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Synopsis

StudentPreneur Podcast is for students who are aspiring entrepreneurs or are already running their business. Get your weekly motivation and stay connected with fellow StudentPreneurs who tell their amazing stories. How did they get started? How do they manage Uni and their business? These are the types of question they answer.

Episodes

  • SPP65: Adam Stone automates his business to attend classes (BEST OF RERUN)

    SPP65: Adam Stone automates his business to attend classes (BEST OF RERUN)

    31/07/2019 Duration: 31min

    Best of Rerun episode. Initially release in 2016 Meet this week awesome studentpreneur: Adam Stone, 20 years old, Commerce and Law student at Monash University and entrepreneur with Speedlancer in Melbourne, Australia.  Learn more about Adam on www.studentpreneur.com.au Time for a quick wrap up each studentpreneur 'story is different and what works for some people doesn't for others, however, I'd like to point out of few things in Adam's journey that are similar to a lot of studentpreneurs I have interviewed for my research: He started by selling things to his classmates in high schools, then on ebay. That's a start that we have seen again and again with the guests of this podcast. There is something that is really different about Adam: he totally automated and outsourced his business, reaching the ultimate goal of removing himself from the business. This is really powerful as a studentpreneur because then he can focus on his studies! It's quite interesting to see him starting a new business because contrary

  • SPP#64 JOB + MBA + STARTUP + BABY with Shane Dillon

    SPP#64 JOB + MBA + STARTUP + BABY with Shane Dillon

    16/10/2018 Duration: 32min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur guest: Shane Dillon, Master of Business Administration at RMIT University and founder of International Alumni Job Network (IAJN). Links: Linkedin   https://hk.linkedin.com/in/shane-dillon-48570012   https://www.linkedin.com/company/7599539/   Twitter   @ShazTzu @IAJN_Official   Websites http://www.ia-jn.com/ http://beatenpathsoftware.com/   Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/InternationalAlumniJobNetwork/   If you have what it takes you can apply to share your story on air. CLICK HERE

  • SPP#63 52% of Australians dont ride their bike Michael Haddad

    SPP#63 '52% of Australians don't ride their bike' Michael Haddad

    23/04/2018 Duration: 29min

    Meet this week’s awesome studentpreneur guest: Michael Haddad, 25, studying his Master of International Business at Adelaide University and co-founder of BikeBus. Website: https://bikebusaus.wordpress.com

  • SPP#62 : I sold my sports car to fund my business venture - Francis Ignatius

    SPP#62 : 'I sold my sports car to fund my business venture' - Francis Ignatius

    06/06/2017 Duration: 46min

    Meet this week's awesome Studentpreneur guest: Francis Ignatius, 30, recent postgraduate from Adelaide University and founder of Entrepreneur Story. Francis' entrepreneurial journey started with import/export while an undergraduate at Edith Cowan University. He had been working since the age of 13 but this didn't help escape one of his biggest lessons in life when he became broke after that first business. Now his mission is to help university graduates to stay in South Australia instead of going to Sydney or Melbourne. Quotes: I sold my sports car to fund my business venture I had no money, no capital, nothing but I wanted to build a business to eat meat again, not just instant noodle I started asking 50 people on a car forum what they wanted to do to their car... it's very easy to do Action = Reaction and Reaction= Opportunity Most people are too afraid to take the action because they are scared of failure  I don't identify as an entrepreneur... I had no choice but hustle 45% of University graduate in Sout

  • SPP#61 with Gavin Bell: My biggest fear is to be average

    SPP#61 with Gavin Bell: 'My biggest fear is to be average'

