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Damien Mahoney from Stackla

Damien Mahoney from Stackla

Hi, and welcome to day one, the podcast for regional startups and the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to day one is brought to you by the city of Newcastle and Newihub. Newihub is a growing and vibrant community of Newcastle’s startups & founders. It’s a central hub where you can learn about what’s going on in our ecosystem, with events, available jobs and other resources. I’ll tell you more about Newihub later in the episode, but for now, let’s jump into the story of Damien Mahoney.

Today, Stackla is a global company with dozens of employees and offices in the US and UK. Many of their clients are household names: Macdonalds, Nintendo, Toyota, and Sony just to name a few. But the growth of the company has not always been smooth sailing, and in recent years they’ve weathered two major storms: the pandemic, which all but wiped out many of their key clients, and a legal battle with Facebook which required Damien to make an incredibly difficult decision to keep the company afloat.

But before we hear about how Stackla has been able to emerge from multiple catastrophes, first we need to go back to day one, and hear the story of how a part-time job in radio that was too good to pass up would ultimately lead Damien to become the CEO of a global technology startup.

Antony Martin from Hone

Antony Martin from Hone

Hello and welcome to a new episode of Welcome to Day One, the podcast for Aussie founders, startups & the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to Day One is brought to you by the City of Newcastle's brand new innovation platform,...

Mike McKiernan from Deckee

Mike McKiernan from Deckee

Hi, and welcome to day one, the podcast for regional startups and the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to day one is brought to you by the city of Newcastle. The City of Newcastle is a big supporter of entrepreneurship in our region and...

Colin Goudie from Social Pinpoint

Colin Goudie from Social Pinpoint

Hello and welcome to a new episode of Welcome to Day One, the podcast for Aussie founders, startups & the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to Day One is brought to you by the City of Newcastle's brand new innovation platform,...

Ryan MacPherson from Coassemble

Ryan MacPherson from Coassemble

Hi and Welcome to Day One, the podcast for regional startups & the organisations that support Australian entrepreneurship. Welcome to Day One is brought to you by the City of Newcastle. Today I'd like to share the story of a Newcastle startup that has been flying...

Liam Scanlan from Eat Your Water

Liam Scanlan from Eat Your Water

Today you’re going to hear the story of Eat Your Water featuring Liam Scanlan.  Before we go back to the beginning, here’s where we are today, Liam has been named one of the top 50 people in e-commerce in the whole of Australia. In November 2019 alone over 100,000...

Daniel & Alicia Edge from CompEAT Nutrition

Daniel & Alicia Edge from CompEAT Nutrition

Today you’re going to hear the story of Alicia, Daniel and CompEAT Nutrition. The concept of CompEAT first planted itself in Daniel & Alicia’s mind in 2016. Since then they’ve bootstrapped it themselves for quite some time and invested a lot of themselves into...

Joss Kesby from Diffuse Energy featuring James Bradley

Joss Kesby from Diffuse Energy featuring James Bradley

Today you’re going to hear the story of Diffuse Energy and it’s founders Joss Kesby, James Bradley and Sam Evans. Diffuse Energy is a company that, right now, is building wind turbines that are twice as efficient as their competitors, but the vision that Joss and his...

Andrew Mears from SwitchDin

Andrew Mears from SwitchDin

Today you’re going to hear the story of Andrew Mears and SwitchDin. SwitchDin provides software and hardware solutions for managing distributed energy resources. SwitchDin connects with utilities to help them work more efficiently with the grid. We’re going to hear...

Daniel Spiteri from FEIKE

Daniel Spiteri from FEIKE

Today you’re going to hear the story of FEIKE and Daniel Spiteri. FEIKE is a business that helps get you home safely, the business has grown from an idea that Daniel had that he hoped would bring some quality of life for his family, to now a growing team, currently 3...

James Rabbitt from Broader Learning

James Rabbitt from Broader Learning

Today you’re going to hear the story of James Rabbitt and Broader Learning. Broader Learning provides STEM-based learning programs to multiple schools. This approach allows Broader Learning to provide a higher quality and more cost-effective experience for the...

Heath Raftery from Newie Ventures

Heath Raftery from Newie Ventures

Today you’re going to hear the story of Heath Raftery from Newie Ventures. Newie Ventures is an engineering agency. They build solutions to their client’s problems. Basically, their customers come to them with an idea, and Heath and his team go to work figuring out...

Sahil Harriram from Elite Robotics

Sahil Harriram from Elite Robotics

Today you’re going to hear the story of Elite Robotics and it’s CEO Sahil. Sahil and his teams are developing robots that have human-like instincts! Since launching in 2016, The Elite Robotics team have been finalists in 6 out 7 pitching competitions. They’ve built a...

Justin Hales from Camplify

Justin Hales from Camplify

Today you’re going to hear the story of Justin Hales and Camplify. Camplify is Australia’s largest caravan and RV peer to peer sharing community and is expanding internationally. The company has made leaps and bounds since when it started back in 2014. With over 3500...

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