from a “community” to an “industry”
Nov 29, 2022
Lars Rasmussen discusses the key ingredients for successful founders
Nov 22, 2022
Ric Richardson discusses the contrasting skills required to invent and run a company
Nov 15, 2022
Brad Parsons talks about the risk tolerances of different startup ecosystems
Nov 08, 2022
Eloise Hall and Isobel Marshall discuss how social enterprises fit within the startup community
Oct 25, 2022
The Documentary: Trailer - The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary
Oct 23, 2022
Joshua Flannery discusses the key differences between Australia and Japan's startup ecosystems
Oct 23, 2022
Markus Kahlbetzer explores support opportunities for government and universities
Oct 18, 2022
Pauline Fetaui discusses the difference between the corporate and startup worlds
Oct 16, 2022
Kim Heras relives the major milestones he witnessed during the growth of the ecosystem
Oct 11, 2022
Darryl Lyons believes Australia has an opportunity to lead the world in Agri-tech
Oct 09, 2022
Emily Casey discusses the importance of visibility of the startup ecosystem
Oct 04, 2022
Yolanda Redrup discusses some of the catalysts for the huge growth the startup ecosystem has seen
Oct 02, 2022
Megan Sebben believes there is still work to be done in improving access for underrepresented groups
Sep 27, 2022
Alex Scandurra discusses the Australian startup ecosystem's exceptional growth
Sep 25, 2022
Phil Ireland discusses how he sees mission-driven companies as fitting into Australia’s startup ecosystem
Sep 20, 2022
Dharmica Mistry discusses the distinction between deep tech startups and other startups
Sep 18, 2022
Wayne Gerard says attracting talent into the startup ecosystem is “mission critical”
Sep 13, 2022
Don Wright believes the various startup ecosystems within Australia should work cooperatively
Sep 11, 2022
Trevor Folsom discusses the challenge of securing talent for Australian startups
Sep 06, 2022
Allan O'Connor discusses the viability of startup careers
Sep 04, 2022
Sam Jockel shares her story and why it is so important to trust yourself
Aug 30, 2022
Alex Carpenter sees Australia's startup ecosystem as radically more collaborative than corporate settings
Aug 28, 2022
James Fielding shares his belief that Australia's talent pool is world class
Aug 23, 2022
Hayden Williams discusses the future of cryptocurrency across many industries
Aug 21, 2022
Samantha Finnegan shares the various software tools and platforms she utilizes
Aug 16, 2022
Emma Fawcett discusses the trap of "tech spaghetti"
Aug 14, 2022
Vicki Engsall shares the benefits of growing your digital presence
Aug 09, 2022
Evan Thornley discusses the evolution of the startup ecosystem
Aug 07, 2022
Andrew Nunn believes Australian states and territories should work cooperatively rather than competitively
Aug 02, 2022
Lana Weal highlights the mental health challenges faced by founders
Jul 31, 2022
Arthur Sinodinos discusses the positive attributes Australia could learn from the US
Jul 26, 2022
Petr Adámek sees the benefits of greater cohesion of the national startup ecosystem
Jul 24, 2022
Ashley Baxter discusses how UQ Ventures was invaluable for her startup
Jul 19, 2022
Peter Devine discusses his move to research commercialisation
Jul 17, 2022
Tim Fung explains why Australia is a great market to test startup ideas
Jul 12, 2022
Simon Thomsen saw technology alter the news and publishing landscape
Jul 10, 2022
Rohit Bhargava discusses the benefits of reshaping wholesale investor requirements
Jul 05, 2022
Louise Nobes: Australian startup ecosystem needs to be brave enough to “think untraditionally”
Jul 03, 2022
Darren Winterford believes Australian Entrepreneurs would benefit from more networking
Jun 28, 2022
Craig Swann fears complacency may slow innovation
Jun 26, 2022
Serina Bird discusses her inspiration from Taiwan's startup ecosystem
Jun 21, 2022
Moira Were discusses what metrics companies can use to measure "good"
Jun 19, 2022
Tim Boyle sees a bias towards digital technologies in the ecosystem
Jun 14, 2022
Bill Tai highlights the key similarities and differences between Silicon Valley and Australia
Jun 12, 2022
Rohan McDougall highlights the current risks to Western Australia's economy
Jun 07, 2022
Kate Jones explains why the Tech Council of Australia was founded
Jun 05, 2022
Kylie Frazer discusses some common causes co-founders separate
Jun 02, 2022
James Tynan shares his unpopular views on startup accelerators
May 31, 2022
Pete Horsley explains why diversity is so important in the ecosystem
