Episode 2: Start up without slipping up

  • Time
    20m 33s
  • Date
    Recorded December 21st 2018
Start up without slipping up

Annette Kaitinis and Dave Macdonald have taken their small business with a big idea from Tasmania to the world. In just three short years, they’re reaching international markets and are set to continue growing . Their win at the 2018 Telstra Business Awards for Tasmanian Business of the Year is a testament to their hard work and savvy scaling. In episode two, Adam speaks to Annette and Dave about how to grow your start-up without scaling too fast.

Speakers

Annette Kaitinis
Co-Founder

Annette Kaitinis is the co-founder of Scoot Boots. Annette has a background as a practicing lawyer and barrister. Her strategic insight, honed from experience in the legal field, has brought business success with Scoot Boots. In 2018, Scoot Boots won the Telstra Business Award in the Emerging & Energised category and also won the Tasmanian Business of the Year. In October 2018, Scoot Boots won the Tasmanian E-commerce Export Award.

Dave MacDonald
Co-Founder

Dave MacDonald is the creator, innovator and co-founder, of Scoot Boots. Dave has decades of experience across the world in the equine industry as a jackaroo, farrier, horse trainer and ranch hand, and now is the knowledgeable, creative force behind Scoot Boots. In partnership with Annette, Dave has taken Scoot Boots from a small Tasmanian startup to the world. In 2018, Scoot Boots won the Telstra Business Award in the Emerging & Energised category and also won the Tasmanian Business of the Year.

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