Nicholas “Nick” Stone is a native of Melbourne Australia who moved to New York City in 2010. He is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Bluestone Lane, an Australian-influenced lifestyle and hospitality brand based in New York, NY. Nick envisioned Bluestone Lane whilst attending Business School in New York, with the idea of providing a premium coffee/cafe experience that is readily found in his former hometown of Melbourne Australia (but not readily available in New York). Since opening its first ......Read More
Adam founded Kegstar in December 2012 and has extensive experience in the beverage industry having also co-founded McLaren Vale Beer Company and being a Founding Director of Australia’s Independent Brewers Association. McLaren Vale Beer Company was one of the fastest growing beer companies in Australia during 2009 to 2011 under Adam’s leadership. It was during this period, when continually falling short on beer supply due to keg shortages, Adam identified the opportunity for the Kegstar.....Read More
Tim Fung is the co-Founder of Airtasker Pty Ltd and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Tim is responsible for the strategic marketing and business development of Airtasker. He is a Founder and Investor of several web businesses (including amaysim, Joe Button and Circuit Club). Tim serves as Director at Tank Stream Ventures. He has worked as a Consulting Talent Agent at Chic Management and spent five years in Investment Banking at Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Capital Advisors. Tim holds a B.Comm. (Marketing) from University of New South Wales.Read More
Dave is a senior international executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record in global brand, digital & product marketing, brand communications and management. A thought leader, passionate about all aspects of integrated marketing, digital and social innovation and the application of emerging technologies in nurturing and growing brands.Read More
Tom Griffith co-founded Emma & Tom’s in 2004 with his childhood friend Emma Welsh. Both share a passion for healthy choices, active life and everyday, balanced nutrition and saw a need for an Australian healthy, great tasting snack and juice alternative to sugary, preservative-riddled, over-processed options out there already. Based on the simple and powerful philosophy ‘Look After Yourself’, Emma & Tom’s has grown to become one of Australia’s greatest startup business…….Read More
Founder of Australian early-stage technology venture capital firm, Adventure Capital, whose amazing team has the privilege to work with Australia's talented entrepreneurs by providing equity, debt, and real-world experience to accelerate growth, and enable them realise their potential - globally. Architect of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and open innovation platform bringing together Fortune1000 / ASX200 corporations, leading academic and most importantly startups, upstarts …Read More
Dr Demartini is considered one of the world's leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organisation with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering multiple aspects of human development. His trademarked methodologies, the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination, are the culmination of 44 years of cross-disciplinary research and study. His work has been incorporated ……Read More
Samantha Brown is the CEO of JACK. Samantha spent years working on cruise ships around Europe and America managing the entertainment department onboard. 10 years ago she didn’t even know what personal development was, or why she needed it. Sam spent the last 10 years in the personal development industry managing speakers (including superstars like Arnold Schwarzneggar and John Demartini), creating programs and courses for experts in their field, and also as a student ……Read More
“A serial entrepreneur, technology veteran, cloud computing pioneer and passionate creative Leigh is a vocal leader of Australia’s startup community and a passionate teller of stories. With a keen eye for what's next, he's excited about the potential of video to transform the way we learn and connect with new ideas and communities. His company, BeachCity Media, tells stories for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, reimagining how we develop the capabilities of tomorrow's creators and entrepreneurs.”Read More
Alison Hardacre is a global health technology entrepreneur. In 2016, Alison was named one of the Top 50 Australian and New Zealand Women in Tech, and in 2015 received the Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Alison co-founded HealthKit, a global health platform for practitioners, patients and people everywhere used in over 50 countries around the world, that makes healthcare efficient, effective and accessible. Before HealthKit, Alison was an accomplished general manager in health and banking, and ...Read More