May 29, 2022
Mick Liubinskas: Australia's startup ecosystem would be stronger with a single city leading it
May 26, 2022
Pete Lead: "You have permission to be awesome and complete freedom to fail"
May 24, 2022
Alan Noble discusses the contrast between Silicon Valley and Australia in the 2000's
May 22, 2022
Terry Hilsberg discusses the earliest days of the startup ecosystem
May 19, 2022
Matt Bullock discusses the challenges for startups in 1998 and the evolution since
May 17, 2022
Emily Rich explains why taking "smart money" is often a better path
May 15, 2022
Peter Bradd discusses the expectation-shattering progress the ecosystem has made
May 12, 2022
Leslie Delaforce highlights the unique challenges facing Indigenous founders
May 10, 2022
Anthony Ferrier offers his advice to startup founders
May 08, 2022
Colette Grgic explains why diversity is crucial
May 05, 2022
Zoe Piper wants to see more non-traditional career approaches
May 03, 2022
Phil Hayes-St Clair: "Take care of yourself"
May 01, 2022
Zrinka Tokic on the emergence of modern cloud tools
Apr 28, 2022
David Burt explains why startups are essential to our standard of living
Apr 26, 2022
Rachael Neumann explores the effects of the pandemic on startups
Apr 24, 2022
Pete Cooper discusses Universities' role in the ecosystem
Apr 21, 2022
Anna Wright: why "fail fast" is the greatest advice
Apr 19, 2022
Chad Renando talks definitions of a strong ecosystem
Apr 17, 2022
Annie Parker finds inspiration working with startup founders
Apr 13, 2022
Brendan Hill examines the war on talent in Australia
Apr 12, 2022
Lucinda Hartley discusses the barriers she overcame when starting out
Apr 10, 2022
Baden U'Ren on the importance of teaching our youth entrepreneurship
Apr 07, 2022
Daniel Flynn explains why leaders are learners
Apr 05, 2022
Aaron Birkby discusses the gaps in the Australian startup ecosystem
Apr 03, 2022
Mark Pesce discusses the organic growth of our ecosystem
Mar 31, 2022
Malcolm Turnbull discusses innovation in the political sphere
Mar 29, 2022
Jodie Fox highlights the contrasts between the Australian and US Ecosystems
Mar 27, 2022
James Alexander shares his thoughts on Governments' roles in startups
Mar 24, 2022
Susan Oliver discusses what investors look for in a founder
Mar 22, 2022
Phil Morle explains the struggles that incubators often face
Mar 20, 2022
Silvia Pfeiffer discusses her first startup and the lessons it taught her
Mar 17, 2022
Murray Hurps discusses the barriers to growth in the startup ecosystem
Mar 15, 2022
Rachel Yang explores diversity and social issues
Mar 13, 2022
Ian Gardiner discusses his passion for nurturing startup communities
Mar 10, 2022
Nicole O'Brien: The startup ecosystem is overwhelmingly positive
Mar 08, 2022
Dean McEvoy on egos and startups
Mar 06, 2022
Georgie Turner discusses the next steps for Australia's ecosystem
Mar 03, 2022
Colin Kinner discusses the key missteps first time founders often make
Mar 01, 2022
Alan Jones: Can we talk about smartphones?
Feb 27, 2022
Paul Bassat examines the evolution of the ecosystem
Feb 24, 2022
Melissa Widner discusses the huge progress of startups
Feb 22, 2022
Hamish Hawthorn discusses the evolution of the ecosystem
Feb 20, 2022
Peta Ellis on the importance of innovation
Feb 17, 2022
Alfred Lo compares startup ecosystems in different nations
Feb 15, 2022
Sarah Pearson on the importance of cooperation and competition
Feb 13, 2022
Michael Batko discusses the four prevalent business models of accelerators
Feb 10, 2022
Julie Trell discusses the importance of diversity
Feb 08, 2022
Peter Davison: All it takes is guts and a vision
Feb 06, 2022
Maxine Sherrin discusses the importance of building a community of innovators
Feb 03, 2022
Cameron Adams on the importance of community and connection
Feb 01, 2022
Lauren Capelin and the importance of nurturing diversity
Jan 30, 2022
Bruce Tulloch on some of the key challenges the Australian startup ecosystem faces
Jan 27, 2022
Steve Baxter on what the Australian Government could be doing to help the startup ecosystem
Jan 25, 2022
Kate Cornick on ways to support Australians to begin their startup journey
Jan 23, 2022
Cheryl Mack on building communities and her passion for supporting founders
Jan 23, 2022
Niki Scevak is optimistic about Australia's future
Jan 23, 2022
Matt Barrie on the evolution of the startup ecosystem from a unique vantage point
Jan 23, 2022
Andrea Gardiner says disruptive, scalable tech startups are critical
Jan 23, 2022
The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem
Jan 05, 2022