Oct 12-27

Fireside Chats

Drop into the fireside chats program through the day to hear how these amazing purpose-driven founders got to where they are today!

Fireside Chats Program

Alison Harrington

10:15am - 10:35am

Alison is the CEO of Moove & Groove. They deliver person centred experiences and improve the wellbeing of seniors via easy to use technology.

Tim Duggan

10:50am - 11:10am

Tim is the author of Cult Status: How to Build a Business People Adore. He has co-founded several digital media ventures, most notably Junkee Media, the leading digital publisher for young Australians, which was acquired by ASX-listed oOh!media.

Angelique Wan

11:25am - 11:45am

Angelique is the Co-Founder and CEO of Consent Labs, a youth run organisation that facilitates a platform for young people to learn how to navigate consent respectfully. Their mission is to deliver engaging sessions, helping young people to understand their rights, and to be able to recognise when situations may become non-consensual.

Tom Dawkins

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Tom is the CEO of StartSomeGood, an organisation which was founded to give changemakers the tools, coaching and support they need to make a difference. They have helped thousands of projects successfully launch, raising funds and create an impact.

Alan Hunter

12:35pm - 12:55pm

Alan is the CEO of National Renewable Network, changing the way our country accesses Renewable Energy. They believe all Aussies should have access to cheaper, greener energy that lets you save money while saving the planet.


Mel Fyfe

1:30pm - 1:50pm

Mel is the CEO of Blakthumb, whose mission is to build resilient communities through the power of decentralised production. No matter what you're producing, Blakthumb brings together all of your processes to drive efficiency and visibility across your cultivation & post-production operations.


Kristi Mansfield

2:05pm - 2:25pm

Kristi is the CEO of Seer Data & Analytics. Seer is a civic tech company turning data into action for people creating a better world. Seer’s library of Open data, AI-generated data sets, data sharing capabilities and Smart Insights allows people of all skillsets to use data for problem solving to benefit society.

Katie Hides

2:40pm - 3:00pm

At the beginning of 2020 Covid 19 hit Sydney and film and TV production shut down overnight. It was the final straw in the fraught relationship Katie had with the film industry. Covid helped her realise it was time to move on. Find out how she transformed her life to become a full time artist.

Mathieu Bertrand

3:15pm - 3:35pm

Mathieu is the Co-founder of Like Family. He reckons he has the best job in the world: connecting locals who care, with locals in need and creating jobs for good.

Carrie Kwan

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Carrie is the Co-founder of mums&co, the movement for business-owning mums who want to launch, grow and scale their #mumbition.


Finn Rothacker

4:25pm - 4:45pm

Finn is the Co-founder of Youngster.co, providing job opportunities for youngsters while empowering elders to use technology better.