57. Nick Saunders – Opaxe / Grow Impact

Charlie and Danelle talk with Nick Saunders, who is CEO of not one but two startups, Opaxe and Grow Impact.

As you will hear, Nick has had an incredible career, from Perth, via London, Europe and South America and back to Perth. Along the way he has run startups and accelerators in London, Bulgaria and Chile. He has been back in Perth for a few years now, and is leading two startups, and has some great insights to share.

Listen to the very end, for a bonus story in which Nick had to do a pre-AFL grand final radio show in Serbia (… he knows little about footy!)

“There’s not a lot of support, and in other countries you get a feeling that governments want you, they recognise that small businesses and startups are the lifeblood and they support it, but here, you get the impression that actually they don’t care…” ~ Nick Saunders.

For more: https://www.opaxe.com/
and https://www.growimpact.com.au/


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