    11/04/2017 Duration: 41min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur guest: Gavin Bell, 22, recent graduate from the Peter Jone's Enterprise Academy in Manchester and founder of Blue Cliff Media in Edinburgh, UK. Gavin got the entrepreneurship bug early on. To get some help he decided to attend the Peter Jone's Enterprise Academy instead of going to university. His story is full of ups and downs.  Quotes: I always had an entrepreneurial spark, I started with dropshiping. My main skill is to take action and learn by doing. My biggest fear is to be average I had no mentor, I never found the right person. Having a good mentor can be huge, but having a bad one can be fatal The best way to get started is to get an internship in a new business Resources: The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch by Dan Norris How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Links: Website: http://bluecliffmedia.com/ Twitter:@bluecliffmedia email:hello@bluecliffmedia.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MrGavinBell/ Vblog: h

  • SPP#69 With Kayle Gray: Create your own Mastermind group

    SPP#69 With Kayle Gray: 'Create your own Mastermind group'

    21/03/2017 Duration: 47min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur guest: Kayle Gray, 28, recent graduate from the University of Utah and founder of Conversion Cake, USA.   Frank has been working with high school entrepreneurs for four years, leading workshops and competitions, but this year, he and his team is excited to launch the world's first business incubator for high school students. The incubator is built on a no-tuition, no-equity model. The goal is to help accepted students make $20,000 in 6 months. Frank's mission is to empower, support, and develop students as they begin their journeys as entrepreneurs and founders. Quotes: Create your own Mastermind group Use you the fact that you are a student to call businesses Take care of yourself and your body when managing a business and your studies Negotiate assignment deadlines with your professors Your peers are as important as mentors At first, I didn' identify as an entrepreneur but as a business minded person    Kayle' Book: The College Entrepreneur: How to leverage your un

  • SPP#59 with Frank Pobutkiewicz: Be honest and ask as many questions as possible

    SPP#59 with Frank Pobutkiewicz: Be honest and ask as many questions as possible

    07/03/2017 Duration: 33min

    Meet this week's StudentPreneur guest: Frank Pobutkiewicz from Whiteboard Youth Ventures in Boston, USA.  Frank has been working with high school entrepreneurs for four years, leading workshops and competitions, but this year, he and his team is excited to launch the world's first business incubator for high school students. The incubator is built on a no-tuition, no-equity model. The goal is to help accepted students make $20,000 in 6 months. Frank's mission is to empower, support, and develop students as they begin their journeys as entrepreneurs and founders. Quotes: We are essentially building soft and hard skills. Priorities for high school entrepreneurs: 1) School, 2) Family, 3) Business. Failure is part of life, it's important to learn from it.  Keywords: LEARN, BUILD, SELL  Be honest and ask as many questions as possible. Books: Guy Kawasaki's books Seth Godin's books (purple cow) The $100 Startup  by Chris Guillebeau Marketing Outrageously by Jon Spoelstra Links: Websites: Whiteboard Y

  • SPP#58 Most startup fails because they focus on the least value-add activities - Rob Slee

    SPP#58 Most startup fails because they focus on the least value-add activities - Rob Slee

    22/02/2017 Duration: 47min

    Meet Rob Slee: serial seasoned entrepreneur investor and author. Key points: Lots of opportunities to disrupt industries 'I am 10 iterations of failure in everything I do.' I felt I wasn't learning school because... Build a skill set, once a year Need a positive relationship with failure - Most business books are written for big corporate life I am a niche aholic, "niche conglomerate" ask people what they buy The only thing in common  among entrepreneur is time Only focus on the activities that adds value most startup fails because they focus on the least value-add activities. We are told what to work on whereas we should identify the high value. After you have the skillset it's not about how much time you work on. Talk to people: what would you need in your business. Ask for help. You will be killed in your blind post U2U: work in small businesses, that's good, not just business plan comp. Learn how to communicate Own your time. Just knowing that activities have value change the behaviour. half the planet

  • SPP#57: Breaking the code of studentpreneurs down to 7 points - Julien Marchand

