Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset?
09 April 2019
Level 12, 8–20 Napier Street
Tenison Woods House, ACU North Sydney.
Successful innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders imagine solutions that their customers don’t even know they want. This entrepreneurial mindset requires creativity, brand savviness and an eye to the future.
Join us for our roundtable event, Entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, and branding.
This discussion will feature keynote experts including Kevin Bloch, CTO of Cisco Australia and New Zealand and Professor Per Davidsson, Talbot Family Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship. They’ll explore the themes of the entrepreneurial mindset, creativity and innovation, reputation and branding.
There will also be an interactive program designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and stimulate forward thinking ideas, including a session on emerging opportunities and sessions with business owners who will share their practical experiences.
Join a superb series of presenters and panel of business people, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators for an inspirational day of sharing ideas and knowledge.
Kevin is privileged to lead the strategy and technology direction in Australia and New Zealand for a world–class business. With a team, Kevin shapes Cisco's strategy to enable its customers to create value based on the technology platforms they build and the transformations they undertake.
Frollo is an innovative start-up success story. They provide people with the right tools and advice to achieve their financial goals. Frollo is a personal finance app that can identify spending patterns that not only show people their past behaviours but could also predict future ones.
From a technical background in telecommunications with British Telecom, Robert moved into sales and business development in advertising before going on to work in a range of industries across the globe. Since migrating to Australia in 2004, he has founded luxury boat company Parker Boatshare, property agency Phillip Banks, book publisher Lime Books and digital currency start-up Coinport. He is a licensed real estate agent, an auctioneer, published author and passionate about exporting Australian produce.
Jochen is Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Director of Entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School. His research, teaching and consulting focuses on issues of strategy, collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation with a special interest in design thinking, emerging technologies and open innovation.
Andreas is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Sydney University Business School. He also holds a research position at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, where he was Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Enterprises. His research interest focusses on evidence-based entrepreneurship and psychological predictors of entrepreneurial behaviour.
Murray has developed software used by over 100 million users, implemented the largest survey of Australia's start-up ecosystem, grown Australia's largest network of start-up hubs, designed and implemented Australia's first data-focused accelerator program for Australia's oldest company, Westpac.
Andrea is the Founder and Managing Director of Leor In Home Early Learning, a service that delivers high quality early childhood education in the family home. Andrea is also a Director of Relationships Australia (NSW), a large not for profit organisation delivering counselling, family support, family dispute resolution, and children’s support services across New South Wales.
Alex’s purpose is to help businesses effectively compete and scale up using the best digital marketing options available. He does this by getting them new cost-effective leads, and helping them convert those leads.
Per is known for his extensive research on start-up and growth of firms and the societal wellbeing and job creation effects of those activities. With over 27,000 citations (Google Scholar, October 2018) he is one of the best cited scholars in entrepreneurship globally. He has led several major research programs including the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE), the largest study of business start-ups ever undertaken.
|9.30am||Registration, tea and coffee|
|9.45am||Acknowledgement of Country – Professor Terri Joiner, Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business, ACU
University prayer – Professor Susan Dann, National Head of Peter Faber Business School, ACU
|9.55am||Official opening – Professor Pauline Nugent, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, ACU|
|10.00am||Strategic imagination: entrepreneurial mindset
Professor Andreas Rauch, University of Sydney
Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.
|10.30am||Interactive participants session
Dr Ginny Monteiro, PhD in Public Health, mindset and behaviour specialist, epidemiologist, and founder of Altitude Minds
This interactive session will explore your perspectives on entrepreneurial mindset and how our thinking influences business outcomes, client relationships, branding, and marketing.
This activity will embed why we need to explore our mindset, gain insights, and define steps to reshape the way we think to allow the business to succeed.
|11.00am||Official opening – Professor Pauline Nugent, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, ACU|
|11.05am||Morning tea break|
|11.15am||Industry keynote speaker
Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia and New Zealand
Fourth industrial revolution: megatrends in technology.
Professor Per Davidsson, Talbot Family Chair of Entrepreneurship, QUT
Enabling entrepreneurship and growth.
|12.40pm||Lunch (fully provided)|
How to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset?
Dr Syed Fazel-e-Hassan, Senior Lecturer Peter Faber Business School, ACU
|2.00pm||Entrepreneurial mindset: embracing future opportunities
Panel: Robert Salisbury, Chief Communications Officer, Premium Food Australia
Prashant Ponkshe, Marketing Lead, Frollo
Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship, UTS
“I'm passionate about Australian start-ups and see the biggest risk and opportunity for Australia to be the number of people launching scalable companies.”
Andrea Christie-David, Founder and MD, Leor In Home Early Learning
Alex Dance, Founder, Growth Hero Digital Marketing
Panel chair: Dr Syed Fazel-e-Hassan, Senior Lecturer PFBS, ACU
|3.20pm||Entrepreneurial mindset: harnessing collaborative and innovative networks
Panel: Jonathan (Jono) Herrman, Chair, North Sydney Innovation Network
Jono co-founded the first coworking space on Sydney's north shore (Startnest) and is currently Chair of startup Squirrel Street.
He has been an active investor in the venture capital / angel ecosystem for more than 10 years and is now Chair of the North Sydney Innovation Network.
Dr Adriane MacDonald, University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada (multi-stakeholder community partnerships)
Jonathan Jones, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Education and Training Director
Anthony Bayss, Project Officer Collaborate Plus, ACU
Panel chair: Dr Hormoz Ahmadi, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ACU
Professor Susan Dann, National Head of Peter Faber Business School, ACU
Closing remarks and thank you – Professor Terri Joiner, Executive Dean Faculty of Law and Business, ACU
|4.40pm||Drinks and networking|