Our Little Foxes is a creative activity subscription for kids. Our mission is to create a global community of creatively-intelligent kids. As children get older and more scheduled, their ability to just play and experiment without rules diminishes. We believe that every child deserves to live a creative life, so we arm parents with tools to help inspire creativity in their children.
Phoebe Adams is the CEO and founder of Our Little Foxes, a market-leading craft and activity subscription for children. Phoebe is an accomplished brand and digital marketer who has held senior strategic positions with major international brands including Yahoo!7, News Limited and NIVEA.
Phoebe is passionate about helping parents enrich the quality time they spend with their children through providing fun, engaging and educational craft orientated activities.
When she’s not being a busy ‘crafting mum’, Phoebe is running marathons and fundraising for cancer research, a subject that is very close to her heart.
Donna Armstrong has worked in senior publishing roles in Sydney, London and New York. She returned home to Australia in 2008 for the birth of her first son and has worked in senior strategic and publishing positions on a number of parenting projects in recent years, including the Woolworths Baby & Toddler Club and Studio Bambini magazine. In 2015 she was the launch Editor for Covered magazine – a local initiative to support customers and businesses on Sydney’s Northern Beaches before joining Phoebe Adams to launch Our Little Foxes.
Luis is an International logistics entrepreneur. He has extensive experience negotiating cross-border logistics relationships and managing successful start-up businesses.
Luis is a family man who loves the fact that his job now brings him closer to his two sons.
He is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation’s, EO, Sydney Chapter and is now a board member of the chapter, responsible for the recruitment of new members.
Specialities: Entrepreneurialism, logistics, business development. Thinking outside the box.
Sean Greenhalgh, Chief Technology Officer at Our Little Foxes, leads the company’s long-term technology vision and is responsible for creating an exceptional user experience across Our Little Foxes’ online presence, and optimising its backend design.
Other than managing the Our Little Foxes’ e-commerce platform, Sean is also leading the charge in taking the platform from just delivering transactions, to becoming a safe and interactive forum for engaged parents and their children from all over the world to share their latest Our Little Foxes creations.
Prior to joining Our Little Foxes, Sean was Digital Development Manager at Rotor Studios, a full service content creation company where he was responsible for leading the design of a digital asset management system for clients. Sean is well versed with the latest advanced technology developments and is also an active member of the Sydney startup scene.
CompeteShark is a platform that empowers Digital Marketers by keeping track of their competitors digital channels and strategies
Shaun Thambyah is the CTO and Cofounder of CompeteShark. Shaun is a highly motivated and innovative technical leader with over 15 years of corporate experience. Shaun began his career at AGL and most recently led digital teams for Suncorp Group creating highly agile, cross functional delivery teams and capability across the group. Shaun has also consulted for a number of organisations including UBS, AMP, Macquarie, REST Super, BPay, Ramsay Health and Health Direct Australia. Shaun began his startup journey in 2012, building products using LEAN and Agile best practices. Shaun is also a highly capable and competent full stack developer and currently the lead developer for CompeteShark.
Kiran Kumar, CEO and Co-founder of CompeteShark has spent the last 15 years solving deep technical and customer problems by leveraging the power of digital channels at organisations such as Microsoft, Credit Suisse and Suncorp Group. He also founded previous startups such as GoVisually and most recently took Pricify to an exit. Besides startups, he led the rapid growth at Suncorp Group’s digital channels by building multidisciplinary digital teams of over 70 specialists across Web, Mobile and Social. He was accountabile for and managed systems that generated over $40M per month in online transactions. At CompeteShark, Kiran heads up product, marketing and operations.
An interactive medical device to assist lung cancer patients to breathe well, facilitating stable lung tumour motion for accurate radiation delivery during cancer treatment.
Sean Pollock has been involved with Breathe Well for a number of years now and is conducting Breathe Well clinical trials in several hospitals across NSW and ACT, working closely with the hospital staff using Breathe Well. Sean has a Masters of Medical Physics and is currently in the final years of his PhD in Medicine. Sean took Breathe Well through the University of Sydney’s Genesis and INCUBATE business start-up accelerator and entrepreneur programs. Sean was also the Pearcey Foundation’s 2014 NSW Pitching Competition winner in addition to numerous other awards and publications in academia.
