EVENT: DEPOTnext 11 October

[ Stories of successes and stuff-ups of successful entrepreneurs ]
by Tyson Cobb Published

Wednesday 11

October 17

5:30 pm

For a 6:00 PM start concluding by 7:30

Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Qld 4005

Register by

Tue 10 Oct

Registrations closed


Join us for DEPOTnext 11th October 2017! You will hear from three guest speakers as they tell you their story of stuff-ups and success, complete with their insights on how you can achieve your desired growth in your business.

  • 3 successful entrepreneurs
  • 3 different business stories/case studies
  • 15 minutes per speaker
  • Ask your questions after each speaker!
  • Be inspired to take your business to the next level
  • Discover ways to start-up or scale-up your business
  • Actionable insights to apply to your business the very next day
  • Connect with other entrepreneurial spirits

Don't miss your chance to access insights from successful entrepreneurs who have reached a level of success most entrepreneurs aspire to reach. Register now for DEPOTnext 11th October!

Check out the DEPOTnext Speakers...


Trent Innes

Xero Australia

Trent is the Managing Director of Xero Australia, the leading cloud-based accounting platform for small business. Grounded by a strong people-focus, he develops the team to better help small businesses thrive in Australia.

Starting his career as a practicing accountant, Trent saw firsthand the opportunity technology presents to growing businesses. He has more than 20 years experience growing and managing major businesses across the accounting and IT industries, including Microsoft Business Group in Australia. He now centres his expertise on high-performing cultures that accelerate fast-growing cloud solutions.

Trent is passionate about fostering a thriving technology industry in Australia, and using collaboration to bring this to life.

THE PRESENTATION: I’m not an entrepreneur [ But I help entrepreneurs make stuff happen ]

You have reached that first pivotal point of success and it is now time to go to that next level. How do you grow with integrity and take your business to the next level, knowing you have the tools to stay on course? Trent Innes joined the Xero Australian team when it was 30-people strong and now leads more than 300 people. He shares his personal story and his best advice to achieve continued business growth.


Dr. James Fielding


Dr James Fielding is the CEO and Founder of Audeara, Founder of Robotics Engineering Research Laboratories and Director of Field Orthopaedics. He worked in New York hedge fund BayHarbour Capital and movie production house The Weinstein Company before returning home to complete Medical School at UQ and started founding companies.

THE PRESENTATION: Medicine to Music and Back Again: The Journey to personalisation

A look at the journey from medicine to consumer electronics, crowdfunding and taking the plunge.


Will Davies

Car Next Door

Will is the CEO and Co-Founder of Australia's first peer-to-peer car sharing platform, Car Next Door. Will, with his co-founder Dave, launched the Car Next Door pilot in Bondi in 2012 and have since grown their network to over 1,200 cars being shared by thousands of borrowers across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Along the way they've tested and transitioned through three different technology solutions, developed their own custom peer-to-peer car sharing platform, built their team to over 30 and raised over $5M.

Before launching Car Next Door, Will founded and managed a mortgage broking business, which he successfully exited in 2008.

THE PRESENTATION: How we got Car Next Door on the road [ Getting our first 500 users and first $650k in funding ]

Car Next Door lets people rent their car out to strangers (like an Airbnb for cars). Hear from founder Will how they got the technology and systems right, convinced people to use it and got backing from investors - and what he learned on the way.

Tyson Cobb
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Tyson Cobb is a B2B marketer, inbound marketing specialist and content marketing enthusiast. He has spent over 10 years in marketing and advertising, and has worked across many facets of strategic marketing and brand strategies. He has had the privilege of working with many Australian companies across a variety of industries including financial, entertainment, property development, hospitality and professional services. Tys now specialises in Inbound Marketing methodologies and marketing strategy in the B2B space.

As Director of businessDEPOT Marketing, Tys and his team help small to medium businesses by taking on the stresses of marketing and help move their business from where it is now, to where it needs to be.

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