EVENT: DEPOTnext 19 October Brisbane Powerhouse

[ Take your business to the next level! ]
by Tyson Cobb Published

Wednesday 19

October 16

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

Register by

Mon 17 Oct

Registrations closed

3 Business Experts. 3 Different Topics. 15 Minutes Each.

This is a unique opportunity to take your business to the next level. Learn from 3 different business experts and connect with like minded entrepreneurial spirits in one empowering business event.


DEPOTnext will aim to empower the bright business ideas of entrepreneurial spirits by giving them access [without the cost] to the insights and valuable content delivered by experts, so they can take their business to the next level. Our speakers deliver a case study, their motivational/inspirational story, or insights and tips to our audience in a 15-minute [max] presentation, followed by a panel discussion with all 3 speakers at the end of the event.

Learn from some of the best business minds in the business. Check out the speakers for DEPOTnext 19 October at the Brisbane Powerhouse:

Dr. Glen Richards

Dr. Glen Richards


"Scaling up [4 Pearls from the Greencross story]"

Glen Richards is the founding Managing Director of Greencross and was a co-founder and Director of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd (Petbarn) before it merged with Greencross.

At 27, Dr Glen bought a small vet practice in Townsville and within ten short years, had developed 5 vet clinics and a large format pet store in Townsville as well as two veterinary hospitals in China. From there, he went on to build a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire, which now operates more than 150 veterinary hospitals in Australia and New Zealand and more than 220 large format pet stores.

Glen is currently a non-executive director of Greencross Ltd (ASX: GXL); a non-executive director of 1300Smiles (ASX: ONT); a non-executive director of Regeneus Ltd (ASX: RGS); a non-executive director of US based SmartVet Pty Ltd; an advisory board member of Montserrat Day Hospitals; an executive director of myFootDr and a director of Rhino Hide Pty Ltd.

A devoted family man, Glen is married with his three daughters aged 16, 15 and eight, and still lives in Queensland. His love for animals continues with two dogs, two cats, and four horses to keep the family company.

Glen's latest venture is on TV with Network Ten's Shark Tank which went to air Sunday 8 May, 2016. Glen is the new shark on the show joining fellow sharks to mentor and develop the latest inventions and businesses by sharing their own expertise and investing their own money.

There is so much attention these days on 'start-ups', but what about the 'scale-ups'. The Greencross story is a great Australian business story. Dr Glen Richards [the newest member of the Shark Tank team] will share the importance of Planning, People, Passion and Patience to the not only the success of Greencross but for every business looking to scale-up to the next level. 

Thomas Thurston

Thomas Thurston

WR Hambrecht Ventures 

"Predicting Start-Up Success"

Thomas is a data scientist who uses algorithms to predict if innovations will succeed or fail. He is the  Managing Director of WRHambrecht Ventures, one of the top performing venture capital funds in Silicon Valley that was also the world’s first “quant” venture capital fund. He also founded Growth Science, a data science firm that uses these algorithms to guide billions of dollars for Fortune 500 firms such as Intel and 3M. Thomas holds a BA, MBA, JD and was an honorary Fellow at the Harvard Business School by invitation of Professor Clayton Christensen.

Innovation success is more predictable than we have imagined. Thomas shares how Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, WRHambrecht, and several Fortune 500 companies, are using algorithms to pick their deals improve their odds of success by 2-3 times. What if we could improve the odds, using technology, math and statistics?

Ben Southall

Ben Southall

Winner, “Best Job in the World”

“Business Happiness”

Ben Southall, Winner of “Best Job in the World”, is passionate about sharing this adventure with others focusing on how to set and achieve goals, take on physical and mental challenges, take a risk and achieve success. In 2008 he climbed five of Africa’s highest mountains and ran five marathons during his circumnavigation of the continent with his Afritrex expedition. During 2011 he kayaked 1600kms along the Great Barrier Reef retracing Captain Cook’s ‘Voyage of Discovery’ with the Best Expedition in the World.

Having presented around the world at conferences, conventions, university events, charity balls, trade shows and government functions, appeared on television and radio internationally including the BBC, ABC and CNN and Oprah Winfrey, Ben’s professionalism, humour and life stories make a compelling event and unique experience.

Ben’s experiences and journey through life haven’t followed the usual course and it’s this that makes his story so interesting, inspiring and motivating for a wide variety of audiences.

So what makes people happy? How can you be happy and ultimately turn your business into a happy one? Having spoken to many different people around the world about what it is that puts a smile on their face in the mornings, what gets them out of bed, whether it’s a roof above their head, whether its family, a good income or a fantastic job, Ben will share his insight into the importance of happiness and how it relates to your business. Because when your business is a happy one, things just hum.

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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