Startup&Angels Melbourne #5, Thursday 14 March 2019 - Startup&Angels
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Thursday 14 March 2019

Come and meet startup founders, investors and advisors talking about their inspiring journeys!
Learn more about startups & founders from Australia & Emerging Markets!
An exclusive and relaxed networking event gathering startups and angels
Learn from amazing and inspiring stories from those local and global entrepreneurs. Get visibility and connect with founders, business angels & investors
Blue Rock, Level 16/414 La Trobe St, Melbourne, from 6pm to 9pm.
Wine, beer, cheese and food included!

Discover our speakers !

Ajit Ravidran

Founder & CEO @Lenexa Medical

Ajit is a management consultant with more than 15 years of experience across health and financial services. He has worked in large commercial organisations such as ANZ and Medibank in various capacities across strategy, innovation, product development, marketing, operations and commercial teams and has extensive knowledge of the Australian health landscape and contacts in the industry.  In 2018, Ajit completed his MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Pressure injuries are one of the top five most costly commonly occurring preventable conditions, costing the Australian healthcare system over $2B per annum. Current detection methods require direct visual and tactile observations, which are not always accurate or possible when nurses and caregivers have limited time and resources.
The Lenexa Medical Smart Sheet is a personalised solution for pressure injury prevention and detection by providing a more personalised, convenient, and cost-effective solution. The sheet detects, logs and records changes in pressure injury risk over time, which provides valuable information for clinicians and carers throughout the patient journey.

Bevan McLeod & Tom Moore

Director & R&D consultant @BlueRock

Bevan is a Director at Bluerock working with small to mid sized enterprises to manage the financial hygiene and growth of their business. Utilising his family business experience and that gained in accounting, consulting and technology roles in public practice he is adept at partnering with clients to resolve any challenges presented to business owners on a day to day basis.

Tom is an R&D Consultant at Bluerock and advises businesses from all sectors on the various grants and incentives available to help them to set-up, grow and prosper. Initially working in the UK before shifting to Aus, he has worked with garage start-ups, FTSE100 listed companies and almost everything in between. Tom has seen first-hand that the correct approach to grants and incentives will positively impact the bottom line and cash flow.

BlueRock is a specialist entrepreneurial advisory firm. They look after business owners providing solutions in all areas related to accounting, law and wealth management. They work alongside their clients, often speaking to them daily to ensure that excellence in service means that they become valued business advisors.

Tom Dufraisse

Co-Founder @BananaLab

Tom is one of the Founders and Directors of BananaLab, he is also a Board member of Avatar Courtiers SARL, French subsidiary of an international Insurance Broking firm.
Further to a Master in Corporate Law, Tom spent over 10 years working for large multinational Insurance companies and Insurance Broking firms. His background combines an extensive legal and sales experience which translates very well with Banana Lab’s daily operations.

BananaLab is an exciting start-up created in 2015 to give people the gift of unique adventures and experiences through carefully curated gift boxes. Each box is filled with a myriad of experiences for a loved one to choose from. These experiences are best appreciated by adults and families who would love to try something new such as tailored classes, excursions off the beaten track, entertainment and unique activities.

Adam Mussa

Founder @Benchvote

Adam is a skilled Digital Marketing and Product Management professional who has delivered innovative and proven digital solutions for brands including the NRL, NBL, TAB,  McDonalds and more. Adam has a multi-disciplinary background in Digital Marketing, having worked in Social Media, Customer Acquisition, Product Management, and Project Delivery at Startup, Agency and Enterprise level. Adam is also a part time instructor, teaching Digital Marketing and Product Management at General Assembly.

Benchvote is a digital marketing campaign creation tool, designed to help sports, entertainment and media brands to convert casual fans more revenue through increased engagement. Benchvote currently works with brands including the National Basketball  League, Collingwood FC, Western. Bulldogs and more.

Dushyant Baravkar

Founder @Bhumi

Dushyant is an entrepreneur with a background in strategy, financial services and marketing.  He brings a breadth of experience from his prior corporate roles at ANZ Bank (Melbourne), Deloitte (New York) and Ernst & Young (New York).  
Dushyant is passionate about creating and supporting socially conscious businesses that provide economic and environmental benefits. He holds a Masters in Information Systems Management from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from MIT, Pune (India).

Ethically Made Sustainable Bedding, Bath and Basics. Bhumi was founded to offer sustainable Bedding, Bath and Basics that are made with the greater good in mind. Our supply chain is endorsed by Fairtrade, all the cotton used is certified organic and our processes are sustainable from “seed to shelf”.
Since 2015, by choosing organic cotton over regular cotton, Bhumi has saved 60 million litres of water, avoided 294,507 km of driving emissions and powered 102 million light bulbs through energy savings, along with ZERO toxic chemicals & NO child labour.”

Thanks to our venue partner!

Blue Rock is a specialist entrepreneurial advisory firm. They look after business owners providing solutions in all areas related to accounting, law and wealth management.
They work alongside our clients, often speaking to them daily to ensure that excellence in service means that they become valued business advisors.

Thanks to our community partners!

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