“With every year that passes, it seems that there are more and more exciting startup stories coming from Australia. And while there are some excellent resources online for the latest headlines, there's little in the way of a comprehensive resource telling the entire story.” Adam Spencer, who is spearheading the project, explains when asked about the upcoming podcast launch.
The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem podcast, launching on January 24, 2022, goes back as far as the 1970s as it looks to piece together the country's startup journey. The mammoth story will be told in more than 100 segments, with multiple episodes scheduled to be released every week of the year.
More than 150 people have been interviewed for the series which, over the course of 2022, will be released in as many episodes. These will be in two streams: the first, an interview series, and the second, 6-part documentary, is to be launched in June.
Adam said, "After months and months of working round the clock on this project, I'm excited to be able to share it with the world. We've spoken to some of the most prominent people in the Australian startup scene which has been fascinating, enriching and inspiring. I’ve learnt so much in every discussion and I’m sure entrepreneurs will find something of value too."
The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem presented by Day One alongside major sponsors, MYOB and AWS Startups, speaks to some of the most important founders, investors, academics and policy makers as it looks to shine a light on those who enabled the startup community and those who blazed a trail.
The series includes conversations with Kate Cornick (LaunchVic), Andrea Gardiner (Jelix Ventures), Cheryl Mack (Aussie Angels) and Niki Scevak (Blackbird) and goes on to include some more of the most respected names in Australian business including Cameron Adams (Canva), Tim Fung (Airtasker) and Steve Baxter (Shark Tank).
Spacecubed is proud to support this series alongside Startup Daily, Fishburners, Spark Festival, Stone & Chalk and River City Labs.
Other sponsors include UTS Startups, The Guild of Entrepreneurs, Western Sydney University – Launch Pad, Canberra Innovation Network, Curtin University, CSIRO, University of South Australia, LaunchVic, The Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, ANSTO, University of Newcastle – Integrated Innovation Network, University of Adelaide – ThincLab, Flinders University – New Venture Institute, UNSW Founders, UQ Ventures and James Cook University.