Inspiring Innovation. Connecting Communities.
Mobilise regional entrepreneurship through Crowe Horwath's extensive community footprint
Upfront value to local startups through engaging meetups, inspiring speakers and valuable business networks
FoundX is designed to help grow and connect communities both physically, and through our online platforms
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018 - 5:30pm
3 Mackey St,
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Alan Tsen is a key influencer and innovator in the fintech space. He’s the General Manager of Stone & Chalk Melbourne. Stone & Chalk is the biggest fintech innovation hub in Australia, and recently extended its reach to Victoria in response to soaring demand among the startup community.
A serial entrepreneur himself, Alan is also the Founding CEO of Fintech Victoria, sits on the board of Fintech Australia, and co-founded a tutoring company, Spectrum Tuition, when he was just 18 years old.
Alan will share his journey from teenage entrepreneur, to being on the front-line of the fintech and blockchain boom.
Andrew Lai is the Accelerator Director for SproutX — Australia's first AgTech innovation hub. SproutX recently partnered with Stone & Chalk to create the world's first agri-fintech hub, a technology sector that brings together two of the world's largest industries.
Andrew is also the founder and manager of FinTech Melbourne, one of Australia’s largest fintech organisations.
Dunedin, New Zealand
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 5:30pm
Level 1, 123 Vogel St, Dunedin — View on map
Prue Halstead is the Investment Manager for Invest South, a Southland based private equity fund investing in businesses connected to the South of New Zealand. Invest South invests in dynamic companies seeking capital for growth and the fund has a current portfolio of nine companies located in the South Island.
Prue has a passion for helping to develop a transparent, cohesive and easily accessible innovation ecosystem and investment pathway for all businesses in the region.
Nigel is a veteran entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of Escea. Since founding Escea in 2002, Nigel has led his company from a fledgling Dunedin startup to become an industry leader in gas fireplaces winning multiple awards, including winning the Deloitte Fast 50 Award three years in a row. Escea continues to proudly manufacture its products locally in Dunedin.
Nigel has been on Dunedin's GigStart grants judging panel, has personally invested in several startups and is a valued mentor to local entrepreneurs.
Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 — 5:30pm
Charles Sturt University,
8 Tony McGrane Place
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Juliet Duffy is a local trailblazer who knows what it takes to start and scale a business in a niche market.
Juliet is the Founding Director of one of Dubbo’s most successful startups, Regional EnviroScience. The business was recently listed on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 companies for 2017.
Regional EnviroScience is as an occupational and environmental hygiene consultancy, specialising in asbestos, pollution incidents, meth lab clean-ups, contaminated sites and air and water monitoring. The business is based in four strategic locations across regional New South Wales and Queensland.
Juliet is also a strong advocate for women in STEM — science, technology, engineering and maths.