Melbourne Marketplace Meet Up



Hosted by: MYOB
Ambassador: Paul Kukiel 
MYOB | 167 - 169 Cremorne St | Cremorne | Melbourne, Australia 3121 | Australia
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (AEST)


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A Chat with Ben Nowlan from On The Dot



Gen caught up with Ben, who is the current CRO of On the dot. A retail delivery and technology company by CitySprint. 

Prior to this Ben has held senior roles in multi-national companies such as Groupon and Corporate Executive Board as well as founding a series of technology businesses. Most recently Ben was the founder and CEO of Sherpa, a pioneer in last mile technology and delivery services. Ben also advises and  acts on board of a number of technology companies.
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Sydney Marketplace Meet Up



Hosted by AWS & MYOB
Ambassador: Jenna Leo
Amazon HQ | L37, 2 Park | Sydney, NSW 2000 | Australia
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (AEST)
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A Chat with Adam Broadway from Near Me



Gen caught up with Adam Broadway , the CEO of Near Me.   

Near Me help entrepreneurs and brands all over the world turn their idea into a reality by powering their Peer-to-Peer and Business-to-Business marketplace.  Think of them as a Whitelabel Ebay / Whitelabel AirBnB / Whitelabel Upwork / Whitelabel LinkedIn  

Near Me are used by marketplaces around the work like: Spacer.com.au , DesksNear.Me , Share Shed Inc , etc.   
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London Marketplace Meet Up



Hosted by: Ben Nowlan, CRO of On The Dot UK
Supported By: MYOB
Shoreditch Meeting Rooms | 5-25 Scrutton Street, | EC2A 4HJ Shoreditch | United Kingdom
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (British Summer Time United Kingdom Time)

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San Francisco Marketplace Meet Up



Hosted by Sales Force
Ambassador: Adam Broadway, Near Me
The Rincon Center | 101 Spear Street | Level 2, Sales Force | San Fransisco California
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
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A Chat with Mike Rosenbaum from Spacer



Gen caught up with CEO and founder of Spacer, Mike Rosenbaum. 

Mike is a self-professed tech nerd, serial entrepreneur and Founder of Spacer. With over 14 years of hands-on experience building tech startups including DealsDirect and Auction brokers, through to ASX listing and M&A activity. Mike brings immense passion, drive and a laser focus on the end-to-end customer experience.
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A Chat with Marshall Hughes from Passel



I caught up with Marshall Hughes, the CEO and founder of Passel.

Passel began with a throwaway line:  “One day you’ll be shopping in the hardware store and your phone will ping with a message that Mrs Jones, who lives around the corner from you, has just bought a shovel online. If you deliver it on the way home, we’ll give you a $10 gift voucher”.  

Of course, that hasn’t happened, so he figured he’d go and do it himself.  
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A Chat with Adam Edgell-Bush from Homyze



I caught up with Adam from Homyze, based out of London. Adam was previously COO and Principal of a leading London residential property developer. It was whilst working with this developer that Adam observed the lack of any relationship between prices and the quality of work. Determined to change this, he founded Homyze with Andrew.
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London Marketplace Meet Up



Hosted by: Ben Nowlan, CRO from On The Dot UK
Supported By: MYOB
Mcqueen Shoreditch | 55-61 Tabernacle St | N1 6BY Shoreditch | United Kingdom
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (British Summer Time United Kingdom Time)

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A Chat with Will Davies from CarNextDoor



Gen caught up with Will Davies, the Cofounder of Car Next Door. Will is focused on building businesses that reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by humans and help preserve the environment.  

Before co-founding Car Next Door, Will founded several successful ventures in the mortgage & real estate industries. Namely: Scope Lending, a mortgage broking business that he sold in 2008 & Keypoint Holdings, which buys houses in the US.  Will served on the Board of Directors for Halotechnics (http://www.halotechnics.com) a company that developed breakthrough materials to enable solar thermal plants to generate electricity 24 hours a day. Will also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Fishburners, a not-for-profit co-working hub that caters for tech start ups.
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Brisbane Marketplace Meet



Hosted by MYOB
Ambassador: Deb Morrison, Pet Cloud
Fishburners Brisbane | L2, 155 Queens st | Brisbane City, QLD 4000 | Australia
Monday, 28 May 2018 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (AEST)
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Melbourne Marketplace Meet Up



Hosted by Inspire9 and Sidekicker
Ambassador: Paul Kukiel
MYOB | 167 - 169 Cremorne St | Cremorne | Melbourne, Australia 3121 | Australia
Tuesday, 3 July 2018 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (AEST)
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A Chat with Jake Dimarco from Spare Workspace



Gen caught up with Jake Dimarco, the CEO and founder of Spare Workspace. In 2015, Jake launched Spare Workspace:  an online marketplace for short-term workspace where businesses can share their workspace with others. 

