Past Meetup

Start Small, Grow Big - The Entrepreneurs Journey

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We are delighted to invite you to attend an event part of Hatch Quarter’s integrated series “Small Start, Grow Big - The Entrepreneurs Journey” supported by LaunchVic.

Join a community of international entrepreneurs for an evening of lively discussion and immerse yourself in the inspiring presentations of our amazing speakers, who have started their businesses from scratch and are now ingrained in the Australian startup industry.

As part of our event series, our goal is to connect people who might have a vivid startup idea with experienced entrepreneurs to share their experience, advice and support them. In fact, there is no better way than learning from each others’ mistakes and achievements.

Where: ‘Start Small, Grow Big’ will be held at Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, in Docklands.

Getting there: Jump on tram 11, 35, 48 70 or 75. Or walk from Southern Cross station.


• 5.30 pm: Opening

• 6.00 - 6.10 pm: Introduction

• 6.10 - 7.30 pm: Panel and discussion

• 7.30 - 7.45 pm: Q&A

• 7.45 - 8.30 pm: Networking

This event is suitable for:

• First generation migrants & refugees Australians

• Locals interested in networking and supporting first-generation migrants and refugees

• Anyone! from any age

Our speakers:

Grace Wong

Grace is the co-founder of Liven along with her brother William Wong and university friend David Ballerini. Grace is a former lawyer whose passion for tech and the startup scene grew too strong to resist! Launching Liven ( (

) in 2015 the team has seen explosive growth, so far achieving:

140,000+ users600+ merchant partners within our universal loyalty ecosystem successful partnership and integration with UberClosed a $10 million Series A funding round.

Liven is a rewards-based payment platform for dining and lifestyle experiences. Liven users pay their restaurant bills directly through the app, earning a portion of the bill as ‘Liven Cash’. They can spend Liven Cash the next time they dine at any Liven partner or share with a charity of their choosing. Grace and the team are looking forward to a US expansion in 2018.

Nicolas D'anna

Nicolas - Co-founder of JETsport supported by his sister, Laura D'anna.

Nico is a former professional soccer player with the dream to make the sport accessible to everyone. The siblings have been running JETsport for two years and today, they have a weekly reach of 40,000.

JETsport is a platform that brings together like-minded people to share a range of fun and uplifting sporting activities in local areas.

“We are trying to reinvent the way people practise and perceive sport. We believe that together it is easier to engage in a happy and active lifestyle. In fact, we have created a platform that connects organisers, whether they are professional trainers or passionate individuals, with potential attendees. We allow anyone to create, share and attend personalised sports activities.”

What they have done, so far:

Created and promoted 1000+ activities

Encouraged 30,000+ participants

Communicated with 7000+ App users

Interacted with 20,000+ fans on social media

Mauricio Segura

Mauricio is Co-Founder & CEO of a digital innovation entrepreneur with 10+ years of professional and academic experience in 7 countries in Australia, Europe and the Americas.

“ is an online education marketplace focused on helping international students search and compare courses. Complete student review system for 23.000+ courses listed for international students in Australia, including online admissions and student visa process. Spiible services also include marketing education providers, student recruitment/marketing, organising international student community events and migration services.”


Please share this event with anyone you think might be interested to attend and learn.

Places are limited. You must register through eventbrite (


Food and drinks will be provided.

Feel free to send us an email with any enquiries.

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