#012: How to create & inspire a business community - Nathan Sampimon

By Jordan Michaelides
May 03, 2017

Nathan Samp

Image: Nathan Sampimon, Twitter

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Nathan Sampimon ( @nathan_scott) , is one of the most selfless people I’ve met so far in the Victorian Startup community. Founding Inspire9 and building a community around it has indirectly pushed the Melbourne startup world forward. It’s forced many wannabe entrepreneurs or geeks into hobbies or businesses they would never have thought of doing, if they were just sitting at home. His work as one of the founders of AngelCube only supported the community further and we’re sure that we’ll see great things as Dream Factory & Tribes start to flourish.

This podcast is a brilliant lesson in all aspects of business, community, life balance & startups. Some topics we covered:

  • ‘Founder Burnout’ - realisations coming from taking a break
  • Taking advantage of the work/life balance
  • Teaching resilience & gratitude: sales and hospitality
  • The enjoyment of cycling
  • The inception of Inspire9 & growing the community
  • City planning to foster better community growth
  • Tribes, the app
  • What he looks for in an investment

Enjoy the episode,

Jordan & Lauren

Show Notes

  • Background of Inspire9 and current projects {06:00}
  • Working in San Francisco via AngelCube {09:35}
  • On ‘Founder Burnout’ - realisations coming from taking a break {11:10}
  • Taking advantage of the work/life balance {17:15}
  • Teaching resilience & gratitude: sales and hospitality {18:45}
  • On the enjoyment of cycling {22:10}
  • The inception of Inspire9 {27:25}
  • Growing the Inspire9 community {41:50}
  • On Tribes, the app {56:55}
  • City planning to foster better community growth {59:20}
  • What he looks for in an investment {01:07:55}
  • The cross-pollination of his interests and how it applies in his businesses {01:10:20}
  • If he could go back and do it all again, what would he change? {01:13:30}
  • Lessons learnt indirectly or directly from his parents {01:15:25}
  • Something he believes in, or obvious to him, that may not be to others {01:16:20}
  • First thing he thinks of with the word ‘success’ {01:16:50}
  • Recommended books {01:17:30}
  • If he had a billboard anywhere, where would it be and what would it say? {01:22:50}
  • What he’s currently listening to or watching {01:24:09}

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