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Alan Jones

Alan Jones - Entrepreneur in Resident + Angel Investor.

A founding investor in Australian tech startup venture funds Pollenizer, Startmate, and Blackbird Ventures, Alan was until recently working on raising a new venture fund, M8 Ventures, with Microsoft Reactor’s Emily Rich, focusing on pre-seed and seed-stage. Alan has been an active angel investor here and in the US, with investments including Ananas, Bugcrowd, Bugherd, Buzzy, Biteable, Canva, Cardly, Elevio, GeoSnapshot, GiggedIn, HappyCo, HowAboutEat, Macropod, Muru Music, OtherLevels, Propeller Aero, Squirrel Street, TopMe, Tyde, Tzukuri, Workyard, UpGuard, and Upperstory. Alan mentors startup founders in startup programs for BlueChilli, Catalysr, Collider, CyRise, muru-D, Remarkable, Startmate, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and UTS. He’s on the board of Catalysr, an entrepreneurship program focused on marginalised migrants and refugees. He’s also a regular technology expert panelist for News Tonight on ABC2 and has been a contributor to AFR, The Australian, InnovationAus, SmartCompany, and StartupDaily. Alan’s service agency for startups, The New Agency, was acquired by BlueChilli in 2012. Previously, he was cofounder of HomeScreen Entertainment and Product Director, South Asia for Yahoo!, Inc. Alan is currently the third highest-ranked Australian athlete in world hide and seek competition. Disagree with him on Twitter at @bigyahu

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Betty Andrews

Cntnt and Crtv - Founder | Creative & Content Strategist | Presenter/Host/MC

Whether you’re after a content strategist, speaker for your event or a copywriter – Betty Andrews is your woman. One bow and a few strings. – When it comes to content strategy and copywriting, Betty is a trained journalist, with 13 years’ experience in business and marketing. She loves a data-backed brand storytelling and strategy, fuelled by a whole lot of creativity. Wealth of experience working with top-tier organisations such as Weight Watchers, to Lidl, Logitech, LVMH and everything inbetween, helping them tell their story with impact. Betty is passionate about changing the world for women. She is the founder of social enterprise Hstl&Hrt, which is a platform to connect women with the coach they need to change their life or business. All profits from Hstl&Hrt are donated towards rescuing women from poverty and abuse.

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Dustin Walker

Dustin Walker - Copywriter

I do the tricky, in-depth customer research that most marketers avoid. The result?You get copywriting & content strategies that actually improve your revenue.

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Heather White

Sataya Strategy - Director

Sataya Strategy is a research and data analytics business delivering insight-led consulting and strategy. We provide insight via research and data analytics to help businesses better understand their customers, employees, or other stakeholders and we work with you to translate these into strategy and implementation plans.

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Sara Jinga

Jinga Design - Founder

We put design thinking into action—crafting business and brand signatures that are powerful and fun. We help you connect with your audience and engage your market by designing a better experience across all your platforms.  An experienced design project lead, Sara Jinga works at the intersection of customer experience and brand. Her background is in graphic design and art direction, with studies in visual communications and architecture. Over two decades Sara has applied this unique cross-disciplinary skillset at many scales, from visual identity for cultural institutions to growing local businesses from the ground up. Some of her clients include: Cultural institutions: Australian National Library, Australian War Memorial’s Sidney Nolan exhibition, National Archives of Australia. Profit-for-purpose businesses: OzHarvest Juice for Good initiative, Healthabitat (Housing for Health), Dresden Vision, WEFT (women’s refugee fashion collective). Built environment & member organisations: CRC Low Carbon Living, Green Building Council, Pharmacy Guild, and NRMA

