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Why Growing a Woman-Led Business is Different

Telstra Labs and Springboard Enterprises are hosting their final event of the year: “Why growing a Woman-Led Business is Different” at Telstra’s CTO on Tuesday 11th December (6.00pm-7.30pm) at 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne. You will find the Eventbrite listing here. There is a lot of discussion around the lack of women in leadership positions in Australia's largest and fastest growing companies. Yet a number of reports reveal companies with more female leaders are associated with stronger performance. Join us for a panel discussion with successful women leaders, program alumnae, and investors to learn their views on the opportunities and challenges of running a high growth business as a woman. Panelists: Anabela Correia - CEO, Livac (Springboard Enterprises alumna 2018 Life Sciences Program) Ayala Domani - Director of Innovation, Telstra Alison Hardacre - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Healthkit (Springboard Enterprises alumna 2015 Tech Program) Kathy Harrison - (Springboard Enterprises alumna 2018 Life Sciences Program) Kerri Lee Sinclair - Chair, SBE Australia Agenda: 17:30 Registration & networking drinks 18:00 Welcome & Introduction to SBE Australia 18:10 Panel Discussion 18:40 Audience Q&A 18:55 Call for Springboard Enterprises Tech & Life Sciences Applications 19:00 Networking cocktail function 19:30 Finish

Meet the maker movement: how the maker movement is changing the way we work and live.

For as long as human beings have been, we have made. Made tools. Made objects. Made things that keep us alive. Things that are beautiful to us. Things that get us around. Things that help us to express ourselves. So what exactly is the ‘maker movement’? Where did it originate from? What are ‘makers’? The popularity of the maker movement has given rise to makerspaces, a physical location where people gather and share their collective learnings, gain access to tools, resources and knowledge so they can make and create. Somewhere between an innovation hub, a prototyping lab, a site of micro-urban manufacturing and a traditional workshop, all makerspaces share the characteristic of open collaboration, for people from all backgrounds and disciplines. Join us and a stellar panel of makerspace professionals for a night dedicated to discussing all things 'maker, maker movement and makerspaces'. The evening will also be a great opportunity to network with fellow makers in our beautiful rooftop space while enjoying delicious food and drink. You’ll even get a special pre-launch 'in-construction' tour of the FAB9 makerspace. (Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes as it will be a construction site).

Startup Grind APAC Conference

Startup Grind the world's largest independent startup community with 1.5m entrepreneurs, in 450 cities in 120 countries globally powered by Google for Entrepreneurs - will host the region's first entrepreneurs conference of the region at the MCEC in Melbourne, Dec 6-7th! Early Bird Tickets brought to you by MYOB on sale for a limited time only! It is AUD$301.70 for Two Massive Days at Melbourne's State-of-the-Art, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre The speakers include - Guy Kawasaki (Apple/ Canva), Jessica Alter (Social Capital), Paul Bassat (SEEK/ SquarePeg Capital), William Bao Bean (SOSV/Chinaccelerator), Genevieve Leveille (TechUK), Dr. Jemma Green (Power Ledger) and 40+ others to be announced!

Tequila & Tech: A Fireside Chat with Bismarck Lepe

Startup Victoria hosts Bismarck Lepe, Founder and CEO of Wizeline

Wizeline and Startup Victoria are bringing the best of Silicon Valley and Mexico to Australia with Tequila & Tech: A Fireside Chat with Bismarck Lepe. The son of two immigrants from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico, Bismarck left a successful career path as an early employee at Google to start his own online video platform company, Ooyala, which he sold for $400M to Telstra in 2014. In 2014 he founded Wizeline, a global product development company that helps startups and Fortune 500 companies solve their biggest challenges with design and technology. Wizeline works with technology leaders to build innovative end-to-end products, and Bismarck has led the company to more than $62M in funding, with offices in four countries and more than 10 million users. Passionate about driving economic growth in global communities through investment in education and technology infrastructure, Bismarck is credited for contributing to the transformation of Guadalajara into Mexico’s largest technology hub. He has also created more than 1,500 jobs and attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments for companies with operations in Mexico and Silicon Valley, through Wizeline and his various education and investment initiatives. The fireside chat will be moderated by Anna Reeves of That Startup Show with food by The Taco Truck - providing a taste of Mexico for the evening.
Bismarck Lepe - Founder and CEO of Wizeline Bismarck Lepe, founder and CEO of Wizeline, is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. He is passionate about driving economic growth in the global communities where Wizeline has operations through investment in education and development of technology infrastructure. Bismarck is the founder and chairman of StartupGDL, a non-profit with the goal of increasing the number of technology companies in Guadalajara, Mexico. The non-profit focuses on computer science education programs for high school students and economic development initiatives to drive the creation of Mexican subsidiary of Silicon Valley startups in the region. StartupGDL has a soft landing program that helps companies find office space, get incorporated and attract/hire talent. Anna Reeves - CEO of That Startup Show Anna is a former in-house counsel and business affairs/brand manager who has worked for Australia’s leading media production houses including CordellJigsawZapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade. As the senior advisor at Film Victoria, she advised on large-scale productions such as Irresistible, Ghost Rider, Macbeth, and Noise. She has advised for and founded several not for profit & social enterprise initiatives, such as Stand in My Shoes, focused on empathy education and Strategic Partners, an international co-production program. In 2011, she was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign with Hugh Jackman. Returning to Australia she created That Start Up Show, a Melbourne based web-series focused on start up culture in Australia, and founded the Start Up Legal Clinic which operates out of Australia’s premier co-working space Hub Melbourne.
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