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Startup West podcast 94: Nic Terpkos, Waytree

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// // Setting up just before COVID hit, the seasonal jobs site had to be extremely resourceful to make it through its first few years…

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 backpacking 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 is 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

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Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Tekkon, Dinner Twist, RSM, the City of Perth, Spacecubed and Curtin University.

Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


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Produced by Startup News, the Startup West podcast talks with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA.
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