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27 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Mel Perkins talks, Canva, the importance of mentors and bringing design to the masses
In this episode of First Act, Cec Busby chats with Melanie Perkins, the co-founder of online design tool Canva and explores how she brought the idea to fruition, what motivates her and why mentors are so important.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Dean Foley talks entrepreneurship, the genesis of Barayamal and life post the air force
In this week's podcast, Cec Busby catches up with Dean Foley, the founder of Australia's first indigenous accelerator program, Barayamal. Foley gives us the nitty-gritty on life as an indigenous entrepreneur, explains what inspires him and why he recommends a stint in the armed forces to anyone uncertain of their career path.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
Lisa Messenger talks the making and breaking of her brand and the importance of risk and resilience
In this week's podcast host Cec Busby gets up close and personal with Lisa Messenger. A prolific author, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Messenger Group and The Collective Hub, Lisa is known for her honesty and no holds barred opinions. In this episode, Lisa chats with us about the making and breaking of her brand, why risk and resilience matter for entrepreneurs and how you can bounce back after setbacks.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
Usman Iftikhar talks failure, life as a migrpreneur, launching Catalysr and meeting Prince Harry
Usman Iftikhar is the co-founder of Catalysr, an accelerator program that assists refugees and migrapreneurs to achieve their startup dreams. A mechanical engineer by trade, Usman arrived in Australia in 2013 and like many skilled migrants and refugees before him, he found there were barriers to getting work. Rather than remain disillusioned Usman took matters into his own hand and started an entrepreneur program that helps others get their start. Today Cataysr has helped over 100 migrapreneurs and spawned over 30 new enterprises. Did we mention he's also the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Tyson Koh talks night-time culture, Keep Sydney Open and life after RAGE
In this episode of First Act, host Cec Busby gets up close and personal with the founder of Keep Sydney Open, Tyson Koh. A self-described reluctant activist, Koh explains the genesis of the grassroots campaign which has since grown to become a political party, shares his view on how a city's nighttime culture correlates with its level of innovation and explains why we all need to fire up our passions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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