Founder to Founder

Founder to Founder

Phil Hayes-St Clair (PhilHSC) makes this podcast and writes about company building each week because increasing collective wisdom is essential. In entrepreneurship, that wisdom comes from founders. The Founder To Founder podcast surfaces how experienced founders overcome challenges and mistakes to build great companies. These are stories from the startup trenches and Phil's way to help others take their idea from zero to one, and beyond. Thanks for listening!... Show More

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July 7, 2019 61 min

This is a replay from Phil's conversation with Tim Curtis and Ben Pronk at the Unforgiving60 Podcast. Enjoy!S1E21- The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur: From Little Things…with Phil HSCThis episode is for anyone who dreams big …. And then wants to build that dream from scratch. It’s for anyone wanting to tenaciously solve a problem. This episode is for entrepreneurs and start-ups ….. and anyone working in a café wearing a hoodie!Phil Ha... Read more

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July 5, 2019 26 min

Rudy Crous is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shortlyster, a HR tech platform that uses smart data and science to match organisations with candidates ensuring they are the best fit for the role, team, and culture. Rudy co-founded Shortlyster after seeing companies consistently frustrated with the hiring process and not hiring the right people throughout his career as a Corporate Psychologist and Organisation Culture Specialist. As a Corp... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 92 of Founder To Founder and the final part of PhilHSC’s capital raising masterclass. All the supporting materials from this episode can be found here.Please also visit a new site that PhilHSC launched called Be In Motion (https://beinmotion.life). It’s here where you can send unexpected encouragement to someone you know doing a great job or doing it tough. It will make their day!————————————————Follow PhilHSCWeb... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 91 of Founder To Founder and the second part of PhilHSC’s capital raising masterclass. All the supporting materials from this episode can be found here.Please also visit a new site that PhilHSC launched called Be In Motion (https://beinmotion.life). It’s here where you can send unexpected encouragement to someone you know doing a great job or doing it tough. It will make their day!————————————————Follow PhilHSCWe... Read more

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Welcome to part of one of PhilHSC's capital raising master class from 20 March 2019.Here are the resources that we discussed during the classStart here...Investor Selection Planning & Criteria – Google Sheet11 Things You Don’t Know About Fundraising The First Time Around – PostWhat Do You Look For In An Investment – Post (Andrew Chen)How Do I Raise Money For My Startup – Post...then continue hereHow Founders Should Think About ... Read more

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2019 International Women’s Day. The truth is I love this occasion for two very different reasons.I identify as a feminist in the same way I do a father, husband and business leader.I take great pride in doing my part to increase opportunities for women and girls. That includes combating outdated stereotypes, the consequences of which women and girls have been subjected for the longest time.In fact, standing shoulder to shoulder alo... Read more

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In episode 88 of Founder To Founder, Phil talks to serial entrepreneur Dr Silvia Pfeiffer.Silvia is the CEO of Coviu, a cloud application focused on enabling healthcare providers to set up video consultation services for patients and to collaborate on patient cases with peers. Silvia has more than 15 years of experience with Web video technology. She has previously worked for Google, Mozilla, NICTA, and CSIRO and has been involved ... Read more

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The punchline is to plan the four actions you need to take when the answer is ‘YES’. Consider this training to reduce surprise and potential confusion that can come from an unexpected ‘YES’.Planning for rejection, risk and worst-case scenarios is second nature to entrepreneurs. From the moment the first version of a business model is hatched, we are in de-risking mode. Ten steps back for each step forward. It’s a familiar tune. I l... Read more

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In episode 86 of Founder To Founder, Phil talks to former army special forces doctor turned entrepreneur Dr Dan Pronk.Dr Dan Pronk completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University in 1999 before studying medicine at Flinders University on an Army scholarship. Graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Dec 2004, he continued at Flinders Medical Centre for his intern and first residency year. Dr ... Read more

