Are you an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur? Do you want to start your own flourishing business, or pioneer innovative product development and marketing within a pre-existing one?
At SPARK Deakin's first event of 2018, we'll hear from a diverse and incredibly experienced panel about how we can effectively adapt and innovate business today, regardless of whether we're an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur.
This event will be facilitated by Deakin alumni Dean Delia, a social entrepreneur, strategist and storyteller with a passion for connecting our global community through education and inspiring others into action. A talented trainer, program developer and strategist, Dean has led national and international organisations such as ME to WE, Free the Children Australia and High Resolves and is currently GM of Programs and Events at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). He has founded several start ups and built relationships and partnerships across the corporate, private, and philanthropic sectors.
Allow us to proudly introduce our speakers:
Simon Hann, CEO of DeakinCo.
Simon Hann is the CEO of DeakinCo. and has extensive experience in the online education sector. Building on the success of his own start up in the Ed-Tech space, he is focused on the innovation and commercialisation of new approaches to learning, credentialing and associated technology and is passionate about helping organisations effectively navigate the challenges of the future of work.
Madeleine Grummet, Telstra Innovation Ecosystem Lead & CEO GirledWorld
Madeleine is a serial entrepreneur, gender advocate, keynote speaker and innovation and design thinking specialist with Telstra Labs. Co-Founder & CEO of Edtech startup GirledWorld, Founder Do Re Me Creative, Founder of Wise Women Project and with 15+ years in media and SME omnichannel strategic communications, Madeleine holds a BA (Hons), Master of Social Investment & Philanthropy, IDEO Design Thinking Certification, and recently completed a Master of Entrepreneurship. She's passionate about startups, closing the gender gap, shaking status quo and the commercialisation of innovation, providing business mentorship to female founders at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), 3 Day Startup, YGAP, Everwise(Atlassian & Zendesk) and more.
Mathew Galt, Co-Founder and CEO, Fulfilio (Australia Post)
Mathew is Co-Founder and CEO of Fulfilio the logistics tech startup seeking to shape the future of ecommerce, and part of the Australia Post Accelerator. Mathew started his career as an electrical engineer, working in Germany and Asia Pacific in renewable energy, infrastructure and mining, and has previously held roles as Head of Corporate Strategy at Australia Post and Management Consultant at Booz&Company. He is passionate about how technology and strategy can help great ideas create economic value and positive societal impact, mentoring and serving on advisory boards for a range of startups and social impact ventures.
Kim Teo, Co-founder and Head of Ventures, Pitchblak
Kim is the Co-founder and Head of Ventures (previously COO) at Pitchblak, a startup education and advisory business. Previously she co-founded Neighbour Flavour, an app that allows users to buy home cooked meals from those around us. She says it was a rollercoaster ride, from Channel 7 news to raising 500k and pulling out before taking the money. She's passionate about people finding their jam whether that's by becoming the linchpin in a company or by starting a new business.
Please join us Thursday March 22 to unlock your appetite for innovation, cultivate entrepreneurial skills and explore the role of the intrapreneur and entrepreneur in the innovation ecosystem.
We look forward to seeing you there!