Creel Price is a serial entrepreneur and the original kidpreneur. Having launched eight businesses before he left school and a further two at university, he next co-founded Blueprint Management Group with $5,000 in start-up capital, built it to over 1,000 employees without external capital and sold it a decade later for over $100 million. Since retiring from business he has been focusing on realising a 21st century renaissance inspired by entrepreneurial thinking he calls the ‘Entreprenaissance.’ This movement of next generation entrepreneurs use their creativity, business acumen and social conscience to drive a revival of positively focused business, with the aim to create an extraordinary new era of individual expression and legacy. Creel founded social enterprise Accelerate Global to realise the Entreprenaissance through reinvesting 100% of profits into initiatives that help entrepreneurs, socialpreneurs, kidpreneurs and intrapreneurs. Creel’s passion for social entrepreneurship has included involvement in the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, a cooperative of tomato farmers in Zimbabwe, the launch of One Water Australia, the founder of Club Kidpreneur and a micro-business initiative in Papua New Guinea. Creel is 1 of 5 Australian LinkedIn ‘Influencers’ and a top ranking keynote speaker.Creel is also an in-demand keynote speaker and author of two books ‘The One Thing to Win at the Game of Business’ (WILEY 2012) and ‘Curtis the Kidpreneur’ (CKF Foundation 2010).
For more than 20 years Tania has built a career across corporate, agency, entrepreneur start-up and social enterprise spaces, and is passionate about supporting Entrepreneurship and fostering innovation on a global scale. Tania is the Founder of The Entropolis, a fully curated online ecosystem connecting Entrepreneurs and Advisors, who network, share wisdom, create teams and collaborate to build the next generation of game changing, peak performance and investment attractive businesses. A ‘producer’ at heart, Tania has previously worked with some of the world’s leading brands and businesses in markets as diverse as Japan, Singapore and Australia. Tania built high performance execution teams to deliver high quality, commercial outcomes for clients, delivering up to $3 million per year from her group portfolio at Landor Associates. Leveraging a passion for entrepreneurship, Tania founded a successful Brand Consultancy, Graphic Traffic, to work with entrepreneurial clients and start-ups. Tania is a founding partner in Decisionship, an online entrepreneur training and development business; and instrumental in launching the Club Kidpreneur Foundation in 2009.
You’ll find one of the archetypes many entrepreneurs possess is that of the alchemist. And Eamon Eastwood is one of them. At 25 years old Eamon turned a pallet of Irish potato crisps (chips) into a now multi million dollar business called Taste Ireland, importing and distributing Ireland’s leading food brands across Australia. Oh, and he did it in just five years. Taste Ireland, a multi-channel distributor continues to grow – with over 10,000 online subscribers and supplying over 1000 Independent & national retail outlets Australia wide, including retail giants Woolworths and Coles who own 70% of the retail market. He’s a member of The Global Irish Network – which now comprises over 300 of the most influential Irish and Irish-connected individuals abroad. Collaborating with Enterprise Ireland, Eamon has recently been appointed as Australia’s Start Up Ambassador for Ireland, a role which promotes starting export focused businesses in Ireland – in particular within the ICT & Med-Tech Industries. Eamon boasts that he successfully failed the school system. Join him for a pint an he’ll explain more…
Cheryl is founder and principal of Hayman Strategy a consultancy which provides a broad range of business and marketing solutions to corporations. Cheryl is a professional Director who is a NED on the Board of Clover Corporation, an ASX – listed company, the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL ) Board, and the JIMACO (Jewellery Industry) Board. In the not-for-profit space, Cheryl holds Director roles on the St John Ambulance (NSW), Australian Businesswomen’s Network, BetterOff Australia and Peer Support Australia Boards. She is also a member of the Osteoporosis Australia Fundraising committee and volunteers for Dressed for Success.Prior to establishing her business Cheryl’s lengthy corporate career encompassed big brands in major multi-national organisations. Much of her experience has been with consumer brands in retail environments. Cheryl’s extensive career covers FMCG, Franchise retail and B2B brand development.Cheryl participates in many industry committees, including the AFA Advertising Effectiveness committee, and was a founder of the Marketing Women’s Association, specialising in mentoring and developing young professionals. She is also an accredited Mentor for Coaching and Mentoring Australia.