Our July speaker: Megan from Freckleberry Chocolate Factory

Our next breakfast is scheduled for Friday, July 6 and we're excited it's with the founder of Freckleberry Chocolate Factory, Megan Van Oirschot. Based in South Geelong, Freckleberry is a privately owned local business that specialises in creating delicious and...
Here comes the wave, now paddle

Here comes the wave, now paddle

There’s a similar “point of commitment” between catching a wave and starting a business. Anyone who has ever surfed would understand this analogy that Alistair Lawson endorses. In the water it’s the time when you start paddling hard until you feel the pull of the wave...

Having a palate for the challenges of a start-up

Having a palate for the challenges of a start-up

If a close family member described it as an “awful idea” for a new business, would you continue? What about if you were a 20-something year old and it was your Father using those words? Fortunately, Georgia Beattie persisted with her idea for a single serve package of...

A FOCUS ON ENTHUSIASM IN DARRYN’S BIG PICTURE

A FOCUS ON ENTHUSIASM IN DARRYN’S BIG PICTURE

It may come as a surprise to people unfamiliar with traditional print journalism that the culture of daily newspapers is one of fierce competition. Both journalists and photographers alike vie to showcase their achievements in what all would agree are too few pages....

Success Means Giving Back for Olympian

Success Means Giving Back for Olympian

They no doubt feel the benefit of ski jackets bearing the XTM logo but it’s a fair bet that many of the homeless recipients of these jackets, sleeping rough on our city streets, would not know of Pete Forras. But the former Olympic athlete doesn’t care about remaining...

‘Teacha’ Sharyn graduates to retail tea venture

‘Teacha’ Sharyn graduates to retail tea venture

It’s no accident that Sharyn Johnston chose a pun by which to name her first tea bar in the Geelong CBD. ‘TeaCha’ is the latest venture in a career that has seen her re-invent herself to become a global force in teaching people about the world’s second most consumed...

Timing and luck define this serial entrepreneur

Brendan McKeegan says an entrepreneur is someone who gives themselves the opportunity to capitalise on timing and luck. It’s a definition proven as much by failure as success for the Surf coast resident who can now best be described as a serial entrepreneur. “If...

Quick update for March

Quick update for March

Hey Entrepreneurs,   Just a quick update on some fabulous things happening around Geelong: Next EG Breakfast At our next Entrepreneurs Geelong breakfast we’ll be joined by Brendan McKeegan as he talks about Building Global Technology Giants from the Comfort of the...