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Alicia Oakley



Alicia is the founder of Aspilates, an online platform teaching pilates to women on the Autism spectrum. As a personal trainer and pilates instructor, Alicia understands the needs for teenagers and women on the spectrum to find a form of exercise that is not only inclusive to them, but easily accessible. 

We asked Alicia what her favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

“I love the Gippsland lifestyle, and the beaches, beautiful communities, and scenery.” 

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Booke Lewis

Sisu Society


Brooke is the founder of SiSu Society, an app for women who have experienced gender based violence. The app will focus on 3 main components of the healing journey: important resources and information, an online community that allows users to interact with one another in a safe environment, and access to a number of healing exercises to help women thrive post gender based violence experiences.     

We asked Brooke what her favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

My favourite thing about living in Gippsland is being surrounded by people who truly believe in the importance of community, resilience and compassion.”



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Brenton Crowley

Surfing Scratcher


Brent is the founder of Surf Scratcher, a platform teaching kids how to code and build games, while inspiring them to create their life’s action plan. With a background in design, multimedia, and mobile and web app development, Brent came up with the idea for Surf Scratcher, which helps curious learners through online video tutorials and resources. 

We asked Brent what his favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

“My favourite thing about Gippsland is the space and the connection to the community, coast, and nature.”

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Christine Lenghaus

Maths Heroes


Christine is the founder of Maths Heroes, a platform that provides teaching and learning resources for maths. Christine believes in “making mathematics meaningful”, and has self-designed a teaching system using colours and shapes. 

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Hong and Marina Wu



Hong and Marina are the founders of HongbiaoWu, a platform which provides translation, interpretation, and business consulting services. These services are directed toward business people who are looking to expand into the Chinese markets, who need assistance to navigate any language barriers. 

We asked Hong and Marina what their favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

“Our favourite thing about living in Gippsland is the opportunity it provides for us and our family.” 


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Iris Gaillard

Frenchism Language Learning


Iris is the founder of Frenchism Language Learning, an online solution to help people learn french easily. After working as a French teacher for over 10 years, Iris recognised that students needed a platform that was tailored to their level, needs, and interests. Frenchism Language Learning will be delivered through video format on an online platform, which will allow students to learn from the comfort of their own home, when it suits them.  

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Jan Clarke

The Bronte Centre


Jan is the founder of The Bronte Centre, which provides tailored education,  treatment, and support to people with eating disorders, their families, and treatment providers. Jan’s goal for The Bronte Centre is to increase their capacity to help more people, through developing a web-based platform that will assist the delivery of group education, webinars, and podcasts. 

We asked Jan what her favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

“I love everything about living in Gippsland.  Hard to pick one but if I have to, it’s the sense of space, the smell, the sun and my herd of people, herefords and ponies!”

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Jane Barr

Forest and Foreshore Walks


Jane is the founder of Forest and Foreshore Walks, a virtual space for therapy walks in both indoor and outdoor settings. Forest therapy is an emerging public health practice, and the business is aimed particularly at those whose access to in-person walks may be limited due to health concerns, age, or disability. 

We asked Jane what her favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

“I love the diversity and beauty of the natural landscape. Our native flora, fauna, rivers and marine parks are precious and offer residents and visitors alike spaces and experiences that enhance physical and mental wellbeing.”

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Jon Knight




Jon is the founder of SynDAC, a local system which optimises renewable energy generators, saving businesses and homeowners money. SynDAC is a holistic approach to energy optimisation, as it’s controlled via one system - a virtual power plant grid. SynDAC will be an important solution as Australia moves toward a new energy future. 

We asked Jon what his favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

It's got to be the 'feel' of the place, the people, the culture, the land. The richness of wildlife and unbroken nature stirs the soul. It's a truly beautiful corner of the world.”

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Julie Lanham

Good Things Gippsland


Julie is the founder of Good Things Gippsland, which provides tours and experiences to customers looking to see more of what Gippsland has to offer. These experiences introduce people to the great things available in the region, through exploring farms, meeting producers, and visiting micro-businesses.

We asked Julie what her favourite thing about living in Gippsland is:

My favourite thing about Gippsland is that it has so much to offer... It’s lush and full of such beautiful landscapes, produce and of course, people.”

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