How can local startups taste global success?
Hear from heavy-hitters in the food, beverage and agri-tech industry about how they started, scaled and conquered on a global level. Learn to set up your startup with the view to scale it in the first two years, what processes need to be put in place to make this possible and where in the world is within reach for small-scale Australian startups. Have an existing brand? The panel will discuss how to take it global, plus share insights on hiring and preparing employees for company growth.
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This event is part of From the Ground Up: An Exploration of Food, Hospitality and Technology in Melbourne – a day of programming dedicated to understanding the role Melbourne plays in the wider conversation around food and innovation. Check out the full visual schedule, or download a text version.
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Emma Evans is the CEO of Capi Sparkling, Australian premium all-natural beverage company and Folk Capital a family office run investment fund. Emma has been at Capi since its launch in 2011 to now taking the business international, expanding categories and driving innovation.
Julia Waite is SproutX Community Operations Manager. She is keenly interested in how town planning, food systems and health interact. Originally from Perth, her work in agriculture has spanned from geospatial mapping in the USA to policy improvement with the Victorian Farmers Federation. At SproutX, Julia is focused on fostering a community that energises entrepreneurs to solve agriculture’s biggest problems.
Laura is the Chair of LaunchVic, a global entrepreneur, international company director and philanthropist. Laura works extensively locally and globally as a senior advisor on global governance, strategy transformation and risk optimisation.
Laura is Chairman of SVI Global Pty Ltd, OneGlobalVenture Pty Ltd, LaunchVic and Chairman of the Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Schools. Laura is on the Board of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Epworth HealthCare, the National Basketball League, Defence Science Institute, the Fulbright Commission, and is a Director of several private investment companies. Laura is a global thought leader on the development of the creative economy and its impact on the future of industry structures, social cohesion and economic innovation.
Liam Wilkie is a coffee industry professional, with a decade of experience in all aspects of coffee preparation and service. In his 10 years in the industry, Liam has worked at Melbourne institutions St ALi and Sensory Lab, along with several popular suburban cafes including Ora in Kew, Capeside coffee in Heidelberg and The Duchess of Spotswood. In his time in the industry, Liam has been able to develop a powerful understanding of customer service and user experience, and believes they are critical to operating a successful business. Liam is the VP of coffee insights for Aabak and is responsible for consulting with the engineering teams to provide benchmarks and criteria for coffee service. He is also Head of Operations for Once Alike, the entity responsible for operating the robotic coffee machine developed by Aabak.
Terry Paule is the current Co-Founder and Chairman of Findex, Founder and CEO of My Co (Makers of My Life Biocheese), Executive Director of Aqua Botanical Beverages, Executive Director and Chairman of Clever Health, SproutX Mentor and famously - Co-founder and former Managing Director of Lemnos Foods.Terry has amassed over 35 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur with a hands on approach to building startups and their brands both in Australia and internationally. He has an impressive track record of having founded and funded several successful business ventures. Terry believes in establishing strong operational frameworks and a positive cultural environment to support and manage the implementation process essential for success. He most recently established My Co to focus on new idea and start up opportunities in the Health and Well-being and Global Food and Beverage sector with a particular emphasis on renewable and sustainable ideas. Driving some of Australia’s most exciting and revolutionary start-ups, he mentors many aspiring entrepreneurs through strategic guidance, public speaking and dedicates time and resources to Philanthropy. He is an inspiring leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a contagious passion for life.