PROGRAM ALUMNI

Homegrown Heroes Madeleine McKenzie

Homegrown Heroes – Madeleine McKenzie from Cabaret on Call

By Zoe Hyde | December 3, 2021
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Meet Madeleine McKenzie, founder of Cabaret on Call and 2021 Startup Gippsland program participant. Cabaret on Call provides virtual cabaret performances for the aged care and corporate sectors, delivered anywhere in the world from Madeleine’s Gippsland farmhouse.  “I’ve had a passion for singing for as…

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Homegrown Heroes Christine Lenghaus

Homegrown Heroes – Christine Lenghaus from Maths Heroes

By Zoe Hyde | October 29, 2021
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Meet Christine Lenghaus, founder of Maths Heroes and 2021 Startup Gippsland program participant and “Gotcha Back” award winner.  Maths Heroes is a platform that provides both teaching and learning resources for maths using a self-designed teaching system, and mathematical education support.  “Through working with the…

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Homegrown Heroes Carmel Riley

Homegrown Heroes – Carmel Riley from CRSE Group

By Zoe Hyde | September 30, 2021
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Meet Carmel Riley, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of CRSE Group, which is a social enterprise providing consultancy work for a number of sectors.   Carmel has over 15 years experience across government, not for profit, and commercial enterprise, and aspires to help her…

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Homegrown Heroes - Chris Plumridge from Jet Streamer

Homegrown Heroes – Chris Plumridge from Jet Streamer

By Zoe Hyde | August 30, 2021

Meet Chris Plumridge, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of Jet Streamer, which supports people and businesses through the power of podcasting.  After graduating with a degree in Media and Communications from Swinburne University, Chris enrolled in Swinburne’s postgraduate Commercial Radio course. What resulted…

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Homegrown Heroes Sarah Dowell

Homegrown Heroes – Sarah Dowell from Asanti

By Zoe Hyde | July 26, 2021

Meet Sarah Dowell, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of social enterprise, Asanti. Sarah is on a mission to encourage people to use their buying power as a force for good.  “Everyday we have the opportunity to choose ethical products from businesses giving back…

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Homegrown Heroes - Mariah MacInnes

Homegrown Heroes – Mariah MacInnes from Content Queen Mariah

By Zoe Hyde | July 2, 2021

Meet Mariah MacInnes, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of Content Queen Mariah. Not only is she passionate about content marketing, but she is an advocate for health awareness, particularly for entrepreneurs.  “In January this year, I was diagnosed with 2 tumours and underwent…

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Startup gippsland alumni emily scholes makes breakthrough with covid19

Startup Gippsland Alumni Creates COVID-19 Testing in Wastewater

By Natasha Wright | July 10, 2020
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Emily Scholes, Founder and Chief Scientist of Enviro MicroBio and Startup Gippsland alumni, has found a way to test COVID19 in wastewater! With ample experience in water and wastewater testing and management, and a background in membrane science, Emily identified a need to provide COVID-19…

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Innovation in a Crisis: With Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop

Innovation in a Crisis story: Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop

By Aldona Kmieć | May 6, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis story: with Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop   Husband and wife duo Jamie and Sarina Sciberras, along with their son Joseph, started The Biscuit Shop just 3 years ago. Operating from their customised commercial kitchen in Boolarra, the business began…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Ryan Clancy and Kaitlyn Abrahall from Scarlet & Grace

By Aldona Kmieć | April 29, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Ryan Clancy and Kaitlyn Abrahall from Scarlet & Grace   Ryan and Kaitlyn, from Scarlet & Grace, inject a sense of lightheartedness and positivity into the way they approach our conversation; even amidst these tumultuous times. However, it is evident…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Tegan McKay from The Mindful Hub

By Aldona Kmieć | April 21, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Tegan McKay from The Mindful Hub   For Tegan McKay, provisional psychologist and founder of The Mindful Hub, she knows all too well the implication the current COVID-19 crisis can have on the wellbeing and mental health of communities, particularly…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Laura Eddington from Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps

By Aldona Kmieć | April 16, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Laura Eddington from Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps It may be hard to imagine, but food wastage makes up for $10 billion dollars each year in Australia alone; which equates to approximately $1,200 annually per household. For Laura Eddington, founder…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Aeromedical Solutions

By Aldona Kmieć | April 8, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: With Erin Lord from Aeromedical Solutions   When we think about building a business to fill a much needed gap in the marketplace, we often don’t look to crisis or unfortunate events for inspiration.  But for Erin Lord and Steve McLaren,…

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