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Luke Anear And Scott Farquhar

I hosted an Innovation Bay Breakfast with Luke and Scott in Sydney in October 2015.

As I said in my opening, we really were in the presence of startup royalty. These guys are the Real Deal. And they treated us to an awesome event with some amazing insights.

Luke is the CEO and founder at Safety Culture. And just about everyone knows Scott Farquhar, the co-founder and co-CEO at Atlassian.

Innovation Bay wrote a blog post on it, which you can see here:…uhar-atlassian

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Kim Graham-Nye, gDiapers

Kim is a remarkable entrepreneur that I had the privilege to interview at an Innovation Bay event.

If you are here to listen to a gun tech entrepreneur talking about how they scaled their business and destroyed their competition, this is not the interview for you.

If you want to hear a real story about what it’s like to conceive, create, build, lose, and ultimately resurrect a business, you’ll love this. Every entrepreneur, or wannabe-entrepreneur should listen to this.

Her story is real, raw and ultimately highly inspirational.

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Rod Drury, Xero

 Rod Drury is the founder and CEO of Xero, a New Zealand accounting software business.

Rod joined me for a chat at the launch of Innovation Bay’s Melbourne chapter. He’s an amazing guy with an incredible story. A remote location and a perceived scarcity of growth capital have certainly not been a handicap for Xero as it has grown into the $3bn software powerhouse it is today.

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A Deep Dive Into The Australian Startup Ecosystem – a panel from The Big Pitch 2015

 I moderated a panel on the Australian Startup Ecosystem as part of the Big Pitch event in Melbourne. Fascinating discussion.
On the panel with me:
– Doron Ben-Meir from University of Melbourne
– Bronwen Clune from Culture Amp
– Scott Handsaker from Startup Victoria
– Peter Bradd from StartupAUS
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