Richard Elstone is a Partner with boutique executive search firm Foley Durham. He has more than 20 years' experience acting as a trusted advisor to boards CEOs and their executive teams in their search for hiring the very best talent across ASX listed, Private Equity backed and Private companies across Australia. Through his experience, Richard has reviewed and assessed hundreds and thousands of resumes, conducted thousands of interviews and has successfully appointed countless executives….Read More
Brent Valle is a born speaker, entrepreneur, passionate surfer, snowboarder and all round adventurer known for pushing boundaries and building big business! He is a multi award award winning business person who has been recognised by CRN for growing Australia’s fastest growing tech company in 2013 (2nd 2014, 9th 2015, 10th 2016 and All Star Category in 2017), and the countries 5th fastest growing company across all industries in the BRW Fast 100 2015.Read More
Nathanial Bibby is the Managing Director of Bibby Consulting Group, who have helped over 10,000 business grow over the past 13 years including SME's all the way up to larger corporations such as Capital Group, Harvey Norman, Westpac, Western Union and AppleHe is best known for introducing LinkedIn lead generation to Australia and since doing so has generated over $400 million in additional sales revenue for his clients using his LinkedIn lead generation strategies. With over 25,000 followers…Read More
As a research strategist, Dr Richard Huysmans is an expert in helping researchers get the best out of their training, their research and their career. He has a 70% grant success rate and a 100% success rate for establishing research centres and institutes. His clients include the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Monash University. He is focused on research translation and together with Jane Anderson, is the only consultant training researchers How to make their LinkedIn profile (research) translation ready, for greater research impact and industry engagement. A program that has helped researchers raise over $250,000 in direct industry funding. Dr Huysmans undertook his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, before turning his hand to research strategy and program development.Read More
I am an aspiring entrepreneur, with an enduring passion to disrupt and innovate the health, fitness, and nutrition sectors. I am an expert in health, fitness, & nutrition, with an ambition of becoming the next successful Australian tech entrepreneur. Since 2014, I have built a reputation for my efforts and achievements in personal development and training. As a 2017 National Champion, I have structured a lifestyle to remain at 6% body fat year round, with future ambitions to compete on an international….Read More
Dr Amy Silver ClinPsyD MPhil MA BSc(Hons) DipCAT MAPS. Amy is a a psychologist, speaker, author and mentor on building cultures of courageous collaboration for remarkable growth. Her background includes working as a Clinical Psychologist and Academic Tutor for Oxford University (in the UK). She has spent three decades developing IP on how fear and habit restrict our growth and achievement. She now works mainly in Professional Services and Public Services, particularly with those who are….Read More
"Work hard, play hard...and with everything you do, do it with enthusiasm and substance or not at all" - Sam Mutimer. A broken leg in 2008 (after playing rugby for England) was the tipping point for Sam, where she became aware of the true power of social media and how it plays a role in branding and business as a whole. Not one to rest on her laurels and wait for an opportunity to come knocking, Sam decided to make the most out of the injury time-out, posting her injury on…Read More
Dermot Crowley is the Director and founder of Adapt Productivity, a Sydney based training company founded in 2002.
Dermot is one of Australia’s foremost thought-leaders on productivity. He is the author of Smart Work and the soon to be released Smart Teams, and the founder of Adapt Productivity. Building on many years of experience in the productivity training industry, he created Adapt in 2002 with a vision of helping management and staff in Australia’s leading organisations to manage their time, priorities and emails more effectively using tools like MS Outlook and mobile technology.
Dermot has a highly inspiring yet practical approach to productivity in the modern workplace. His passion is creating real behavioural change, and he has developed a system for working productively that is applicable to anyone working in today’s busy, email driven workplace.
While remaining heavily involved in the training activities of the business, much of Dermot’s time is spent working with senior leaders and leadership teams on their productivity, and their ability to lead productivity in their teams. His pragmatic approach and wealth of experience ensure that he brings relevant strategies to the table for the leadership level. His focus on productivity technology ensures that executives are getting the most from the tools at their fingertips.Read More