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Upcoming Meetups

UPCOMING MEETUP

DUBBO

Tuesday, April 30 2019

5:30pm — 8pm

Cascades Motor Inn
147 Cobra St,
Dubbo
NSW, 2830
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR DUBBO Q&A!

Findex is very pleased to announce our next FoundX event with Angus Maurice from Farmer Browns Pastured Eggs and Norm Smith from Love Merino. Together, Angus and Norm both have a shared vision of sustainable farming and have created the Springdale Partnership in addition to their respective businesses.

Angus Maurice


Founder - Farmer Brown’s Pastured Eggs

Farmer Brown’s Pastured Eggs resides on “Gillinghall” a 2500 ha mixed farm in Central West NSW. The Maurice family are seeing the benefit of layering an enterprise like “pastured eggs” on top of more traditional enterprises like cropping and merino sheep. Angus Maurice, with his wife Lucy, his parents, 2 brothers and sister all play a role in the business which strives to achieve the right balance of production, soil health and profitability. The “Pastured eggs” are a relatively new enterprise. The goal was to add another layer to improve profitability and accommodate multiple family members on the farm. Diversifying can certainly pose some challenges especially in the early stages as everything is new and a lot of the learning is done “on the job”. Experiencing disease and production issues at the same time as investing in growing the business certainly created some financial strain and extended the time to become profitable. Before the eggs 2 families were running the property where now there are 5 full time employees and 5 part time. Along with the increase in labour the farm has needed to invest in specialist equipment to house, feed and water the hens as well as handle, clean, grade and distribute the eggs. The flock is now 5000 hens laying between 3000 and 3600 eggs per day. Once cleaned and graded the eggs are distributed to over 50 direct customers across Central West NSW, Canberra, Blue Mountains and Sydney.

Norm Smith


Founder - Love Merino

Love Merino produces an exquisite range of merino scarves that are ethical, sustainable and can be traced right back to a specific flock from the farm in Wellington, NSW. Since 1898 and spanning five generations, Norm Smith’s family has lived and worked on the Glenwood farm, embracing its heritage while employing modern farming practices that adhere to a “holistic” system of sustainable land management and the humane treatment of animals.

UPCOMING MEETUP

Launceston

Thursday, 2 May 2019

6:00pm

Enterprize
22-24 Paterson St
Launceston TAS 7250
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Speaker Interview

Stan Kaine


CEO of Point Duty

Stan Kaine originally based in Tasmania, studied computer science as a mature age student and with a background in mechanical engineering, identified a gap in the market for tracking illegal activity via various digital platforms. Forming ‘Point Duty’ - an organisation providing a range of software specialising in tracking illegal activity, Point Duty now provides applications and services to law enforcement, and defence agencies worldwide.

Under Stan’s leadership, Point Duty has grown to create leading solutions for customers, working with large organisations such as IBM, building intelligence products and helping to provide a secure environment across Australia and internationally. Point Duty creates solutions across a range of areas including data capture, data enrichment and data analytics.

Hear from Stan Kaine about his extraordinary story detailing his career path change, how he identified a gap in the market, and how he continues to expand the business offering to various agencies in Australian and overseas markets.

UPCOMING MEETUP

DUNEDIN

Tuesday, May 21 2019

5:30pm

Otago Business School
60 Clyde St, North Dunedin
Dunedin
NZ 9016
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR DUNEDIN MEETUP!

Ryan Baker


CEO of Timely

Ryan is a fearless leader, IT veteran, platinum degree husband & father of four. Prior to Timely, Ryan built BookIt alongside Andrew, which was acquired in 2010.


PAST EVENT

RUNWAY BALLARAT

Wednesday, March 27 2019

6pm — 8pm

Guest Speaker

David Gill & Jessica Holmes


Founders - Daylesford Brewing Co & Wentworth House
PAST EVENT

Dunedin, NZ

Tuesday, March 5 2019 — 5.30pm

Event Recap:

Our sixth FoundX event in Dunedin was another fantastic night! Innov8HQ was buzzing with 180 people eager to hear what Simeon Burnett from Snowball Effect has to say about his successful journey as a startup. We also had two startups pitching; UBCO - Utility Electric Vehicles and CHAPTER2 Bikes. Both did an excellent job and set a really high bar for future FoundX pitches! A big thank you to our sponsors and partners of the event - 2degrees NZ and Start-Up Dunedin for making this vibrant and passionate event happen. We are looking forward to seeing you in May again, Dunedin!

Guest Speaker

Simeon Burnett

CEO & Co-Founder – Snowball Effect

Plus, many more meetups were held throughout 2017 and 2018!

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