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Rooster Radio brings you stories and insights from interesting people doing amazing things. The podcast reveals business and personal growth learnings from entrepreneurs and experts in business, leadership, marketing, science, technology, health, hospitality and much more. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi. Rooster Radio focuses on the influencers who are taking risks, overcoming challenges, leading teams and taking the world on. We delve into their rarely told stories of success, failure and lessons learned. Find out more and sign up for news and events and view the full episode list at our website, You can show your support for Rooster Radio by becoming a member here Early traction: Since launching in October 2015, Rooster Radio quickly gained momentum. - Rated five stars in Apple Podcasts - Featured under business "new and noteworthy" in Apple Podcasts - Peaked in top 15 business podcasts on Apple Podcasts Guests: Rooster Radio secures high calibre guests who are excelling in the world of business, entrepreneurship and sport in Australia. Previous guests include Coopers Brewery chairman Glenn Cooper, Forbes editor-at-large Rich Karlgaard, AFL legend Matthew Pavlich, Australian Fashion Labels founders Dean and Melanie Flintoft, global business growth expert Jana Matthews and Australian of the Year (SA) Dr John Greenwood, with many more influential and interesting guests to come. Hosts: Andrew Montesi, founder at Apiro Consulting and Apiro Media head of marketing at PickStar, media and marketing specialist, entrepreneur and former TV news reporter. & James Begley, founder of PickStar and Tract Leadership, leadership consultant, entrepreneur and former AFL footballer. Rooster Radio is made in Adelaide, South Australia by Apiro Media -

It has been quite some time since our last episode (sorry), we took a break from Rooster HQ to focus on our REAL businesses.

But now we’re back with our SouthStart series, which we’re excited about. We’re interviewing some of the stars of the Southstart Conference, which celebrates the collision of people, ideas and technology in Adelaide on November 21 to 23.

And first cab off the rank is the man behind SouthStart in 2018, Craig Swann. SouthStart fell into the hands of Craig and his business partners last year, and he has done an amazing job pulling together a world class event and activating an 'interesting' startup community in Adelaide.

Craig is a highly successful global innovator, in his own right. The Canadian founded companies in New York City, including award winning interactive agency CRASHMEDIA and the internet’s first online music studio, Looplabs.

Millions of people have benefited from Craig’s innovations, including Steve Jobs, who demoed Looplabs for the launch of the Safari Browser at an Apple Keynote. Craig has since become an industry thought leader in the interactive music space; authoring books, speaking internationally, teaching, curating technology events and developing and licensing customized online music experiences for top global brands.

He has received special recognition at SxSW and has won the prestigious Webby Award.

Before we get into Craig’s fascinating story, make sure you open your browser now and check out Southstart is activating Adelaide’s startup community by bringing together innovators, creators, founders and investors on November 22 and 23, in 2018 .. get involved, grab a ticket and we’ll see you there. If you’re late to this interview and have realised you’ve missed the event, make sure you sign up to the mailing list and follow Southstart on social media, and join the community.

More info on SouthStart here

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