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Simon Marmot

Marmot Inc. - Founder

Creating ‘emotional connections’ to help you outsmart not outspend your competition.  Founded in 2012, we are a digital marketing agency that collaborates with leading entrepreneurs and brands who are time-poor, and finding it hard to scale, to sustainably accelerate their lead flow and increase sales in less than 3-6 months.  Although we have been lucky enough to work with big brands, we primarily work with mid to large SME’s wanting to take their business to the next level whilst helping them navigate their marketing activities. At Marmot Inc. Marketing, our mission is for brands & businesses to create real, genuine ‘emotional connections’ with their customers. Through the strategic creation of marketing content and exceptional customer experiences, we create a sense of belonging for customers while delivering businesses real, measurable outcomes. We’re all about helping our clients navigate the ‘maze of offline and online marketing channels,’ and develop an agile strategy that is aligned to their business objectives and customer needs. Our strategic approach helps businesses cut through the noise, get noticed by the right customers, and grow in today’s busy ‘push button’ world. Business Transformationalist, Marmot Inc. creates bullet-proof digital marketing funnels. We’re passionate about helping brands generate a ‘raving fan culture’ and great word of mouth. Whether it be building a new brand from scratch, updating your website, or running an SEO/SEM campaign for you, creating a lead sales funnel with a dedicated landing page or an automated email campaign, there is no task too big or small. ►The difference with us is that we do it with the thinking and strategy inbuilt to everything that we do, which makes the design and campaigns work harder for you. This means you can cut your marketing and advertising costs to get better results! ★ Like to know the most efficient way to use your valuable time, and your marketing budget to maximise your success? ★ Want to expand your business using better marketing but not sure where to start? ★ Need the ability to tap reliable marketing expertise at an affordable cost, without hiring a team or your own in house marketing director?

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Dan Ratner - Director

Working closely with founders and innovation leaders, uberbrand’s proven processes help identify your competitive differentiation, develop your brand strategy, create compelling ideas and roll out communications that cut through and drive growth in your market.

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The Conversation Curator

Alexi Boyd - Founder

Alexi Boyd is The Conversation Curator; delivering engaging and conversational content with your expert guests. Services include panel moderation, production of interviews for your company’s communication strategy, event podcasting, and online meeting facilitation. Her interview style is curious and conversational. Through a process of solid preparation, interviewees feel prepared and secure in the knowledge that the conversation will be time managed, equitable, and when called for, robust. The content produced will be evergreen and valuable long after your event has passed. Now into its 7th year, her weekly radio show engages with over 150 thought leaders across all industries. Guests include advocates, commissioners, heads of industry, federal politicians, authors, and experts. Sought after by PR Agencies and Govt authorities for its content Media Partners include tertiary institutions, the Australian Tax Office, ASIC, COSBOA, and international Fintechs.

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SocialGen - Director and Founder

Jeff Yang is the founding director of the world’s leading B2B Social Sales & Marketing Enablement agencies and has served as the Head of Digital with Australia’s most awarded digital marketing agencies. Today, Jeff works with dozens of globally recognised brands such as American Express, IBM and Hewlett Packard and trains hundreds of B2B professionals on how to use social media to grow their personal brands and promote their businesses online and generate qualified business opportunities. Jeff is a pioneer in the B2B Social Selling & Enablement space across Asia Pacific and is a valued mentor on this topic. He contributes regularly to entrepreneurial organisations such as The Entourage, Business Blueprint, Australian Computer Society, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. Jeff is passionate about B2B Social and loves to share his experiences on how to use professional social networks to generate measurable and profitable outcomes for startups and established organisations alike.

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Joel Turner

J. Anthony Turner Graphic Arts - Art Director

Joel is an accomplished Entrepreneur and Graphic Designer. He has worked with startups in over 21 different accelerators to help get their products ready for consumers or their business looking A-grade and ready for investment.

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Etienne Reynaud

Reynaud Photography - Founder

A LinkedIn and personal branding professional with a focus on portrait photography and branding.

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Chris Saad

Context Corp - Product & Startup Builder

Chris is a product & startup builder, serial entrepreneur & angel investor. Former Head of Product @ Uber Developer Platform, co-founder of the DataPortability Project. Chris is an Aussie living in both San Francisco & Brisbane. He is passionate about supercharging companies around the world by helping them to avoid key mistakes and fast forward to the future. Across a broad range of subjects (product, product marketing, fundraising, recruiting, business strategy, self-serve and enterprise sales, org structure etc), Chris brings 20+ years experience and intuition to bear to reduce time to success from 6 months to 6 weeks, from 6 weeks to 6 days, and from 6 days to 6 hours.

