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Silvia Pfeiffer Discusses her First Startup - Day One Podcast

Tune in to Silvia Pfeiffer on the Welcome to Day One Podcast where she discusses her first startup company and the lessons it taught her!


“I think we’re in a growth mindset at the moment, we’re in this mindset of wow this is starting, this is bubbling, this is great. And let’s get on board and let’s make it happen.”

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer is CEO and Co-Founder of Coviu.
Originally from Germany, Silvia moved to Australia and worked for CSIRO exploring video technology applications before developing the idea that would become Coviu, which became an organisation independent of CSIRO in 2018  and grew rapidly during the pandemic.


Sit back and listen as our host Adam talks with Silvia about her company and its founding, the differences in the Australian startup ecosystem from her first introduction of it to now, and her failed first startup venture and what she learned from the experience. “Most VCs would be investing in mining or maybe some in digital technology, but very few… There was just no appreciation of the complexity and the effort required in building a digital company.”




Silvia Pfeiffer


Day One Podcast also sat down with Rachel Yang from Giant Leap and Phil Morle a partner from Main Sequence Ventures.

Listen to their podcasts here:


The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem podcast is an ambitious series that looks to comprehensively cover the story of startups and entrepreneurs Down Under. Over the course of 150 episodes in 2022, the podcast interviews some of the most important founders, investors, academics and policy makers who have helped shape the startup space since the 1970s. These individuals will tell their stories, talk about the development of the ecosystem and lend their thoughts to the future.

The podcast is backed by sponsors across Australia, including major support from MYOB, Amazon Web Services and from advertising partners, LegalVision and Startup Galaxy

The series is supported by partners, Startup Daily, Fishburners, Spark Festival, Spacecubed, Stone & Chalk & River City Labs.

Other sponsors include UTS Startups, The Guild of Entrepreneurs, Western Sydney University - Launch Pad, Canberra Innovation Network, Curtin University, CSIRO, University of South Australia, LaunchVic, The Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, ANSTO, University of Newcastle - Integrated Innovation Network, University of Adelaide - ThincLab, Flinders University - New Venture Institute, UNSW Founders, UQ Ventures and James Cook University.


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