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Dave Nelson & Kyle Stagoll – Founders @Sash
Dave brings a wide range of business experience to Sash having founded the beverage brand Vodka + in 2015 and having launched YOR Health in Australia in 2012, building it to over $1million per month in sales.
Kyle is a well-respected figure in the finance space. He has recently worked internationally with groups such as Elysium Capital Partners and Think Markets Group and is a trainer on trading/finance in the cryptocurrency space. Kyle has over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality space working in promotions and marketing.
Sash is a globally inspired Japanese fusion restaurant concept featuring hero products not found anywhere in the world such as its Japanese Style pizzas, nuggets, sliders, tacos and cocktails. Sash is a casual dining venue with a cocktail bar and has been built to scale. The vision is to open up Sash venues all over Australia and the globe.
Bol Wurok & Rech Kuot – Co-Founders @AfroMbira
Bol and Rech are at the forefront of simplifying access to African music online by collecting and organising these music digitally to feed the demand for African music. Bol & Rech drop out of university to create AfroMbira and they straight away started a construction formwork company to fund AfroMbira project.
AfroMbira is solving the difficulty of accessing African music online by collecting Africa’s most trending music and local music from the pre-internet era and storing it online to give African music fans an easy way of accessing and consuming African music.
Bruce McFarlane & Bevan McLeod – Directors @Bluerock
Bruce is the Managing Director and leader of the firm’s M&A team and Franchising, Retail & Distribution team. He has over 15 years experience advising franchisors and other businesses on commercial issues.
Bevan is a Director at Bluerock working with small to mid sized enterprises to manage the financial hygiene and growth of their business. He is adept at partnering with clients to resolve any challenges presented to business owners on a day to day basis.
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.
Matthew Natonewski – @Nevermind Adventure
Using minimalist marketing and social media and relying predominantly on word of mouth, Matt has developed through Nevermind a unique model and taken the business from a small trestle table at the Fremantle Market to a multi million dollar retail and international travel company. Prior to Nevermind, Matt was a technical advisor for environmental impacts to some of the worlds largest organisations such as BHP Billiton, Chevron, Woodside, Leighton Contractors and the West Australian and Victorian government.
Nevermind is a retail outlet and adventure travel specialist using amazing experiences to sell amazing products and services: handcrafted products from all over the world, cool custom build and classic motorcycles, old school adventures and apparel. In its 6 year the business is experiencing exponential growth with partnerships with Royal Enfield, Air Asia and Avalon Airport and a number of new services and products due for release in 2019.
Leah Kearns – Founder @WE-BEing
Leah Kearns is a corporate escapee, who completed 14 years as a global strategic business consultant before opening her practice as a business and well-being consultant and metaphysical mentor. Leah loves to support female and right-brain entrepreneurs to establish their business’ holistically and sustainably, to create strong foundations, multi-passionate income streams and cultivate the self-growth needed for success.
WE-Being is a movement and ecosystem creating conscious, connected community to support well-being and wellness. WE facilitate support, advice and education through community experiences.
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.