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Alex McCauley is the Founder and Executive Director of Tech Council of Australia. Previously, he was the Founding CEO of StartupAUS, which recently morphed into Tech Council of Australia. Prior to joining StartupAUS, Alex worked as a Diplomat for the Australian government in Israel. Alex is an intelligent and dynamic founder who is passionate about technology and the startup ecosystem. He has a wide range of knowledge on policy, technology, innovation, advocacy, and more!

Ian & Alex discussed several topics including…

  • The growth of the Australian startup sector
  • Alex’s experience over the past 6 years as CEO of StartupAUS
  • Why StartupAUS is becoming Tech Council of Australia
  • The process of establishing the Tech Council team
  • The release of The Crossroads Report
  • Alex’s experience at Stanford and how it will benefit him going forward
  • What Alex hopes Tech Council will achieve

...and more!

Quickfire Recommendations

  • Book: Masters of Rome Series by Colleen McCullough
  • Podcast: Reply All
  • News Source: The Economist
  • Productivity Tool: TripIt
  • App: WhatsApp
  • Favourite Tech CEO: Steve Jobs (Apple) & Elon Musk (Tesla)
  • Favourite TV Show: The West Wing
  • Ted Talk Topic: “The role consumers have in solving climate change”

For more information about Tech Council of Australia, visit https://techcouncil.com.au/.

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