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The Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur + Networking Night

The Entrepreneur Club is getting together for a networking night and to hear from Entrepreneur and TEDx Melbourne Curator Jon Yeo. Jon left the corporate world in 2004 on a somewhat random attempt to work out what he wanted to do. He made a lot of (very) expensive mistakes. Come along and find out  how to avoid losing valuable time and money

More about the speaker: 

Jon works with small high growth business (6-20 employees or teams) giving them structure and process to get things done in less time with greater ease and peace of mind. He does that by changing the way they approach business so it's simpler, faster and easier.

Recently, Jon was selected as a panel member at the request of Telstra (alongside Lindsay Fox and Barry Simpson - CIO Coca Cola Amatil) to represent the future of small business to 50+ international ICT analysts. He is also part of the Ministerial Round Table (Melbourne 2050). A working group with the Ministerial Advisory Committee to focus on key issues for Melbourne in the next 30 years.

Today, Jon works and speaks all over the world in areas such as mindset, inspiration & productivity. Jon is passionate how social entrepreneurship can support business and communities build mutual benefits and outcomes. He does this through his own business, Brightstar Consulting and as a Board Member of Morrisons of Mt Evelyn, a social enterprise bringing social impact and accountability curriculum to Australia. Jon is also curator for TEDxMelbourne, an independently licensed event of TED.com

The night will also have networking opportunities for those attending!

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  • Stephen K.

    Hi guys, I wrote a summary about this event in case any of you missed it. http://bit.ly/1e0ejbm

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Calvin D.

    Good night. Lots of real life advice from John. Got a fair bit from John after the Presentation 1 on 1. Thanks again.!

    2 · February 14, 2014

    • Karina M.

      Good to hear!! Thanks Calvin

      February 14, 2014

    • Jon

      Thanks for coming up for a chat Calvin

      February 14, 2014

  • Jon

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Emma C.

    Killer event as always.

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Dom M.

      Thanks Emma!

      February 14, 2014

  • Calvin D.

    Re; The negative feedback. " guys maybe John did not say what you wanted to hear" Sorry just my humble view.!

    February 14, 2014

    • Dom M.

      Thanks Calvin. Different horses for different courses I believe. As it was only a 20min talk, there is not a lot of room to move into a lot of depth. I think something people miss is that we are bringing in people who have jumped from that world onto entrepreneurship....not speakers.

      February 14, 2014

  • Winterheartz

    It was a nice event, a pity I have to leave early and didnt have time to socialize more. Definately coming for the next one.

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Karina M.

      See you then ! ☺️

      February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys, This was my first time with this group and it was great to meet such a diverse and interesting group of people. I have to say the speaker was very disappointing and hardly inspiring, he was hardly engaging at all. I hope to catch up again soon. Also I'm not a fan of the venue at $10 a Corona I realised what business I should be in.

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Karina M.

      Thanks for the feedback Darren. I agree!! We should all be in the booze business haha ☺️

      February 14, 2014

  • Kerstin

    Talk was a bit disappointing, maybe better when he polishes his presenting skills a more... How did he come to do what he does now? What was his professional path leading to it?

    February 14, 2014

    • Karina M.

      Hi Kerstin, thanks for the feedback. We did offer an opportunity for ppl to talk 1 on 1 with Jon after his talk as 20 min isn't a long time to delve into that much detail.
      Great to see you again last night. See you again soon

      February 14, 2014

  • Bruce E.

    Thanks Dom for organising the event. There was a lot of energy in the room-albiet a bit noisey . Enjoyed meeting a number of new people

    February 14, 2014

  • Milton T.

    Sorry everyone for missing without notice. Hospitalised more than a week with an insect bite and not yet mobile

    February 14, 2014

  • Leo

    Cool bunch of people, very welcoming and very vibrant, will definitely come again.

    2 · February 14, 2014

    • Dom M.

      Thanks Leo!

      February 14, 2014

  • Anthony P.

    Fantastic night, great opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions and be in the company of like minded I individuals!

    2 · February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      add me on FB :P

      February 14, 2014

  • Dom M.

    Great to see you all there. Great turnout, awesome energy in the room. Definetly a different and more subtle take on the jump over away from employee. See you at the next one.

