Kanye knows it, Dolly knows it, even Kenny Rogers knows it. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, but how do we keep going when the going gets tough? How do we meet the challenge of business in today’s climate? How do you make the right decisions, building ethical businesses that have impact, all while managing to muster staying power when you’ve been knocked down, and down again.
This inspiring start-up and scale-up business event is a Byron Bay (hometown) event for local Co-Founders Odette Barry (Founder of Hack Your Own PR) and Chris Edwards (Founder of Honeycombers).
After launching in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Bali – the powerful network of Launchpad is coming to regional businesses to support ethical, impact startups – and you are invited.
If you are looking for a lunch of 100% pure connected goodness with epic humans building impact startups and scaleups, do not miss this event (tickets are very limited!)
This event includes a two-course lunch and a powerful panel discussion with trailblazers: Pru Chapman, Founder of Owners Collective, Emma Seibold, Founder of Barre Body and Bende, and Jamie Cook, Co-Founder, Stone & Wood.
We will be talking about how to keep going when the going gets tough, how to pivot, and how to grow a conscious business during a tough climate.
Our venue is the stunning Frida’s Fields, which is located just 10 minutes from Bangalow in the Byron Bay Hinterland. Frida’s Field is a 120-acre regenerative farm, restaurant and event space (and also a Launchpad member) – and an unmissable dining experience.
– Lunch & dessert
– Non-alcoholic drinks
– Panel discussion & an amazing room full of stellar business owners for you to connect with!
About the speakers
Founder, Owners Collective
A client once told Pru that working with her is like hauling your business through an intense Crossfit session followed by a double espresso and a lazy triathlon after that.
Pru is passionate about using business as a force for good and as the founder of Owners Collective, she has helped over 15,000 founders launch, leverage, and lead their businesses.
Owners Collective is proudly B Corp certified.
Pru’s most recent project, the One Wild Ride podcast, explores the adventure of entrepreneurship. A place where personal stories collide with good business and positive impact. Here, Pru shares stories of positivity, hope, expansion and evolution, and has featured folks from Patagonia, Who Gives A Crap, Koala, TOM Organic, Bank Australia, Xero, Sendle, Afends and many more.
Off duty Pru loves nothing more than a hike deep in nature around her hometown of Lennox Head.
Founder, Barre Body & Bende
Emma Seibold is the founder and creator of Barre Body, Australia’s first barre studio concept, and Bende.
Barre Body has flourished since its inception in 2012, with studios in Sydney and Melbourne, an incredible online platform, world-class teacher training programs, and a cult following. Bende is its highly successful sister studio in Byron Bay.
Based in Byron Bay with her husband and business partner, Matt, and her two beautiful children, Xavier and Isla, Emma is one of Australia’s most sought-after wellness entrepreneurs.
Emma also has a hit podcast, Nice Bossy, where she talks about what it means to be a powerful female leader with empathy and compassion. Essentially, it’s all about how women can succeed and be kind.
Passionate about female entrepreneurism, Emma is an inspiring entrepreneur who knows what it’s like to single-handedly build a business from the ground up.
Co-Founder Stone & Wood
After a long career in a variety of roles in various brewing businesses in Australia and abroad, in 2006 Jamie became a partner and director of Dig Marketing, a marketing agency that worked with a wide range of clients in the wine and food industries.
In 2008, he co-founded Stone & Wood Brewing Co in Byron Bay and grew that business to become the second largest independent brewer in the country with a strong reputation as a conscious business.
After retiring from executive duties at the end of 2019, he remains active in a number of other Board / Advisory Board positions.
His current focus is working with his family in developing the family business – The Watershed Group with an intention of investing in and building businesses, and chairing the family’s Rekindle Foundation which is focused on supporting rainforest regeneration, housing accessibility, and the arts.