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Mike Feghali

Expiriti - UX Designer, Researcher & Trainer

Mike is an independent UX specialist who’s worked with startups, government and corporates for some of Australia’s best-known digital experiences. Mike’s specialties include user-centred design, usability testing, product strategy and rapid prototyping. He is also a lecturer in the post-graduate UX programme at Torrens University and have trained startups, digital agencies and individuals the important research and design skills needed for optimising UX.

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Peter Griffith

3Things Consulting - Managing Director

Peter is the Founder of 3Things Consulting, a firm specialising in unlocking the winning potential of organisations and individuals, particularly in customer experience, sales and service, and leader-led culture change. His expertise includes working with leaders to develop sales and customer experience strategy, shape culture through exceptional leadership and systems, and develop the capability of teams to win through sales and service excellence.

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Belinda Rendle

Mint Marketing Solutions - Marketing Consultant

As a strategic and hands-on B2C and B2B Marketing Exec and Change Leader with 20+ years’ experience, Belinda delivers innovative solutions to Start-ups, Scale-ups, Govt Corps and Corporates. She is passionate about customer-centric, data-driven growth marketing, developing and executing strategies that align business outcomes to customer experiences. Belinda is a creative thinker passionate about CX, brand, loyalty, digital and e-com. Belinda partners with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, and drive growth, delivering projects across diverse industries including finance, motoring, telecommunication and retail. “I use my solid business acumen and expertise to assess market conditions utilising a whole of business approach (people, process & technology) to enable strategy adoption and business integration.” She has worked across the full marketing spectrum in high demand environments, including start-ups, scale-ups, mergers and acquisitions.

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Lucy Bloom

Lucy Flamingo Bloom - Consultant

Lucy Bloom is a consulting CEO. She is predominantly a fundraising consultant but also has particular expertise and an impressive track record in social media, communicating difficult concepts for mass appeal, branding, systems workflow and key measures for success. Lucy fixes companies and is skilled in business administration, human resources, cost and time efficiencies and digital streamlining. She has a special interest in working with grassroots organisations and is an ideas machine. As an experienced governance and fundraising consultant, she has led the establishment and transformation of major organisations, their boards, policy and procedure, company structure and constitutional change. This has given them a solid, streamlined and compliant foundation for significant, transparent growth at world-class standards.

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James Solomons

businessDEPOT Sydney - Director

James is an innovative business leader with experience drawn from a range of industries. A varied & extensive portfolio of roles has given him a unique perspective on the direction of business in the modern day. His areas of expertise focuses on the tech revolution taking place in business and assisting businesses to scale both nationally and multinationally. James brings many learnings to his clients from his positions as Global CFO of Xref Limited (2016 – ) and as Head of Accounting at Xero Australia (2014-2018). In both roles, he has obtained valuable knowledge in the tech and start up space along with hands on experience raising capital from private investors and the share market. Dealing with tax regulators in seven jurisdictions across APAC, EMEA & North America he has the knowledge to assist business to navigate global tax & corporate governance requirements

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Nick Byrne - Director

We help you navigate technological change and its implications for people, business, society and the world around us. We do this by combining deep expertise in emerging technology, and a passion for enhancing human dignity and the world around us, with proven strategy, design and innovation methods. We support organisations looking to explore or adopt emerging technology, in order to play their part in creating a better a world. TypeHuman offers three core services: 1. Strategy workshops supporting business model and technology strategy development; 2. Design research to surface customer insights, and shape product development; 3. Technical development & engineering services to develop application and/or perform systems integration

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Mojo Media

Justin Kelly - CEO

Mojo Media is an integrated marketing communications agency. We’re a talented mix of media experts, social strategists and digital gurus. From public relations and social media to emerging digital marketing technologies and experiential activations, we help brands attract customers, build influence and effect change. We punch above our weight and foster a culture that is collaborative, hands-on and flexible, without the traditional hierarchies that hinder other agencies. We like to hustle and get things done.

