Pamper Hamper Gifts Director and founder Bianca Kristallis was invited this month to attend the exclusive and prestigious Maclaey College Entrepreneurs Forum at the Museum of Contemporary Art..
Bianca joined some of Australia’s best-known entrepreneurs to talk business with Macleay College business students last week. It was all about inspiration and bright ideas with the respective strengths, successes and invaluable life and business knowledge coming from an amazing panel of speakers.
Bianca, an award winning businesswoman took to the stage with an interesting, diverse and impressive bunch of panelists:
Michael McGoogan, Founder of Uber Global
UberGlobal has grown from humble beginnings in the Canberra bedroom of founder Michael McGoogan. In 2002 he founded McGooHQ, the company that subsequently became UberGlobal. Michael was 14 years old at the time and operated as a sole trader reselling US-based hosting while still attending high school. UberGlobal is now Australia’s third-largest cloud services provider by market share, delivering services to over 110,000 customers.
Matt Noffs, Cofounder of Street University
Matt Noffs is following in his grandfather’s footsteps – helping unemployed youth with innovative and different ideas in social enterprise. Matt is the founder of Ted Noffs Foundation’s Street University, a tertiary-style educational movement in southwest Sydney that offers programs designed by everyday people who are willing to engage with marginalised young people in the area.
Jane Huxley, Pandora Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
Jane brings to Pandora more than 25 years of strategic business, marketing, sales and change management experience in the Asia Pacific. For over 15 years she held various technical, sales and marketing positions with Microsoft, and has also previously worked at Vodafone. She holds a degree in Change Management from AGSM, along with marketing and business qualifications. Jane’s personal Pandora stations are heavily influenced by two defining characteristics: her completely unfulfilled life as an actress resulting in a whole lot of show tunes/angst ridden female vocals, and her husband and two young daughters, culminating in a weird mash up of Disney and Eddie Vedder.
John Winning, Founder and CEO of Appliances Online
At just 29 years of age John Winning is CEO of Winning Group, a family-owned, Australian retail entity driven by a singleminded focus on the satisfaction of its clients and customers. The retail group incorporates five distinct business entities: century-old traditional bricks and mortar retailer Winning Appliances, online retailers Appliances Online and Big Brown Box, national installation company Handy Crew and national online food community Best Home Chef.
Jeremy Liddle, CEO of ENYA
Jeremy believes entrepreneurial thinking can change the world. He is an entrepreneurial maniac whose life’s work is devoted to creating a world of job creators, people who are in control of their own financial destiny. Jeremy is Chief Entrepreneur Officer of The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA), a not for profit organisation established in 2003 with the vision that Australia will lead the world on innovation, and every person in the country will understand that starting their own business is an immediate, viable career choice.
It was an honour to be on stage talking turkey with some amazingly inspirational businesspeople!
The event was attended by a large number of students, staff and a considerable media contingent including Channel Ten!
Can you spot Bianca in this story? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6WqB7ch9sg&sns=em