Welcome to Day One

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The podcast for regional startups and founders


Monica Zarafu from BYKKO
Jul 22 • 20 min
Born in Romania, Monica moved to Australia in two thousand and ten. Motivated by a need to mitigate the threat of climate change, and seeing the mass adoption of bicycles in parts of Europe, Monica is aiming to do more than build a successful business.…
Naomi Findlay the Renovation Queen
Jul 8 • 21 min
Today I’d like to share with you the story of Naomi Findlay. Naomi is a remarkably hard-working woman with a ridiculous amount of active projects, all of which aim to position her as Australia’s queen of property renovation and home styling. She has a…
Melanie Mury from IMBY
Jun 24 • 25 min
Meet Melanie Mury from IMBY (In My Backyard). IMBY operates in the proptech space (Property Technology) and is working to consolidate the development application process or at least make it easier to navigate. Melanie started IMBY with her partner in life…
Linda Bergskas from Visionise with Kara Armstrong
Jun 10 • 21 min
Today you’re going to hear the story of Linda Bergskas and Visionise. Linda started Visionise, a full-service fashion branding service after she sold her own international fashion brand in search of a more balanced lifestyle. With such a successful career…
Becky Kiil from Newcastle Afoot with Guest Host Andy Jones
May 27 • 25 min
In this episode guest host Andy Jones goes on a walking tour with Becky Kiil, founder of Newcastle Afoot, a top rated walking tour and cultural experiences business. On top of her already hectic work life, Becky is also volunteering her time as festival…
James MacDonald and JM Recruitment Are Making the Most Of The Situation
May 4 • 13 min
This special episode of Welcome to Day One features James MacDonald from JM Recruitment. A Newcastle based recruitment business focused solely on the Tech sector. James believes that a good recruiter should now his patch intimately. James does just that…
[BONUS] From Humble Beginnings, Josh Freinberger Built a Community Around His Business, GVP Esports
Apr 28 • 23 min
Joshua Freinberger started working at his parents restaurant after he finished school. He ended up managing the restaurant and that is where his interest in business started. While learning more and more about the ins and outs of operating a business Josh…
[BONUS] TRAILER - Josh Freinberger from GVP Esports
Apr 23 • 0 min
Josh’s story is coming on April 29th. Subscribe to the podcast now so you don’t miss it. Search for Youngpreneur Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
[BONUS] How Did Tyler Regan Start His Company, Orchard School Systems at 16?
Apr 21 • 29 min
Tyler Regan started his business by accident, but what a ride it has been. After at the request of his teacher Tyler built a product that digitised his school’s paper based rewards system. But after his school didn’t want it, like any good entrepreneur…
[BONUS] TRAILER - Tyler Regan from Orchard School Systems
Apr 16 • 0 min
Tyler’s story is coming on April 22nd. Subscribe to the podcast now so you don’t miss it. Search for Youngpreneur Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
[BONUS] Young Entrepreneur, Jack Antcliff, Got His Entrepreneurial Start While Still in School
Apr 14 • 41 min
Jack Antcliff has always been a guy that makes things happen. From a very young age he has been involved in organising events. From local events right through to working on the International Children’s Games. “We had an idea, we should host a movie night…
[BONUS] TRAILER - Jack Antcliff from Oasis Media
Apr 9 • 1 min
Jack’s story is coming on April 15th. Subscribe to get a dose of positivity from Jack that will last you the next year. Search for Youngpreneur Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
Your Food Collective: Locals Supporting Locals
Apr 8 • 10 min
Hospitality has been hit hard, lots of people have lost their jobs. Your Food Collective are doing what they can to give locals employment and getting food to those that need it. I give Cara from Your Food Collective a call in this episode to hear what…
[BONUS] Erin Wilson, Temporarily Burntout, Leaves the Fitness Industry and Comes Back To Start Own Her Gym at 25
Apr 7 • 29 min
Erin Wilson discovered her passion while she was still in university. However, it wasn’t exactly what she had planned. Erin studied Exercise and Sports Science at University and after finishing her degree Erin didn’t want to take the obvious career route…
Growing Your Business in Tough Times with Daniel Borg from psyborg®
Apr 6 • 9 min
Daniel started his business not long before the 2008 financial crisis and his business grew through that period. So, Daniel is feeling pretty confident he’ll be able to do the same through the challenges to come and it’s all thanks to a positive attitude.…
[BONUS] TRAILER - Erin Wilson from Urban Base Fitness
Apr 2 • 1 min
Erin’s story is out on April 8th. Subscribe to the podcast now so you don’t miss it. Search for Youngpreneur Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
CompEAT Aiming to Support and Empower Both Athletes and Dietitian Practitioners in Times of Adversity