    SPP#57: Breaking the code of studentpreneurs down to 7 points - Julien Marchand

    01/02/2017 Duration: 38min

    Special Episode: I was interviewed on the Marketing on the Move podcast and I shared the findings of my 4 years of research on studentpreneurs! Summary: Studentpreneurs are a growing phenomenon with some famous entrepreneurs (Larry Page and Sergey Brin from Google and Steve Huffman from Reddit). The numbers are rare numbers about it but in the UK a study showed there 80,000 studentpreneurs (3.5% of uni students) with an estimated collected revenue over 44 million pounds or AU$80M.Remember, the best time to start a business is when you are a student, pretty much no expenses, you can undercut everyone and nobody cares when you fail.   What this study does is back up with some management theories our gut feeling on studentpreneurs. This is necessary to build dedicated programs.   Here I am going to summarise 4 years of research in a list of 7 items without encryption in academic language.   SECTION 1: The main problem is that studentpreneurs do not see themselves as entrepreneurs. Mostly because they do not know

  • SPP#56 with Kyrylo and Olga: Tell the world your message: tell people what you need and what you do.

    SPP#56 with Kyrylo and Olga: 'Tell the world your message: tell people what you need and what you do.'

    17/01/2017 Duration: 54min

    Meet Rob Slee: serial seasoned entrepreneur investor and author. Key points: Lots of opportunities to disrupt industries 'I am 10 iterations of failure in everything I do.' I felt I wasn't learning school because... Build a skill set, once a year Need a positive relationship with failure - Most business books are written for big corporate life I am a niche aholic, "niche conglomerate" ask people what they buy The only thing in common  among entrepreneur is time Only focus on the activities that adds value most startup fails because they focus on the least value add activities. We are told what to work on whereas we should identify the high value. After you have the skillset it's not about how much time you work on. Talk to people: what would you need in your business. Ask for help. You will be killed in your blind post U2U: work in small businesses, that's good, not just business plan comp. Learn how to communicate Own your time. Just knowing that activities have value change the behaviour. half the planet

  • SPP#55 with Matthew Mills: An incubator is like a seal of approval

    SPP#55 with Matthew Mills: An incubator is like a seal of approval

    09/01/2017 Duration: 43min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: Matthew Mills (22), engineering and business student at the University of Sydney and founder of Hireflow, Australia. Matthew was looking for a job in creative industry and it was only through resumes and cover letter. Through this Matthew was looking for a job in creative industry and it was only through resumes and cover letter. Through this experience, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey with his co-funder. He met him through a University project. Michael had another startup before. Quotes: Talk to other incubate graduate As an introvert I learnt my sales skills through selling charity in the street No idea is a bad idea as long as you have reasons for thinking so. An incubator is like a seal of approval, great for credentials. You don't want to be taking money from people who are not engaged Always keep trying' give another phone call Books : Book Zero to One, How to network with other U2U (Uni to support you): Get great alumni to come back to present their s

  • Special Announcement: gotta submit that PhD!

    Special Announcement: gotta submit that PhD!

    25/03/2016 Duration: 04min

    To my listeners   I started this podcast because I was amazed at the stories shared by  the studentpreneurs I interviewed for my PhD. I decided these stories had to be shared with the world to motivate other potential studentpreneurs out there. I love doing those interviews, there is always so much to learn and it keeps me motivated when writing my thesis. For me, contribution to the practice is as important as contribution to theory, maybe sometimes more. These interviews also help me understand how I can help studentpreneurs once I am an academic. Long story short I would love to be part of a University that values studentpreneurs. I have started working on how I would organise classes. For me, it's all about practice with a touch of theory from time to time. I can see my first years working toward participating in a hackathon or a startup weekend. Then classes for the second year and third year would be run as an accelerator program. Grades would be based on effectiveness of customer validation and other r

  • SPP#53 with Roslyn Teng: I still have those 2 AM moments when I wonder what am I doing with my life

    SPP#53 with Roslyn Teng: I still have those 2 AM moments when I wonder what am I doing with my life

