The Sydney chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization will present an inspiring panel of entrepreneurial leaders to impart their insights into business...

Entrepreneurs' Organization: Championing the Entrepreneur's Journey


Level 6 Terrace Entrance
2000 NSW

Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Championing the Entreprenuers' Journey

Event Details

The Sydney chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization will present an inspiring panel of entrepreneurial leaders to impart their insights into business success as part of Vivid Ideas 2017.‘Championing the Entrepreneur’s Journey’ will explore how these Australian pioneers have taken creative business ideas and grown them into true successes. 

The Vivid Ideas panel of Entrepreneurs’ Organization members represents a diverse range of businesses from fashion and digital marketing, through to property and ecommerce — all with one common thread: entrepreneurial business success. The panel will share their insights into how trust, respect, collaboration, and a thirst for learning alongside individual personal traits such as ambition and enterprise have played a part in their journey and enabled their businesses to thrive.

The individual panelists include:

Chris Gray (Your Empire) started buying property at age 22, semi-retired at age 31, and currently holds over $15m in his property portfolio. His business builds property portfolios for time-poor professionals, searching, negotiating and renovating on their behalf. He is also the host of ‘Your Property Empire’ on Sky News Business Channel.

Gina Lednyak (L&A Social) recognised an opportunity for a full service strategic social media and digital agency specialising in digital strategy and implementation with a strong focus on creative content execution, analytics and consumer behaviour. Since its launch, L&A Social has doubled its size and revenue each year, and today services more than 60 clients globally. Gina’s work earnt her the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award in 2016. 

Jane Lu (Showpo) has transitioned from a business analyst at accounting firms KPMG and EY to become a fashion savvy entrepreneur and the owner of the Showpo empire — the online shopping site with a 2.5M social following and $30M revenue run-rate.

Lauren Fried (Pulse Collective) has grown her business into a full service award-winning advertising agency, dedicated to entrepreneurs. Lauren has picked up a few awards of her own including the prestigious NSW Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award. As well as being an expert marketer and tech founder, Lauren is a regular panellist on the ABC hit show Gruen. 

Michael Frizell (Pet Circle) has built on his years of experience across different industries including management consulting, banking and retail to grow Pet Circle to become Australia's #1 online pet store and a multi-million dollar global leader in the online pet supplies market.

Steve Hui (iFLYflat) has used his years of experience in senior finance roles to carve out a niche as ‘the points whisperer’ — a luxury points concierge and reward points advisor. He started his own business inspired by innovative thinking, passion for travel and a burning desire to optimise things and is now the leading authority on maximising the return from reward points for business.

The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a global non-profit business network of 12,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 160 chapters and 50 countries. Since 1987, the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) has been transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. As the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in businesses, industries and the lives of leading entrepreneurs across the globe. 

EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Entrepreneurs’ Organization aims to educate, transform, inspire and offer invaluable resources in the form of global events, leadership-development programs, an online entrepreneur forum and executive education opportunities, among other offerings designed for personal and professional growth. 

‘Championing the Entrepreneur’s Journey’ is an event for those who dream of having their own successful business, people with big ideas, and those interested in Australian entrepreneurial success.

Ticket proceeds will go towards I-Manifest, a charity that delivers a new template for creative education, empowering youth with future ready skills aligned with the World Economic Forum and develops career pathways for them into the creative economy. 

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
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