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I'm your host Adam Spencer (the other Adam Spencer) and welcome to day one. The show that goes back to day one to hear the story of regional startups and entrepreneurs from all over Australia. The show's mission is to share the stories of regional startups and entrepreneurs to inspire others to action and to remind founders they are not alone. Join me as we go back to day one, where the story begins...

I'm your host Adam Spencer (the other Adam Spencer) and welcome to day one. The show that goes back to day one to hear the story of regional startups and entrepreneurs from all over Australia. The show's mission is to share the stories of regional startups and entrepreneurs to inspire others to action and to remind founders they are not alone. Join me as we go back to day one, where the story begins...
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I'm your host Adam Spencer (the other Adam Spencer) and welcome to day one. The show that goes back to day one to hear the story of regional startups and entrepreneurs from all over Australia. The show's mission is to share the stories of regional startups and entrepreneurs to inspire others to action and to remind founders they are not alone. Join me as we go back to day one, where the story begins...

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English

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61 418 135 923


Episodes

Startup Muster - Featuring Murray Hurps & Maria MacNamara

9/23/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Startup Muster through its founder Murray Hurps. Startup Muster is a report that produces the most comprehensive data on the Australian startup ecosystem with the goal of measuring and publishing the progress, challenges, and opportunities within the startup ecosystem. Startup Muster is important because the startup world here in Australia is in no sense of the word booming. But it could be, and Startup Muster aims to make the data available for us to...

Duration:00:14:49

The Studio - Featuring Chantal Abouchar, Claire Tester, Carol Friel & Ricky Sutton

9/9/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Chantal Abouchar and The Studio. The Studio is a media technology incubator. The Studio is Australia's first media technologies incubator. It’s located in the Sydney Startup Hub, and their mission is to help startups be successful. We’ll be learning how The Studio came to be, what Chantal went through in order to make it happen and where it’s going in the future, but for now, let’s go back to day one where this story begins…

Duration:00:19:22

Yolanda Surjan from RadVet

7/30/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Yolanda Surjan from RadVet. Dr Yolanda Surjan is a senior lecturer of Radiation Therapy at the University of Newcastle, she has a bachelor degree in Medical Radiation Technology, a graduate certificate in health promotion, a masters in health science education and a PhD. She has worked in Europe and North America and she has a total of 5 teaching awards and was awarded CSIRO’s Breakout Female Scientist of 2017 and is the founder of RadVet. RadVet has...

Duration:00:21:17

The Startup Xpress - brought to you by Hunter iF & The Business Centre

7/15/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of the Startup Xpress. Here’s the itinerary for today’s journey. First, as we head off, we’ll meet the man whose idea it was to put the key in the ignition of the Startup Xpress. Then we’ll meet the organisers who pulled everything together and the organisations who have come along. We’ll take a pit stop and meet some of the founders and hear about one of the main objectives and most valuable aspects of the Startup Xpress. Then before we meet the...

Duration:00:34:49

Daniel & Alicia Edge from CompEAT Nutrition

7/1/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Alicia, Daniel and CompEAT Nutrition. The concept of CompEAT first planted itself in Daniel & Alicia’s mind in 2016. Since then they’ve bootstrapped it themselves for quite some time and invested a lot of themselves into bringing this amazing company into existence, they eventually went through the ICON Slingshot program at the Newcastle University’s Integrated Innovation Network and all while raising a young family. Daniel & Alicia are trying to fix...

Duration:00:27:42

Christina Gerakiteys

6/11/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Christina Gerakiteys. Christina is a mentor. Christina has quite a varied background and has done a lot, and for a long time she struggled with that fact. The fact that she never could just focus on one thing. As the quote by Steve Jobs goes, You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny,...

Duration:00:16:19

Joss Kesby from Diffuse Energy

5/23/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Diffuse Energy and it’s founders Joss Kesby, James Bradley and Sam Evans. Diffuse Energy is a company that, right now, is building wind turbines that are twice as efficient as their competitors, but the vision that Joss and his team have for the company is, well, the sky is the limit. We will hear all about that, but for now, let’s go back to day one where this story begins...

