Dr Claire Jenkins
Co-Founder & CEO @Vetchat
Claire is a lifelong animal lover, devout admirer of her gorgeous Kelpie ‘Red’, Veterinarian and a passionate problem solver. Having spent the past 13 years caring for animals as a neighbourhood vet in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK, Claire was frustrated by the current pet health system where the the cost, the inconvenience or lack of out of hours services provided by local brick and mortar clinics means pet-parents are often left without options to get answers in their time of need.
This was the inspiration to create Vetchat so that Vets, pets and parents can work together without boundaries.
Vetchat is an online platform that connects veterinarians with pet owners to help their pets. We deliver easy access to affordable, expert vet advice via 1:1 video consultations and on demand chat. By being readily available when you need us most, we’re making vet care easier to access and understand for pet-parents everywhere.
Co-Founder & Director @Famly
“Being a mother of 2 girls, I know the daily struggle of parents”
Haddy has worked with international startups such as 9 flats, Wimdu (both Airbnb Clones), Zendesk & Airtasker here in Australia. Her experience from working with Citydeal.de (Groupon) before the launch in Europe, expanding into the global market and merging with Groupon USA is one of great use in growing famly. “Working with the international teams, streamlining their Customer Experience and Reducing Refunds across Groupon countries has given me the right knowledge to make famly a success”
“What you need and want for your children and can solve a problem that every parent experiences”
Famly is the first app to discover and book activities with and for kids. Finding and booking activities should be made simple, easy and fun. No more waisting time researching the internet on multiple websites that leave you hanging. At famly we are doing the research for you. All you need to do is find the right activity, book it and have fun!
Owner & Director @CriticalQ
Trish Nicklin has been practicing Transformation, Innovation, Change, Communications, Leadership, Corporate Relationships and People Management in the Financial Services industry professionally for over 25 years and as a volunteer in Sporting organizations and Not For profit associations for over a decade. She is an accountant by trade who became an equity financial markets executive by stealth, a State Sporting Organisation Chair by passion and a People Person by priority.
CriticalQ is a corporate advisory aiding business leaders and employees to think differently, embrace critical thinking and theory and use it to study the art of being “uncomfortable” in order to make better decisions and plan for the future.
CriticalQ uses creativity, academic theory and life studies to fire up dormant brain cells and recharge your power sources. Transforming your thinking so you can transform your business, career or team.
Founder & CEO @Realy
Matt is an experienced digital specialist with a background in production management across various business and agencies, both in Australia and the UK. He has over 15 years experience in creating and managing digital platforms, for the likes of Audi, PayPal, Metcash and Sony.
Realy is on a mission to ensure everyone lives in their perfect home. Realy removes the friction and hurdles when buying or selling and allows users to find accurate advice on renovations and improvements.
It’s set to become the centre of a new real estate paradigm.
Founder & CEO @BenchOn
Tim sits at the forefront of digital innovation to solve the problem of employee under-utilisation to maximise business productivity. An Army veteran with 14 years’ experience at the executive level in both government and commercial sectors, Tim has brought his unique experience, focus and drive to the startup sector to stimulate business growth, generate greater job stability and provide the ecosystem necessary to meet the talent demands of the future.
BenchOn solves employee under-utilisation through its B2B platform that matches the short-term contract requirements of industry, to the available hidden talent inside Australia’s best companies. Businesses can now manage the peaks and troughs of the business cycle like never before with access to the high-quality professionals hidden inside the best companies to support during surges and contracts for their staff who are on the bench in the troughs.
This model increases business productivity, reduces costs and provides job stability for employees.
Co-Founder @Woow money
Hardworking entrepreneur, boldbaatar is a Marketing professional who grew-up customer loyalty program and mobile money service from scratch to the well-known brand in Mongolia with 1.1 million active customers.
Woow money is a fast money transfer service with Zero Fee. Its mission is to help you save time and money in international transfer.
BlueChilli builds startups, connects entrepreneurs with corporates and investors to solve the world’s greatest challenges with technology. We remove the biggest barriers that effect early-stage startups, like building a product, finding the first customers, partners, people and raising capital. Through BlueChilli’s accelerator programs, startups unlock the best possible opportunity for success!
Opposite the QVB and just a stone’s throw away from Town Hall, BlueChilli’s event space is the perfect venue for launch parties, corporate & investor events and startup meetups presentations.