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The Funpreneur

Brett Baker - CEO

The Funpreneur is a unique business coaching service that helps entrepreneurs and business owners implement systems and automation that create the freedom for them to do the work they love.

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Axea Pty Ltd

Maria Karavias - Managing Director

Axea helps companies by designing and delivering compelling customer strategy, customer value propositions, customer products & experiences. Axea is able to work with you, your teams and key stakeholders to provide dedicated focus and overcome organisational challenges to help speed-up your scale-up. Therefore, when it’s time to evolve and expediate a change for your customer and business, Axea is able to help attract, engage and retain customers with the following services: – Discovery & Defining the Customer Opportunity (for new or existing brands, businesses, portfolios, products or processes) – CVP Integrated Blueprint – Customer & Business Strategy – Delivery Roadmap – Program Enablement – Change Management

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North Head Consulting

Caroline Dempsey

North Head Consulting provides strategic marketing and communications services to start-ups, scale-ups and enterprises with a focus on marketing for growth. From developing rich insights, using data to inform decision making through to creating compelling and engaging storytelling North Head works to help you develop and implement strategies to acquire, retain and build customers. Founder Caroline Dempsey has extensive marketing experience across small businesses to Multinational Corporations in sectors including financial services, telecommunications, utilities, travel and a range of fast moving consumer goods. She has worked in both Australia, Asia and for US domiciled multinationals leading their marketing operations within the Asia-Pacific region. Caroline is also a mentor, speaker, advisory board member and non-executive director. She holds a USA patent for promotional processing and is an avid, continual learner.

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Dale Willis - Founder

PodStream specialises in professional media production in the Podcast, Livestream and Social Video spaces. Our main focus is delivering problem-solving yet creatively-driven production services to our customers who don’t want to handle all the technicalities themselves or would like to raise their production bar. Our team are experienced, all come from media production backgrounds and are passionate about providing first class services to make our customers come back for more!

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Markus Dilectite

Mark H Verwey - Co-founder

Markus Dilectite (MD) launched as a Digital Design Agency in 1991, pioneering the use of software to design and develop traditional media and advertising materials. From there, we expanded into designing and developing websites, business systems and email marketing. We also consulted on how to leverage the Internet as a marketing and business tool. Over the years our design and digital expertise has helped many global and local technology brands to meet or exceed their business goals. Our mission is to continue as a leader in digital technology, providing digital solutions across most media that fit seamlessly within a wider business environment of Brand, Theme, UX, and Marketing Objectives.

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Faster Horses

Peter Fairbrother - Co-founder

Veronica Mayne - Co-Founder

Faster Horses informs decisions for businesses, reducing risk. Whether it’s optimising products or advertising messages, helping you identify gaps in the market, or understand your customers better, we tailor solutions to answer your critical business questions.

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Co-pilot Marketing

James Rendell - Director

Our services have been specifically designed to give growth-oriented businesses the confidence to invest in marketing, through providing their marketing staff with the tools, insight and direction to develop a winning marketing plan. We will help you give your marketer the development and direction they need, and the challenge they are hungry for.

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Gaurav Sood - Founder

“Bringing to light ideas that improve human experience” HumanXpr provides strategy consulting in the domains of digital strategy, product management and investment planning. I work with C-suite teams in following areas: * Design Thinking & Lean * Digital Strategy & Transformation * Marketing Strategy * Sales & GTM Strategy * Product & Portfolio Management * Organisational Design * VC Fund-Raising & Investment Planning Through this experience, I’ve been exposed to the following industries: Aviation, Digital Marketing, Healthcare, InsurTech My approach involves: Evaluate: conducting right-fit due diligence on current vs future state to evaluate problem domain and key focus areas Envision: development of advice to drive impactful organisational, product and sales initiatives Elevate: on-going board-level support to drive alignment and scale of impact against targets

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