Latest Episode.

Episode 11: IT Services

On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, we explore innovation in the IT industry. We learn about a new partnership between French startup Open Classrooms and IT service company Cap Gemini, and hear about Toyota’s newest self-driving vehicle.

Gina then sits down with Rachel Armstrong, software program manager at Interactive, to learn how the business transitioned from selling hardware in the dial-up era to launching its new software-as-a-service marketplace, Alliance. 

Episode 10: Smartphones

On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, we explore innovation with the smartphone industry. Mat sits down with HMB Global CEO, Florian Seiche, as he prepares to launch the new range of Nokia smartphones into the Australian market.

Gina tells us about a new partnership between Mertion and Deliveroo, and we try to answer the question – is an Inmoji just a modern-day hieroglyph?

Episode 9: Retail

In this episode of Startup meet Corporate we explore innovation in the retail sector. We learn about a new partnership between Coles and Deliveroo, and we head over to the Perth fintech space and learn about Welfies.

Gina finds finds out what innovation means for retail businesses both online and off when she sits down with Paul Greenberg, founder of NORA Network, and he shares why he’s teamed up with Slingshot to launch an accelerator program.

Episode 8: Social Data

In this episode of Startup meet Corporate we explore the world of social data and analytics and the way in which companies are leveraging this to grow their business.

We look at a new platform leveraging influencers in the gaming industry, and Mat sits down with the founder of Digivizer, Emma Lo Russo to find out how their technology is helping corporates to be more innovative based on data from their social media accounts.

Episode 7: Life Insurance

In this episode of Startup Meet Corporate we explore innovation in the life insurance sector. We learn about a new partnership between ASX-listed digital technology and entertainment company MSM Corporation International and Usher, and Gina talks with Dan Taylor, general manager of innovation at TAL, about what innovation means in the life insurance sector and how the company is working to engage its customers over the life of their policy.

Episode 6: Real Estate

In this episode we explore innovation in the real estate industry. We learn about a new partnership between audiobook company and Audible and the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre aimed at enhancing the mind’s performance, and Gina talks with Andrew Clowes, head of Information Technology at JLL, about what innovation means in the real estate and investment management space and the company’s so-called digital ambition.

Episode 5: Property Development

In this episode we explore innovation in the property development industry. We explore a variety of collaborative opportunities for startups in the HR and Communications sector and Mathew sits down with Chief People Officer at Lendlease Michael Vavakis who talks about the importance of innovation at the company.

Episode 4: Cotton

In this episode we explore innovation in the Cotton Industry and learn about the diverse career opportunities that it creates from farming to fashion design. We look at a new partnership between Australian art platform Bluethumb and interior design platform Houzz and Mat talks with Cotton Australia board member Fleur Anderson about the types of startups and innovations that the peak industry body would be keen to explore collaborating with.

Episode 3: Integrated Services

On this episode we hear how a suburban dry cleaner turned into a $3 billion public company. We take a look at a strategic partnership that will change the face of energy in South Australia forever, and we speak to Julian Fogarty from Spotless Group about how the company is driving a culture of innovation in the face of disruption.

Episode 2: Westpac Bank

In this episode we explore innovation within the Australian banking and financial services industry. Gina sits down with Cathy Kovacs from the Westpac Group to look at what the bank is doing to innovate and grow in such a highly disruptive industry.

Episode 1: Red Meat

In our premiere episode we talk innovation in the meat and livestock sector with the CFO of Teys Australia – Bronwyn Mitchell. We take a look at startups and corporates around the country that have formed some interesting strategic partnerships with one another as well as some new technology companies cropping up in regional Australia.

The Hosts.

Mat Beeche once auditioned for the role of the red power ranger. That has nothing to do with this podcast but he just likes people to know that fact about him. Mat also is the founder of Startup Daily.

Gina Baldassarre has a habit of abbreviating every word in the english dictionary. That last sentence was not an exaggeration – we are considering a TLC reality show style intervention. Gina is the Head of Content at Startup Daily.

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