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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, http://roosterradio.biz. You can show your support for Rooster Radio by becoming a member here https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio. 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. http://apiropodcasts.com & http://apiroconsulting.com James Begley, founder of PickStar and Tract Leadership, leadership consultant, entrepreneur and former AFL footballer. http://jamesbegley.com.au Rooster Radio is made in Adelaide, South Australia by Apiro Media - http://apiropodcasts.com http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

Back in episode 86 we talked to Paul van der Linden, who quit his job at IBM to start his own technology company, outThought.

At the time, Paul talked about the hopes, fears and challenges of leaving the corporate life to pursue his dreams (If you missed the chat, click here http://roosterradio.biz/blog/2017/7/24/ep-86-the-jump-case-study-part-1-paul-van-der-lindens-hopes-and-fears-after-quitting-ibm

Almost a year later, we sit down with Paul again for Part 2 to talk about how his journey has progressed - expectations versus the reality of starting his company, which is at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, virtual assistants and bot technology.

Paul talks about winning his first clients, the early successes, struggles and evolution of the business … as well as his own personal development throughout the process.

Go back to Part 1 here http://roosterradio.biz/blog/2017/7/24/ep-86-the-jump-case-study-part-1-paul-van-der-lindens-hopes-and-fears-after-quitting-ibm

Find out more about outThought - http://outthought.co 

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ 

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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Brad Krauskopf is an entrepreneur and workplace innovator who is a leading voice in coworking and flexible work.

He is the founder of Hub Australia, the country’s largest co-working community with spaces in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

But first, you may be wondering what co-working actually is. Typically, it’s where independent workers come together at shared workspaces, renting desks or offices under flexible membership arrangements, creating communities of entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups that not only share facilities but also ideas and knowledge.

Coworking has gone from niche to mainstream in recent years, there are now numerous spaces in most cities throughout the world, which have sprung up in parallel with our shift in work culture. 

Brad talks about his story as well as the power of coworking, coworker culture, collaboration benefits, work trends and much more. 

Find out more about Hub Australiahttps://www.hubaustralia.com/

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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We're back after an early Christmas break, thanks for sticking with us! As you know we talk to interesting people doing amazing things, and this couldn't be more true for our guest, Dr Elaine Stead. Elaine is Head of Venture Capital at Blue Sky Investments, which includes overseeing South Australia's $50 million VC fund. More broadly Blue Sky manages $3 billion worth of investments across infrastructure, real estate and private equity. A lot of people think of VCs as khaki wearing white men with a God-like ability to 'giveth and taketh away', but Elaine breaks the VC mould with complete authenticity. She's unafraid to share not only her insights and opinions but also her vulnerabilities on social media and blogs. Elaine is open about her story, mental health challenges and taboo issues, which she admits may be confronting for investors and her stakeholders. But little by little, she's changing the culture of her industry. While the world of venture capital is seemingly driven by numbers, we have an in depth conversation about the humanistic side of founders, startups and business, and the human cost of entrepreneurship. We talk about the the inner workings and processes of a venture capital firm, why Elaine has pitched more than "300 times in the last year" and her brutal travel regime. We also chat about Elaine's pathway, before entering venture capital she was a stem-cell biologist and also a startup founder. Enjoy our fascinating chat with Dr Elaine Stead. Blue Sky: https://blueskyfunds.com.au Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it) https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

Leaders from three of Australia's top online marketplaces have revealed key business, growth and technical insights about their startups live at SouthStart. On the panel is Dan Draper, CTO at Expert 360, the marketplace that connects businesses to top freelance professionals, along with David Trumbull, co-founder at Car Next Door, Australia's largest car sharing network and Edward Hartley, co-founder of Bluethumb, Australia's largest online art marketplace. Andrew from Rooster Radio, the panel moderator, also shares a little bit about PickStar, the platform to book sports stars. We talk about building the marketplace ecosystem, the drivers of growth, the importance of tech and automation, funding, quality control and maintaining credibility .. and more. This is our second episode recorded live at SouthStart, a conference that showcases entrepreneurship and innovation in South Australia with great speakers, expos and workshops. James from Rooster Radio was the event MC. More - http://southstart.co Expert 360 - https://expert360.com/ Car Next Door - https://www.carnextdoor.com.au/ Bluethumb - https://bluethumb.com.au/ PickStar - http://pickstar.com.au Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

People talk a lot about entrepreneurship and risk, but sh*t gets real when you have kids and a mortgage to pay.

The heart says pursue your business dreams, the head says stick to your 9 to 5 and provide. But does it have to be one or the other? What if there was a way to transition into your own business life without having to fall off a cliff? If it's possible, how the hell do you make it work?

James and Andrew talk about the issues, opening up about aspects of their own journeys and challenges while also sharing lessons learned along the way. A lot of ground is covered in this episode, recorded in a mediocre hotel room in Sydney (Also listen in for James' special announcement).

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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