EVENT: DEPOTnext 14th June

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

Wednesday 14

June 17

5:30 pm

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

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

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Join us on DEPOTnext 14th June 2017! Learn 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 14th June!

Check out the DEPOTnext Speakers...

Tamara Loehr


Tamara started a marketing agency, Mitara Empresa, almost two decades ago, where she worked with national and international listed companies, as well as SMEs to grow their businesses and, in some cases, ready them for mergers and acquisitions. The agency grew to be among the top 2% of Australian agencies.

Tamara took on her first sweat equity project in 2014 – healthy home-delivered meal company FivePointFour. The company experienced a 780% growth within the first 12 months of Tamara coming on board. Tamara has since begun her second sweat-equity project with vegan haircare range, Hot Tresses.

THE PRESENTATION: "How sweat equity helped reach 780% growth in the first 12 months"

At DEPOTnext, hear the story of how Tamara helped take a business from under half a million turnover to over $10M in 2 years and the importance of sweat equity to help make it happen.

Mark Sowerby

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

Mark Sowerby is the Founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX listed (ASX: BLA) alternative asset manager investing across private equity, venture capital, private real estate, water, infrastructure, hedge funds and agriculture. 10 years after starting Blue Sky Mark handed the business over to the team to spend more time with his wife Heidi and his two sons, Lachlan and Patrick, and to help with projects that have a positive social impact.

At the time of his “retirement” Blue Sky had a market capitalization of more than $500m, $2.4 billion under management, investment returns of 16.7% pa compounding, and was amongst Australia’s top 300 listed companies.

In 2015, Mark received the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, was recognized as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Queensland (listed), and completed a successful crossing of the English Channel.

Mark serves on the Board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Racing Queensland, and was recently appointed by the Premier as Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.

Mark is originally from Warren in western NSW, studying Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland before completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment through the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Business Administration (UQ). 

THE PRESENTATION: "What Entrepreneurship is really like"

Mark has a unique perspective on entrepreneurship through building his own business Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, a $500M ASX listed company, and investing into more than 40 Australian businesses through Blue Sky’s private equity and venture capital arms. Come along to DEPOTnext and discover what Entrepreneurship is really like from Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

Susannah George

The Urban List

Susannah George is a digital marketer, entrepreneur and CEO of The Urban List – Australia and New Zealand’s #1 local lifestyle guide.

Launched in 2011, the site now attracts more than 2.5 million visitors each month; connecting readers across seven cities with top tier restaurants and retailers, and attracting a client portfolio of the world’s most sought after brands.

Susannah was named Woman of The Year in the Women In Media Awards (2015) and won the Digital category for two consecutive years (2015, 2016). In 2013, she was a finalist in the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards – for Digital Strategy and Young Business Person of the Year. Alongside her love for food, design, travel and family, Susannah is an active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, an independent board member of Racing Queensland and ambassador for The Hunger Project’s Unleashed Women initiative.

THE PRESENTATION: "From Loyalty to Liquidity: The Urban List Journey"

From humble beginnings – a single desk in inner city Brisbane – The Urban List has emerged as one of Australia and New Zealand’s fastest-growing, most influential lifestyle destinations.

The first venture of founder and CEO, Susannah George, the journey has been fast and furious; pitted with classic rookie errors, watershed wins and an increasing appreciation for the power of an all-star team.

While the brand is hailed as something of a “social and cultural North star”, converting this loyalty to liquidity has been an ongoing challenge – a delicate and daily balancing act of commerce and creativity: one that only an entrepreneur will ever truly understand!

Share in the story as Susannah reflects on the greatest lessons learnt, comes clean about the decisions that drove the company off course, and hypothesises about the next big thing in digital.

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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