    15/03/2016 Duration: 40min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: Roslyn Teng (20), Arts and Humanities student at the YaleNUS College and founder of Made Real, Singapore. Roslyn and Robin caught up for coffee one day after high school and they discussed their personal issues with food and diet. They decided to start a social project to address these issues. Now they are running a business: curated healthy snacks delivered to your door. They got tremendous help from SMU by being awarded a spot at the incubator program that provides them with a co-working space. Quotes: I decided to focus on the business after realising that I was achieving so much during uni break. I took a semester off. Attending  and pitching at networking events built up my confidence and helped me to open up a lot more. Building Made Real helped me realise a lot about myself Now there are between 30 to 40% of women attending startup weekend events, it's growing! My parents have been very understanding and supportive Google is my number one tool Ever

  • SPP#52: Special Episode: How to leverage your University for your business: Queensland University of Technology

    SPP#52: Special Episode: How to leverage your University for your business: Queensland University of Technology

    08/03/2016 Duration: 34min

    Special Episode: How to leverage your University for your business: Queensland University of Technology with Dr. Rowena Barrett, Head of the School Management.   -If you have just started at QUT or you are in high school  in Brisbane, this episode will help you understand how to quick start your business thanks to the ecosystem at the Queensland University of Technology. -For all studentpreneurs around the world, this special episode will make you wonder double check your own university ecosystem, have asked around for similar groups or programs? How does your University compare?    Key Strengths of Queensland University of Technology Couple of entrepreneurship units part of core. Minor in entrepreneurship available University-wide (4 units). Shifting the program to more active doing vs. theory (bringing informal environment). QUT Starters: a student-run society supporting students from all disciplines who have an interest in discovering their inner entrepreneur. QUT Starters offer entrepreneurship program a

  • SPP#51 with Sam Polgar: I apply the customer feedback loop from the Lean Startup to my life.

    SPP#51 with Sam Polgar: 'I apply the customer feedback loop from the Lean Startup to my life.'

    01/03/2016 Duration: 43min

      Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: Samuel Polgar (23), Applied Physics student at the University of Technology Sydney and founders of Chewsr, Sydney, Australia. Samuel started working at the age of 10 at his mum's work. Then he worked at 14 in a restaurant and fell in love with Cooking. He had a lot of ideas but never started anything until he went to a Food Hackathon that he won with his co-funder Angela Edwards, thanks to a lot of traction. Chewsr was born: it's like ordering food from Tinder. Now they are going to the next step: an accelerator (Slingshot, Melbourne). Quotes: ·       'I apply the customer feedback loop from the Lean Startup to my life.' ·       'I asked for a lot of help and received a lot, so ask me for help now.' ·       'Just do it, don't think about it too much, go and learn it yourself!' ·       'I said, how can I get involved in entrepreneurship and he replied, go to a hackathon. Best advice' ·       'Meetup.com is such a great way to connect with the community.' ·       'Fail

  • SPP#50: There is always someone you can help, target someone like you, a few years younger.

    SPP#50: There is always someone you can help, target someone like you, a few years younger.

    23/02/2016 Duration: 44min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: Vincent (24), Business student at the National University of Singapore, and Mark (26) co-founders of TwentyandFree, Singapore. Mark and Vincent believe in the power of mentor, They help university students to be free. Mark never thought about being an entrepreneur. He initially joined a company to sell websites. On the other hand, Vincent started at 16 by selling  candy to his friends. At some point they were both completely lost, not sure was to do. They went to a lot of paid events, read a lot of books but felt overwhelmed. Now they provide online coaching to help students build a business in 3 months. They also organise events where they bring world class coaches. They have a community where we give away all the lessons we learnt ($1 for the first month), they organise monthly masterminds, give a  book a month. Connect with them on facebook & check online community at TwentyandFree. Quotes: 'I first tried network marketing but I burnt a lot of relationships and

  • SPP#49: Special Episode: How to leverage your University for your business: University of Adelaide.

    SPP#49: Special Episode: How to leverage your University for your business: University of Adelaide.

