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Upcoming Meetups!

Upcoming Event

Dubbo, NSW

Tuesday, 28 August, 2018 — 5:30pm


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

Guest Speakers

Herb Smith

Founder & CEO of Dreamtime Tuka

Herb Smith is the founder and CEO of Dreamtime Tuka. Police officer turned food innovator, Herb founded Dreamtime Tuka after his 'retirement' in 2004. Dreamtime Tuka now supplies Indigenous flavoured food products nationally, including to large scale national customers such as Qantas.

Hear about what motivated Herb to step into the food production industry, and how he secured one of Australia's most iconic brands as his primary customer; meaning that his now famous lemon myrtle slice is literally 'flying off the shelves'!


Upcoming Event

Ballarat, VIC

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 — 6:00pm

Runway Ballarat
The Workshop, Flecknoe Building
124 Albert Street
Ballarat Central
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speakers

Ballarat Lunch Guest Speaker

Peter Cain

CEO and co-founder of Dad’s Oats

Peter is the CEO and co-founder of Dad's Oats, a premium oat brand. The business has a unique paddock to plate journey and focuses on selling to cafes, high end health and produce stores, as well as online.

The idea for Dad’s Oats evolved over a bottle of red wine between Peter and his sister Alicia, who brainstormed how they could tell the authentic story of a product sourced from their fifth-generation family farm.

Hear how Peter and Alicia have used the power of persistence and crowd-funding to take Dad’s Oats from idea, to reality in just a couple of years.

Oats aside, Peter himself is a serial entrepreneur. Growing up on the family farm, he always had a passion for agriculture, but his career started by working with Australia's largest group of privately owned comparison websites, managing large commercial real estate investments. Peter then branched out to start his own eCommerce business in telecommunications which he still runs.

Upcoming Event

Dunedin, New Zealand

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 — 5:30pm


Petridish
8 Stafford St,
Dunedin
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speakers

Ballarat Lunch Guest Speaker

Jonny Mirkin

Founder & CEO of Nomos One

Jonny is the founder and CEO of SAAS technology startup; Nomos One.

Since 2012, the company has grown to over 100 people, and now works with clients like Spark, AMP, Genesis Energy and Mitre 10, who rely on the software daily to manage large corporate lease and asset portfolios.

Jonny is passionate about technology and how it can be used to transform dated business practices and industries. Hear about his tech startup journey, and his vision for the local startup ecosystem.

Upcoming Event

GEELONG, VIC

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 — 6:00pm


Runway Geelong
33 Mackey Street, North Geelong
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speakers

Geelong Guest speaker

Shannan Gove

Co-founder & Head of Global Business Development
Geelong Guest speaker

Bennett Merriman

Co-founder & Managing Director

Cousins Shannan Gove and Bennett Merriman founded the Event Workforce Group while studying at Deakin University and have grown it from a two man band into a global business.

EWG combines people and technology to support the event management industry by providing staff and a fully integrated digital management platform. EWG works with some of the world’s biggest events including the Super Bowl 2017 and 2018, numerous World Cup's and large scale events across five continents.

Shannan and Bennett are just getting started, they’re about to launch with the World Expo 2020- the biggest client they’ve ever signed! Don’t miss the EWG startup story as they reveal their successes and challenges, plus how they secured a spot in a cohort that took them straight to the epicentre of global technology innovation, Silicon Valley.

Past Event

Norwest, NSW

Thursday, 16 August, 2018 — 6:00pm

Guest Speakers

Nikki Lee

Founder, Unbirthday Bakery
Past Event

Geelong, VIC

20 June, 2018

Guest Speakers

Geelong Angel Investors

Past Event

Dunedin, New Zealand

12 June, 2018

Guest Speakers

Michelle Mitchell

Customer Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Sarah Ramsay

Managing Director, Immersion Ventures
Chair of Startup Dunedin

Greg Fahey

CEO, Bison
Past Event

Dubbo, NSW

12 June, 2018

Guest Speakers

Bede & Jemima Aldridge

Founders of Saddler & Co
Past Event

Coffs Harbour, NSW

2 June, 2018

Guest Speaker

William Gooderson

Performance Consultant & Leadership Coach
Past Event

BAULKHAM HILLS, NSW

17 MAY, 2018


Guest Speaker

Denis McFadden

Founder & CEO of Just Cuts
Past Event

Geelong, VIC

18 April, 2018


Guest Speaker

Nick Rameka

Global Vice President of Marketing, LiveTiles
Past Event

Dubbo, NSW

20 March, 2018



Guest Speaker

Juliet Duffy

Founding Director — Regional EnviroScience
2018 NSW Regional Woman of the Year
Plus, many more meetups were held in early 2018 and throughout 2017!

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