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Happy 2019! In this episode Phil talks about two new projects, one on Youtube and the other called Be In Motion.You can learn more about the YouTube Daily project here.You can learn more about Be In Motion here.By the way, if you'd like to know when new episodes are released or when I publish my weekly long-form blog post, sign up for the insider's email list here.You can also follow me online:Website: https://philhsc.comInstagram:... Read more

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In episode 84 of Founder To Founder, Phil talks to Lumi CEO and Co-Founder, Yanir Yakutiel.Yanir began Lumi with one major goal in mind: to help Australian small businesses flourish by offering fast, flexible and fully transparent loans. One of the biggest differences between Lumi and other financial lenders is the fact that we harness big data in real-time, allowing us to offer customised lending decisions like no other. Having be... Read more

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Advisory boards are recruited to help leaders make high-quality decisions and expand influence. They are useful mechanisms in resource-constrained environments and hence popular at startups and not-for-profits.I serve on numerous advisory boards. And while these roles are different to company directorships where I manage fiduciary responsibilities with my board member colleagues, I enjoy both styles of engagement.I formed my first ... Read more

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In episode 81 of Founder To Founder, Phil talks to serial entrepreneur and Maxwell Plus CEO and Co-Founder, Elliot Smith.Maxwell Plus, a Brisbane based start up applying artificial intelligence to improve medical diagnosis. Maxwell Plus uses medical imaging, blood tests and patient data to deliver a fast and accurate diagnosis of prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Before founding Maxwell Plus Elliot completed a PhD in biomedical im... Read more

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In Episode 81, Phil talks with the team at Reckitt Benckiser about innovating within a large fast moving consumer goods company and the five ways you can win by obsessing about the problem (and not the solution).For more information about hiring Phil to talk at your event, please contact his team here. -------------------------------------------------------------------Follow PhilHSCApple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2pc0GqJSpotify: h... Read more

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Assumptions are the basis for most startups. After identifying opportunities, founders use assumptions to begin piecing together a narrative to communicate their vision. And it’s just expected that each assumption in a startup’s business model will get tested and iterated over time.The reality is, however, that there are assumptions that don’t get tested. Some of these are linchpin assumptions, ones that are critical to the busines... Read more

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In episode 79 of Founder To Founder, Phil talks to serial entrepreneur and Fractal Ventures General Partner, Gerard Doyle.In Gerard’s words, ‘My mission is to help the founders, innovators, creators and dreamers find their customers, to see their product being deployed and fulfil their business potential.It is rare to find a startup that doesn’t have a unique business proposition. It is unfortunately common to watch startups fail t... Read more

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Wellness is a loaded term. It means too many things to too many people. And when it comes to scaling a business and teams, wellness isn’t on the critical path which is ironic given how important team performance is to a venture’s success.Some founders consider wellness a personal responsibility of each team member (that was me).Others solve for wellness by introducing yoga, healthy snacks and flexible work arrangements (to name a f... Read more

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In episode 77 of Founder To Founder, Phil talks to Educator Impact Founder & CEO Ken Wallace.Educator Impact is on a mission to support educators because we know better educators mean better student outcomes.Launched in 2012, Educator Impact is an innovative, evidence-based 360-degree feedback tool that provides teachers and leaders with individualised professional development plans to help improve teaching and leadership pract... Read more

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Asking the right question at the right time is an art. As my good friend Melissa Rosenthal says, it takes practice and when you get it right, it pays off in spades.Over the years I have learned that the ‘right’ questions often have three dimensions;They are open (cannot be answered by a simple Yes or No);They require thought and are delivered with context; andThey contain an element of reflection (they require the person answering ... Read more

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In Episode 75 of Founder To Founder Phil speaks with journalist and Co-Founder of SportsYear, Patrick Galloway.Patrick is a sports reporter with ABC News in Sydney. He joined the ABC in 2012 after five years working with ESPN in the United States. He was formerly a researcher for Bruce McAvaney at Channel Seven. Patrick co-founded SportsYear in 2004.RESOURCESConnect with Patrick on LinkedIn or TwitterVisit Patrick’s venture, Sports... Read more

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