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Inclusion and climate-focus next steps for Australian startups

Inclusion and climate-focus next steps for Australian startups

Innovation and growth are constantly hot topics for the Australian startup space. For Colette Grgic, head of startups for AWS, the next steps are for the entrepreneurial world to be more inclusive and focused on climate solutions. Colette spoke to The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem...

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Jess Cobourn

Jess Cobourn

Meet Jess Cobourn. Newcastle started as my base but I’ve lived and studied in a few places. After years of experience, training and adventures, everything started snowballing. Since 2017 I’ve run my own professional performing arts and creative business, jessica.co.creative alongside Newcastle...

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Liam Scanlan

Liam Scanlan

Meet Liam Scanlan. I’m 23 now but I started a clothing company called Eat Your Water when I was 18. Originally I studied marine biology at Uni, but I hated it. On the first day of class I even called my mum and said “I hate this.” I went from there and started this business instead, but the marine...

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Pawel Jarecki

Pawel Jarecki

Meet Pawel Jarecki. Since I’ve moved to Newcastle I’ve been brought back to life. Before that I was creatively dead. The Sydney environment wears you down. People work quite hard just to get the bills paid, and then I came up here and I hardly met anyone with a full time job, everyone’s working...

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Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan

Meet Susan Ryan. I’ll always remember the date I arrived in this city, because it was the same weekend as the Pasha Bulka came to shore, (July 2, 2007). Before that I’d been living on the central coast.Up until a few years ago, I worked part time as a medical receptionist while also looking after...

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Ethan Andrews

Ethan Andrews

Meet Ethan Andrews. I’m originally from Singleton and currently living in Wallsend. I’m 25. It’s kind of hard to look back on things and see how one particular thing leads to another but everything has accumulated and led me to where I am now. I suppose it was after saying yes to too many things...

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Josh Bruce

Josh Bruce

Meet Josh Bruce. Working here is good. It’s small enough not to be too hectic but big enough to sustain work. I’m a freelance videographer, and I do all aspects of visual production from shooting to visual effects. It helps to be an all rounder when working in Newcastle because there are more jobs...

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Shauna Ryan

Shauna Ryan

Meet Shauna Ryan. I arrived here about three months ago. Previously I’ve lived in the Lake Macquarie area and also spent the better part of a year in Los Angeles. Newcastle is vibrant and the weather’s amazing. I love that there are so many places to discover; I feel like I’ve barely scratched the...

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Carlin McLellan

Carlin McLellan

Meet Carlin McLellan. I’ve lived in Sydney, Vancouver and Berlin. Newcastle keeps on pulling me back in with its great beaches and friendly vibes. I worked as a disability support worker for ten years while also freelancing as a music producer. I’ve played in a number of bands and been lucky...

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Simon Thomsen

Simon Thomsen

Simon Thomsen saw technology alter the news and publishing landscape Simon Thomsen is editor of Startup Daily and host of the Startup Daily show which airs on the business streaming service AusBiz.com.au. He is also an investor in early stage startups, and was...

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava discusses the benefits of reshaping wholesale investor requirements Rohit Bhargava runs the podcast The Startup Playbook Podcast, where each week he interviews successful entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. Rohit first entered the startup...

Tim Fung

Tim Fung

Tim Fung explains why Australia is a great market to test startup ideas Tim Fung is founder of Airtasker, a local services marketplace connecting people and businesses who need work done with people wanting to work. He is also co-founder and Director of Tank Stream...