2 to 6 December 2024 | Perth, WA

Lockie Cooke from iYarn

In this episode, iYarn founder Lockie Cooke speaks about how being culturally adopted into the Bardi culture shaped the naming process for iYarn.

Key Insights:

  • The cultural importance of iYarn, and the First Nations heritage interwoven in the name of the platform
  • The willingness of people to do work remotely has accelerated the ability to run a multinational business out of Perth
  • The hybrid between entrepreneurialism and tourism in the Kimberly region
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Coming from the Bardi word ‘Liyarn’, Lockie explains how deeply discussing “your body, your emotion, your mind and your spirit” is imperative to building connections with others and creating a safe space to discuss your emotions with others.

Lockie also discusses how Perth is a “safe and secure place” to run a business, and how being close to the beach and nature contribute to a better work-life balance. He also mentions how the community celebrates and embraces startup founders and has a strong sense of belongingness.

Founder Backstories is an all-new series of interviews with prolific Western Australian startup founders, designed to inspire fellow and future entrepreneurs to build a scaleable business in WA.

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