Panel Debate
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Do leaders disrupt or solve? Part 2

It’s time for battle: Team Start up vs Team Corporate Business Leaders.

Last year’s hugely successful panel discussion, ‘Do start-ups disrupt or solve?’ is explored again at this year’s WSSBE, with three experienced panellists on each side. Most people think that to disrupt an industry you need to invent something new or be the first in that space. While it may help, it’s not the final factor to be a disruptor in your industry. Google wasn’t first to search and Amazon wasn’t the first to online retail. They just did it better. Not only did each one of those companies change the industries that they are in, but they also changed the way you and I live and work.


Panel Debate - 3 Corporates, 3 Startups

Laura Dang - UploadOnce

Laura is a social entrepreneur with a passion for supporting the startup ecosystem deliver positive change. She founded award-winning platform, UploadOnce to realise her passion for delivering innovative solutions that enable businesses to better help people access services.

Reji Eapen - Pennybox

is a Commerce and Information Systems graduate from The University of Melbourne, and a CFA Charterholder. He started his career as an consultant at Ernst & Young and moved into Corporate Finance and then Investment Banking, working for Merrill Lynch and UBS in Sydney. He now focuses on Pennybox full-time, combining his experiences in startups, accounting, banking, and his deep-rooted passion for youth education.     
More panelists to be announced. 









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Q : When and where is WSSBE 2018?

WSSBE 2018 is on Wednesday the 8th August from 9am to 4pm. The expo will be held in the Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens.

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