    16/02/2016 Duration: 50min

     Special Episode: How to leverage your University for your business: University of Adelaide. The goals for this special episode are: - Help the high school and university students in Adelaide to quick start their business thanks to the ecosystem at the University of Adelaide -Help studentpreneurs around the world ask themselves if they have investigated everything that is available at their own University. How does your University compare? Meet the insiders who share their tips on how to leverage your the University of Adelaide, South Australia: - Dr. Allan O'Connor: Academic Director for Postgraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs - Dr. Gary Hancock: Academic Director for Undergraduate Program  Key Strengths of University of Adelaide: One:  Two: eChallenge Three: eChallenge of High Schools Links: eChallenge Website: Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facebook: Adelaide University Entrepreneur Club   If you have what it takes you can apply to share your story on air. CLICK HERE    

  • SPP#48: James Jordans mentor said: dont start a degree, start a business but he went back to uni

    SPP#48: James Jordan's mentor said: don't start a degree, start a business but he went back to uni

    09/02/2016 Duration: 43min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: James Jordan, 25 y.o.,  Business student at the University of Technology Sydney and  founder of Danny Burrito, Bondi Beach,  Australia. Great example of someone with a background in Arts (major in photography) who decides to build his own business. Interestingly James Jordan went back to Uni against the advice of his mentor who was telling him to just get started! However, it looks like that he managed to leverage all his diverse experience for his latest venture, Danny Burrito: On demand food under 15 minutes. James launched his business in the famous tourist spot of Bondi Beach. Now James needs need students in business development and tech. Contact him at James@burrito.com Quotes: 'I have always looked at different ways to make money.' 'My business mentor said: don't start a degree, start a business.' 'I had to ett rid of social life, something gotta give'. I love listening to Podcasts because you can do 2 things at the same time.' I have interned with a startup ca

  • SPP#47 Harry Sanders: Perseverance is essential, but know when its not working.

    SPP#47 Harry Sanders: Perseverance is essential, but know when it's not working.

    02/02/2016 Duration: 33min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: Harry Sanders, 18 y.o.,  High School student at University High School and  founder of StudioHawk in Melbourne, Australia. In Year 9  Harry got the opportunity to do a different curriculum for a term. From that experience he landed an internship at 15 and then a year later decided to go on his own. To find customers he had to be inventive. He started doing mock-ups of websites based on logos of companies, and showed them to the business owners.... and it worked very well. Now at 18 Harry has just finished high school, keep an eye on this young studentpreneur. Quotes:  50% of SMEs don't have a website. There is always a cheaper alternative to the professional tools for SEO. I started at 16,  so I need to prove myself to them. In terms of design for a website, there is a lot in the logo. Who is information on a website. Dont' send an email without a proper name ABN lookup  or Whois. I learnt by trial and error. I get paid for something I enjoy. The start was the hardest

  • SPP#46 Brent Comstock - Being a great CEO and great student doesnt exist. You have to compromise.

    SPP#46 Brent Comstock - Being a great CEO and great student doesn't exist. You have to compromise.

    26/01/2016 Duration: 46min

    Meet this week's awesome studentpreneur: Brent Comstock, 20 y.o.,  undergraduate student in Business Administration at University of North Carolina and  founder of Bcomm Solution LLC in Nebraska, USA. Brent grew up in a small town in Nebraska. In High School Brent decided to focus on rural communities and developed digital branding for rural grassroots businesses. The business was changed from an  IT to a digital business. It was always technology focused but he pivoted a few times. He now has over 500 clients. Quotes: ·       Educating people is 10 times better than selling ·        If you have any doubt now then it is not the right time for you, go and educate yourself or change it with mentoring and coaching ·       There are very few people in the world that 100% comfortably jumped, they have been groomed ·       Reach out to people in the industry at startup weekends and startup events ·       The startup world is just as much a community as it is your own individual idea. Keep reaching out. ·       Bein

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