Apr 1 • 11 min
CompEAT are doing what they can to help Dietitians and those in their industry affected by our current challenges. Daniel & Alicia have released the dietitian side of the CompEAT app to help dietitians connect with their clients in these difficult times.…
[BONUS] Following On From a Media Frenzy When He Was Only 14, Taj Pabari Built His Company Fiftysix Creations
Mar 31 • 26 min
Taj Pabari started his first business when he was only 11 years old. A tech blog for kids amassing an audience of 50,000 views per day. After that business was sold, Taj started the company he is still building today, Fiftysix Creations. Taj launched…
[BONUS] Meet Lara Davis, 16 Year Old Entrepreneur and Founder of Lovely Little Lights
Mar 31 • 31 min
Lara Davis started her business when she was only 13 years old after convincing her parents to let her start the business with a 16 page powerpoint presentation. It was a steep learning curve but it has been all worth it. “It was just about starting,…
[BONUS] TRAILER - Taj Pabari from Fiftysix Creations
Mar 26 • 1 min
Taj’s story is coming on April 1st. Subscribe to the podcast now so you don’t miss it. Search for Youngpreneur Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
[BONUS] TRAILER - Lara Davis from Lovely Little Lights
Mar 24 • 1 min
Lara’s story is coming on the 1st of April. Subscribe to the Youngpreneur podcast now so you don’t miss it. Search Youngpreneur Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
[BONUS] The Youngpreneur Podcast
Mar 17 • 2 min
Do you have a really cool idea for a business? What’s stopping you from giving it a shot? Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur while we’re young is an incredible opportunity. A rare time in our lives when we can give stuff a go while we have…
Lauren & Cara from Your Food Collective
Jan 13 • 22 min
Today I’d like to share with you the story of Your Food Collective. Your Food Collective is serving over 1400 people since they opening in 2017 at an 80% customer retention rate with a very good average order value. They have hubs all over Newcastle where…
Liam Scanlan from Eat Your Water
Dec 9, 2019 • 18 min
Today you’re going to hear the story of Eat Your Water featuring Liam Scanlan. Before we go back to the beginning, here’s where we are today, Liam has been named one of the top 50 people in e-commerce in the whole of Australia. In November 2019 alone over…
Startmate - Featuring Michael Batko
Nov 25, 2019 • 13 min
Today you’re going to hear the story of Startmate featuring the head of operations at Startmate, Michael Batko. Startmate is the leading tech accelerator in Australia and they take 10 to 15 companies and new stage founders in each cohort and help them…
Slingshot - Featuring Trent Bagnall & Craig Lambert
Nov 11, 2019 • 21 min
Today you’re going to hear the story of Slingshot featuring Trent Bagnall and Craig Lambert. Today slingshot is Australia’s number 1 corporate accelerator. Trent told me that Slingshot is really invested in supporting regional and have a strong focus on…
Alan ‘The Nice One’ Jones
Oct 28, 2019 • 14 min
Today you’re going to hear from Alan Jones - The Nice One. Alan Jones is a startup entrepreneur, a mentor to other startup founders, and an angel investor who is building a venture fund. Let’s meet Alan Jones.
Startup Muster - Featuring Murray Hurps & Maria MacNamara
Sep 23, 2019 • 14 min
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,…
The Studio - Featuring Chantal Abouchar, Claire Tester, Carol Friel & Ricky Sutton
Sep 9, 2019 • 19 min
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…
Yolanda Surjan from RadVet
Jul 30, 2019 • 21 min
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…
The Startup Xpress - brought to you by Hunter iF & The Business Centre
Jul 15, 2019 • 34 min
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…
Daniel & Alicia Edge from CompEAT Nutrition
Jul 1, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Christina Gerakiteys
Jun 11, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Joss Kesby from Diffuse Energy with James Bradley
May 23, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Andrew Mears from SwitchDin with Glenn Turner
May 10, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Jade Ryan from Cake Server
Apr 22, 2019 • 22 min
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…
Daniel Spiteri from FEIKE
Apr 8, 2019 • 15 min
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,…
James Rabbitt from Broader Learning
Mar 25, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Heath Raftery from Newie Ventures with Gunilla Burrowes
Mar 11, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Sahil Harriram from Elite Robotics with Siobhan Curran
Feb 25, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Jessica Koncz from Crave
Feb 25, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Justin Hales from Camplify with Dave Eddy
Feb 25, 2019 • 19 min
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.…
Welcome to Day One Trailer
Aug 13, 2018 • 2 min
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…