Australian entrepreneurs on the failures that helped them grow: A recap of the Audacity to Fail podcast series

StartupSmart podcast launch

StartupSmart’s last podcast series the Audacity to Fail saw Australia’s biggest entrepreneurs and investors get frank on the hardships of building high-growth businesses.

Nearly 200 people attended the podcast launch at General Assembly with special guests from Zendesk, Envato, Pollenizer and Rate My Agent.

From crushing wake-up calls and broken relationships to botched product launches and getting sued, the Audacity to Fail explores the harrowing experiences Australia’s leading entrepreneurs have had to grow through to get to where they are today.

The series has sparked a new conversation on failure and the important lessons all founders can learn.


StartupSmart’s next podcast series Starting Change is dedicated entirely to entrepreneurs, investors and businesses leading the growth of Australia’s purpose-driven business sector.

Join us every Thursday at 6pm on our Watch and Listen page as we explore the rise of conscious consumers and purpose-driven businesses.

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Dinushi Dias is a journalist at StartupSmart and multimedia content producer. When she’s out of the office, she works on social projects with her We Love It Productions family and buddying filmmakers.