We caught up to discuss all things two sided marketplaces, scaling, teams and raising capital. 

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Two Sided Marketplaces & The Key Metrics You Should Be Measuring



Two sided marketplaces are where you have two distinct user groups: you have supply on one side and demand on the other and generally in a hyperlocal area. Examples around the world include: Deliveroo, Uber, OpenTable, Turo, Quiqup etc. Where they all have thousands and even millions of people on one side looking for something in their local area. Like on Glamazon (www.glamazonapp.com) where a user is looking for a professional to come and do a manicure on demand in their home and a manicurist is looking for work in their local area. 
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A Chat with Ilter Dumduz from Blys



Ilter is a recognized leader in Australia’s tech ecosystem with a strong track record in product management & growth, and has been featured in Business Insider, TechCrunch and Startup Daily.  

Prior to Blys, Ilter held senior product roles at some of Australia’s most successful technology ventures such as Domain.com.au and Freelancer.com, and is currently a mentor at Founder Institute and co-organiser of one of Australia’s largest product meetups Product Hunt Sydney.
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A Chat with Billy Crock from Hometime



Gen caught up with Billy Crock, founder of Hometime.

Hometime features step-by-step information to home improvement, remodelling, and repair. Projects include decks, kitchen and bathroom remodelling, landscaping, gardening, plumbing, electrical, flooring, home workshop, and more.
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A Chat with Alexis Soulopoulos from Madpaws



Gen caught up with Alexis Soulopoulos, CEO and co-founder of Mad Paws.

Mad Paws is a Sydney-based startup that was created to fill in the ever growing need in the pet boarding market for affordable, and local pet accommodation whilst still maintaining the care, love, and attention pets received at high-end, expensive, pet boarding services.
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A Chat with Noga Edelstein and Elke Keeley from UrbanYou



Gen caught up with Noga Edelstein and Elke Keeley, founders of UrbanYou.

No more missed appointments, or calling your cleaner or gardener wondering if they’ll even show up. All professionals using the UrbanYou platform have been through a rigorous screening process so you can trust them to do a great job every time.
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A Chat with Stacey Jacobs from TidyMe



Gen caught up with Stacey Jacobs, founder of TidyMe.

After getting a taste of the startup landscape back in 2009 when Stacey was interviewing for (then) fledgling startups like Waze and Shapeways for Contagious Magazine in London, she decided startups were where she wanted to be. Fast paced environment + technology… Stacey was sold. 

After initially bootstrapping Tidy Me, Stacey raised $750K through Airtree VC in March 2015 allowing her to build out the team working across Product, Marketing and Operations. They used the investment to accelerate the growth of the two sided marketplace, creating the best quality network of cleaners, powered by technology built to maximise efficiency and improve utilisation. 
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A Chat with Harry Uffindell from Airbnb



Gen caught up with Harry Uffindell, Head of Business Operations at Airbnb.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Watch the video here or look below to read the transcript:
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A Chat with Reza Keshavarzi from WipeHero



Gen caught up with Reza Keshavarzi, Founder of WipeHero.

Founded and based in Sydney, WipeHero brings the carwash to you, wherever you are, using their very own developed waterless technology - From custom to fleet vehicles, homeowner to business, it's the new and convenient way to get your car washed.

Watch the video here or look below to read the transcript:
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A Chat with Taryn Williams from TheRight.Fit



Gen caught up with Taryn Williams, Founder of TheRight.Fit.

theright.fit is a global marketplace to connect talent with brands & clients, locally and around the world. It's a simple and beautiful way to find the right talent for your next project. It's a community of models, actors, photographers, makeup artists, stylists, and more, all in one place for you to book in a simple and seamless way.
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A Chat with Lauren Silvers & Lisa Maree from Glamazon



Gen caught up with Lauren Silvers and Lisa Maree, Co-Founders of Glamazon. 

Glamazon is Australia's number one beauty booking app allowing customers to instantly search, book and pay for beauty services. Conveniently book a mobile beauty professional straight to your door via iPhone or Android. Book services such as hair colour, haircuts, blowdries, makeup, massage, facials, manicures. Perfect for weddings, fashion shoots, head shots, event and functions. 
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A Chat with Jenna Leo from Home Care Heroes



Gen caught up with Jenna, one of the founders of Home Care Heroes. 

Home Care Heroes is a social startup harnessing the power of community to combat social isolation. They are disrupting the aged and disability care industry by trying to build long lasting connections and relationships rather than just provide services.  They have the best people in the community helping out where they are most needed!
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