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Michael Biercuk — How quantum computing could change the future

32 minutes

Ceinwen McNeil — Best business advice from leading growth strategist
Tomer Garzberg — The FUTURE of efficient work with data & AI expert

What is quantum computing?

This is such a fascinating interview and unlike any other episode we've done on The Make It Happen Show so far. Michael Biercuk is the Founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, Australia's first venture-backed quantum computing startup and he covers everything that you need to know about the future of tech, specifically quantum computing.

Don't let the science-talk put you off - in this interview, Michael tells us exactly how he made it happen in a soon to be revolutionary sector, gives advice for how he brings high profile investors on board, and also takes us through how, as a professor of quantum physics, he's juggled the worlds of academia and business. Check it out and enjoy this little something different!

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"You can be a specialist in some areas and use that as a competitive advantage. It's not all about patents which I think bogs down the conversation."

— Michael Biercuk

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:21 -What quantum computing is
  • 4:46 - Some of the early areas quantum computing is being applied in
  • 7:19 - Translating this concept into a business application
  • 9:44 - If universities should commercialise more IP
  • 12:18 - If universities should bring business mindsets to how they run universities
  • 17:33 - How to get your business investors to become passionate about your business
  • 20:14 - Where Q-CTRL is today as a business
  • 22:16 - How Michael’s role and focus has changed since the business has grown
  • 24:22 - Where the quantum computing industry will unfold in the next few years and what the potential business applications are with it
  • 26:45 - Other exciting areas of application of quantum computing
  • 27:41 - Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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