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Coffs Harbour, NSW
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 — 5:30pm
Pacific Bay Resort
Corner Bay Drive and Pacific Hwy
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Luke Floyd is the founder of i-milk, an innovative milk dispensing system, which is designed to reduce plastic use and waste, doing away with thousands of plastic milk bottles used in cafes and restaurants.
Luke’s foray into the coffee industry began when he and wife purchased a small cafe in Sawtell. The couple then moved into roasting, after purchasing a small roastery house in 2010.
A natural innovator, Luke began tinkering with weight-based technology for use in an on-tap milk delivery system, and i-milk was born in 2015.
Since then i-milk has boomed, even being trialled by Australia’s largest coffee chain; McCafe.
Luke will share how he has grown his i-milk idea from his own small café, to a successful innovation which has found its place in some of Australia’s largest fast food chains.
Dubbo Pitch Night
Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 — 5:30pm
Quality Inn Dubbo International
165 Whylandra Street,
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CEO & Founder, The Infrastructure Collaborative
Jillian will also be joining our panel of judges on the night, for our 2018 Dubbo Pitch Night, where local entrepreneurs will pitch their business for their chance to win an exclusive bundle of services!
Jillian’s company, The Infrastructure Collaborative, was established from a 50,000 acre property west of Walgett. The company has served the infrastructure needs of Local Governments across Regional NSW since 2009, creating thriving regional communities by shifting infrastructure projects from planning stage to be shovel ready.
Jillian approaches life with the logical thinking of a civil engineer, the roll-up-your-sleeves attitude of a farmer’s daughter from Coonamble, and an altruistic passion for driving change.
Passionate about the next generation, Jillian received the 2018 NSW/ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award, she is an Industry Advisor for the new engineering degree at CSU in Bathurst, and she has served as a Director of the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation.
Jillian is unique for having her boots-on-the-ground in both regional Australia and the USA. Now based in Dubbo, she is able to cross-pollinate learnings from her diverse set of international work assignments. Jillian is a thought leader, a collaborator, and most importantly she is here to give back to regional NSW.
Plus, many more meetups were held throughout 2017 and 2018!