94. Nic Terpkos – Waytree

Danelle and Chris talk with Nic Terpkos, co-founder and CEO of seasonal jobs site, Waytree.

Set up five years ago, the fledgling business had to weave around the COVID pandemic to provide a service to seasonal farmers where back packing part time workers were very thin on the ground.

Starting out as an engineer, Nic worked part-time on the startup until he and his two friends and co-founders (James Dernie and Harry Lowther) could quit work and go full-time. Established in Western Australia, the site is growing most in Queensland and NSW, and also in WA.

“ I recommend getting passionate co-founders. This a long journey, and you need to have people with you who share the same values, who you can lean on, (with) different skill sets.” ~ Nic Terpkos.

For more: https://waytree.com/


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