Top 5 ‘Must-Watch’ Documentaries For Budding Entrepreneurs

By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 30 September 2021

From recent news that Zoe Foster Blake sold half of Go-To Skincare for $89million and Sydney-based company, Canva has been valued at a whopping $55billion (AUD), there’s no doubt Aussies are feeling inspired to get their own start-up off the ground.

We’re surrounded by stories of entrepreneurs making their millions (or billions!) through successful start-ups. But what does it really take to run a business?

To provide some inspiration, lessons and guidance for anyone looking to get their own business off the ground, here are the top 5 shows for budding entrepreneurs to view on Foxtel. From the inspirational and informative to the cautionary “what not to do”, check out these on-demand FOX DOCOS, a dedicated destination for award-winning documentaries from around the world.

Wahl Street

The six-episode documentary series offers fans a glimpse into global star Mark Wahlberg’s life as he juggles the demands of a film schedule coupled with an ever-growing network of diverse businesses including his clothing line, gym studio, restaurant chain, and production company.

Becoming Warren Buffett

This fascinating documentary traces the remarkable life, career and credibility of billionaire investor Warren Buffet.  Starting out as an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska, he ends up becoming one of the richest and most respected men in the world.

Lady and the Dale

A documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centred around a mysterious entrepreneur.  The film traces the story of Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to prominence when she released a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis. As she wins over major carmakers and investors, a web of mystery unfolds regarding the car’s technology and Carmichael’s surprising past. A portrait of an extraordinary entrepreneur’s rise and eventual fall, the series explores a one-of-a-kind story of fraud, family, and identity.

Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

A documentary investigating the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. In 2004, Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare. In 2014, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes, who was touted as “the next Steve Jobs,” the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Just two years later, Theranos was cited as a “massive fraud” by the SEC, and its value was less than zero.

Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet

A deep dive into the crypto ecosystem and blockchain technology reveals the good, the bad and the ugly of the controversial industry, its major narratives, conflicts and the major players behind it

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