Duration:00:20:32

Andrew Mears from SwitchDin

5/10/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Andrew Mears and SwitchDin. SwitchDin provides software and hardware solutions for managing distributed energy resources. SwitchDin connects with utilities to help them work more efficiently with the grid. We’re going to hear all about SwitchDin, where the idea come from, Andrew’s backpacking adventures, the pivots that SwitchDin has gone through and so much more, but for now, let’s go back to day one where this story begins…

Duration:00:25:34

Jade Ryan from Cake Server

4/22/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Cake Server and Jade Ryan. Jade blew me away. Jade went to university to study structural engineering, became a structural engineer, started and built a side hustle while working full-time, is a mother of two young children and then, while on maternity leave went through the accelerator program ICON offered by Slingshot in partnership with the University of Newcastle and started a company called Cake Server, which you will hear about today. Oh and one...

Duration:00:22:31

Daniel Spiteri from FEIKE

4/8/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of FEIKE and Daniel Spiteri. FEIKE is a business that helps get you home safely, the business has grown from an idea that Daniel had that he hoped would bring some quality of life for his family, to now a growing team, currently 3 team members, and helping to get over 1000 people home safely every year. Daniel’s vision is much larger than this though… We’ll learn about that but for now, let’s go back to day one, where this story begins...

Duration:00:15:41

James Rabbitt from Broader Learning

3/25/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of James Rabbitt and Broader Learning. Broader Learning provides STEM based learning programs to multiple schools. This approach allows Broader Learning to provide a higher quality and more cost-effective experience for the students than any one individual school could provide on its own. Broader Learning has grown out of James volunteering at local school’s helping with coding and robotics classes to now operating across a total of 5 campuses. The very...

Duration:00:20:35

Heath Raftery from Newie Ventures

3/11/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Heath Raftery from Newie Ventures. Newie Ventures is an engineering agency. They build solutions to their client's problems. Basically, their customers come to them with an idea, and Heath and his team go to work figuring out how to build it. In the last 12 months alone Newie Ventures’ client base has tripled and its headcount has more than doubled. But as Heath says although those numbers sound impressive in reality things have moved very carefully...

Duration:00:20:07

Sahil Harriram from Elite Robotics

2/25/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Elite Robotics and it’s CEO Sahil. Sahil and his teams are developing robots that have human-like instincts! The Elite Robotics team have won prizes from not one, but two pitching competitions. They’ve built a successful prototype of their autonomous lawnmower. They’ve been through the Slingshot Accelerator program ICON, that is partnered with the University of Newcastle and have secured a partnership with a local golf-course to test and refine their...

Duration:00:21:35

Jessica Koncz from Crave

2/25/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Crave and it’s founder Jessica Koncz. Jess didn’t go to university instead she began to work in cafes and restaurants as soon as she could legally work. Today Jess is the director of a successful social media marketing agency employing 6 full-time team members and has won a pitch competition that will see her with the opportunity to launch her new app, that as of recording has well over 15,000 downloads, into the U.S market backed by a successful...

Duration:00:15:57

Justin Hales from Camplify

2/25/2019
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Today you’re going to hear the story of Justin Hales and Camplify. Camplify is Australia’s largest caravan and RV peer to peer sharing community and is expanding internationally. The company has made leaps and bounds since when it started back in 2014. With over 3500 listings on the site, growing at 500% year on year, with annual revenue of 12 million and forecasted of 16-18 million next year serving over 1500 customers per month, Camplify shows no sign of slowing down.

Duration:00:19:28

Welcome to Day One Trailer

8/13/2018
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Join me as I interview founders of startups in regional Australia from all over the country. We’ll go back to the very beginning to uncover the whole story of how their startups come into existence. Regional Australia accounts for a large number of startups that just aren’t on the radar, we aim to change that by sharing these stories and connect the regional innovation ecosystem into one vibrant community so that we can all grow together. But, for now, let’s go back to day one. Where this...

Duration:00:02:00