Biztalk Podcast Series

Turning a good idea into a great business

The Biztalk Podcast Series shares MBA graduate business stories to help connect graduates who can learn from one another

If you have a unique or interesting business story to share please contact the MBA Alumni Committee.

Episode 7

What it takes to make it in the ever Changing Tech realm

With 30 years of experience as a technology specialised, Sonya Weiser talks about the challenges of a rapidly changing market place and her path to business ownership with Wiser Technology Advice.

Episode 6

Fourth Industrial Resolution – Technology Disruption

Nicole Swaine reflects on her experience in senior management, executive and director roles, locally, nationally and internationally, including as Chief Executive of SCOSA, and how that informs her current work as Managing Director of Explore Potential Consulting.

Episode 5

Success rarely comes easily – 55 years of Adelaide Business School

Damian Scanlon joined the Adelaide Business School in 2012 as the MBA Director. As an Adelaide MBA graduate, he knew he had to engage multiple stakeholders and put students front and centre of the MBA program. In this podcast, you will hear how Damian has once again positioned the Adelaide MBA as South Australia’s premier MBA program.

Episode 4

Star Pharmacy Group – 50 stores nationally and growing

Tim Payze is CEO of the Star Pharmacy Group. In this podcast, he discusses how the Star Pharmacy Group that recently acquired their 50th store here in South Australia, went from a locally-owned pharmacy to a national pharmacy chain in less than 30 years.

Episode 3

From Two Dogs alcopop to alcohol-free wine

David Pahl is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for business. He co-founded Two Dogs alcoholic lemonade in the early 90s with a mate. After selling Two Dogs to Pernod Ricard in the mid-90s, David is now back in the beverage game, this time with an alcohol-free wine! Why? We'll let David explain.

Episode 2

From little shed to big shed

Big Shed Brewing Concern (BSBC) is a proudly South Australian owned and operated craft brewery based in Adelaide’s western suburbs. What started out as two friends brewing beers they liked to drink out the back of a farmer’s shed, is today a thriving business that produces more than 225,000 litres of craft beer per annum.  Their motto is: "Because you can’t solve the world’s problems over white wine."

Episode 1

Taking on the largest chip brand in the US

The Good Crisp Company’s Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder Matt Parry discusses the challenges of turning an idea for a new, healthier crisp into a multimillion dollar business, now taking on ‘Pringles’ in the United States.