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

Upcoming Meetups!

Upcoming Event

Geelong, VIC

5:30pm Thursday, November 23, 2017

Runway Geelong
3 Mackey St,
North Geelong
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speaker

Megan Van Oirschot


From corporate to confectionary—Megan Van Oirschot has cut her teeth in the business world to forge a highly successful career.

She is the Founder and CEO of Freckleberry—a Geelong based business that specialises in creating innovatively packaged chocolate products.

She appeared on Season 1 of Shark Tank where she was mentored by RedBalloon Founding Director and business guru Naomi Simson.

Freckleberry has been a long-time supplier to RedBalloon, securing endorsement by the highly sought-after gifting platform some years ago.

Megan understands the challenges of launching a startup, pushing a new product into a saturated market and the importance of innovative branding.

Upcoming Event

Dubbo, NSW

5:30pm Thursday, November 30, 2017

Explorer's Café,
Charles Sturt University,
8 Tony McGrane Place
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speaker

Tom Cavanagh


Tom Cavanagh is a serial entrepreneur who’s shaking up how one of the most critical industries in Australia does business.

In 2017, he launched Channel 40 — Australia's first freight-tech startup that's changing the way freight is move across the country. Labelled as the great 'Dubbo disruptor', the online platform connects drivers and freight owners in an Uber-like system.

Since its launch, Channel 40 has facilitated more than $2million in revenue for truck drivers, and has attracted more than 7,000 users, a number that's growing every day.

Tom is also the brains behind EMS Group which he founded in 2010 — it supplies labour, machinery and equipment to the mining, earthmoving and civil construction industries.

Upcoming Event

FoundX is launching in New Zealand!

Dunedin, NZ

5.30pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017

123 Vogel St, Dunedin — View on map

*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speaker

Dean Hall

Founder and CEO of Rocketwerkz

Dean Hall is a trailblazing local entrepreneur who has fast become one of New Zealand's most successful and exciting video game designers.

He is best known for creating DayZ — a zombie apocalypse mod of ARMA 2 that reached one million players in its first four months. Dean created the concept while he was serving in the New Zealand Army.

Dean founded his Dunedin based game studio Rocketwerkz in 2014, and has been pushing the boundaries of PC gaming ever since.

Past Event

Geelong, VIC

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Terry Paule

Founder & CEO — My Co Pty Ltd
Executive Director — AquaBotanical Beverages

Past Event

Geelong, VIC

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Con Raso

Managing Director & Co-Founder of Tuned Global

Tim Heasley

Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Artesian

Program Partners and Contributors

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Melbourne, VIC 3000.
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