    3 · February 13, 2014

    • Stephen K.

      It was a great event Dom. My first Entrepreneur Club meetup here in Melbourne, and certainly not the last.

      February 14, 2014

  • Sabarinath G.

    I shud be late by 10-15 mins.. stuck in traffic. . :(

    February 13, 2014

  • Ahmad Fahim A.

    Hi Dom, could you please advise me my status, I still am not sure if I am in the waiting list or am able to attend. I had a Blue RSVP status "waiting list", now that I logged in, I can see it green and "Yes". However, I haven't received any message stating that I am in attendees' list.

    February 13, 2014

    • Dom M.

      Come along

      February 13, 2014

  • Nicole

    Gotta work back enjoy guys :)

    February 13, 2014

  • Jny

    Apologies I am not able to make it today. Was looking forward to this all week. See you guys next week

    February 13, 2014

  • Grady

    Hi Dom,

    Sorry for the repetition however, I just wanted to confirm that your comment below still applies and that it's possible to come although my status still says that I am still on the wait list?

    Thanks,

    Grady

    February 13, 2014

    • Dom M.

      You will be fine mate. Come along

      February 13, 2014

    • Ahmad Fahim A.

      Dom, I did not get a reply from you below.

      February 13, 2014

  • Kara M.

    Hi all,

    Unfortunately I can not longer attend tonight - much to my extreme disappointment. Looking forward to the next event!

    February 13, 2014

  • Joshua Y.

    Hi EC'ers,

    I have founded a new music tech startup and this is our first product (now successfully crowdfunded):

    http://www.auug.com

    I am interested in talking to people who see the potential of the product, both as a musical instrument/controller and broader online service, and who might like to get involved.

    I will be at the meeting tonight (Feb 13) if you have any questions :-)

    February 13, 2014

  • Dom M.

    Reminder: Tonight is now at Golden Gate Hotel upstairs! See you at 630pm

    February 13, 2014

  • Leo

    When will I know if I'm in?

    February 13, 2014

    • Rajeev A.

      I am waiting as well. No idea how many people are wait listed

      February 13, 2014

    • Dom M.

      You guys will be fine. Come along

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • Ash N.

    I'll be arriving after 7 - is that ok?

    February 13, 2014

    • Dom M.

      yes sure

      February 13, 2014

  • Erin

    I can no longer make it tonight sadly. Fingers crossed for next time!

    February 13, 2014

  • Despina

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend tonight. Looking forward to the next one

    February 13, 2014

  • Marco T.

    Looking forward to jump

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Jim Y.

    Will be there. Looking forward to it.

    February 13, 2014

  • Rosario

    I am sorry I am unable to attend tomorrow. Looking forward too the next one.

    February 11, 2014

  • Siana L.

    Sorry I am not able to attend this one. Looking forward to the next meet up.

    February 11, 2014

  • Siana L.

    Sorry I am not able to attend this one. Looking forward to the next meet up.

    February 11, 2014

  • Dom M.

    New Venue is for Thursday night not tomorrow night sorry.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Dom M.

    Hey all! New venue for tomorrow night now. Same Suburb: Golden Gate Hotel, 238 Clarendon Street
    South Melbourne.

    2 · February 11, 2014

    • Philippe G.

      you mean Thursday night, right?

      February 11, 2014

    • Dom M.

      Yes Thursday night worry

      February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a mobile APP enthusiast and entrepreneur, looking forward to see someone has the same interests

    February 10, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Hi looking fwd to connect with like minded people. Would like to get 2014 off to an explosive start!!! :)

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • nina

    of course!

    February 9, 2014

  • Otsile K.

    What's up

    February 6, 2014

  • Despina

    I will be attending this meeting

    February 5, 2014

  • Cyberjandals

    Im a full time employee willing to take the next step and start my own business.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Sandra De M.

    Looking forward to this exciting presentation.

    January 30, 2014

  • Nicole

    Looking fwd to sharing ideas

    January 28, 2014

  • Cyberjandals

    Im a full time employee wanting to get out of the 9-5 routine and run my own business from home ..

    January 26, 2014

  • Cyberjandals

    Im a full time employee wanting to get out of the 9-5 routine and run my own business from home ..

    2 · January 25, 2014

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