Professor Paul Keall is the company director and inventor of Breathe Well. Paul is an international thought leader having previously pioneered medical research technology into widespread hospital use as well as writing the guidelines on how to deal with breathing motion in radiation therapy. Paul has an extensive and prolific track record in academia, with much of his research focus being on Breathe Well’s development, as well as clinically in the hospital having been the Director of Radiation Physics Division at Stanford University Department of Radiation Oncology.
Trademark Vision is a visual search engine for trademarks that is transforming the trademark and brand protection industry. The Australian, the European Union and United States trademark databases of over 3 million images are already indexed, currently allowing any business to discover trademarked images that are similar to their own in a matter of seconds. Sydney Seed Fund led Trademark Vision's seed round which involved co-investors.
Cameron started his career doing Java and C development in Bell Labs developingsuper fast database search and visualization tools. He gained extensive experience in Java for web services extending from the early days of the Internet including a series of very early web tools, proxies, a search engine, and System X (Netscape 1.1 app for monitoring/controlling networks via the web).
He worked with Sun Microsystems to improve the JDK, including the API, Javadoc, and doing technical reviews of books like Java 2 Advanced Features Cameron has worked on numerous enterprise systems including at Optus and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), where he oversaw a team of 40 developers distributed across both Australia and United States to develop a Java based search engine for stock traders that processed data from various sources and formats including emails and text documents for Moody’s Analytics.
He has started or been involved in over 5 successful technology companies including a brand web platform that has over 2 million hits per month and tracks several million interactions per day.
Cameron leads a team of 5 developers on the TrademarkVision team who were able to expand the original version of the system in less than two months.
Sandra is the CEO and Founder of TrademarkVision, a disruptive Australian startup at the forefront of visual brand protection. TrademarkVision developed the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks and logos based on state-of-the-art image recognition technology spun out from NICTA research.
Prior to this startup, Sandra was a Senior Computer Vision Research Engineer at NICTA doing R&D in computer vision, machine learning and mobile projects. Her expertise in computer vision for security and surveillance enabled her to consult for various government departments including Australian Customs. Sandra’s technical expertise is enhanced via her commercialisation experience at Queensland University of Technology, where she worked as a Commercialisation Analyst to protect and transfer innovative research.
Being one of the few female CEOs with a technical background, Sandra is very active in supporting her community. She was the Founding Chair of IEEE Queensland Women in Engineering group, a speaker at the Committee for Economic Development AU (CEDA) Women in Leadership Forum, and listed as one of Australia’s Top 50 Female Programmers by Pollenizer. She holds a BASc in Aerospace Engineering from University of Toronto, a MS in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from QUT.
Handkrafted connects you with craftspeople and artisans to commission bespoke handmade goods.
Fred grew up in Sydney in a creative and entrepreneurial household and always imagined he would one day run his own business. At university he majored in Finance and Electronic Business and thereafter spent over a decade designing and managing technology platforms for investment banks in Sydney and London. Over the years he felt a growing desire to apply his experience to a more creative and purposeful pursuit.
Passionate about vintage cars, timber boats and a bygone era where things were designed and made to last, Fred is an advocate of the philosophy to ‘buy less, buy well’ and the far-reaching social and environmental benefits of more conscious consumption. Combining this with his passion for authentic quality craftsmanship and original design, Fred founded Handkrafted. His vision for Handkrafted is that anyone anywhere can easily connect with craftspeople to create unique and beautiful pieces that are made to last.
GoFar makes hardware that tracks the data signatures from cars and drivers. We give drivers real time information on costs and driving style and distil complex calculations into simple actions drivers can take to save money and drive safer.
Co-Founder, Rocket Scientist, Eco-Petrolhead
Developed patented tech underlying GoFar.
One of 2 Australian students selected for NASA space camp
Responsible for making product – electrical engineering, product build
Co-Founder, Marketing Genius & Adult Supervision
Environmental science degree, University of Oxford. MBA from INSEAD
Run marketing teams for 3 start ups that each sold for over $100m.
Makes nice cup of tea. Half Manx. Has really nice handwriting.
Qwilr is an online platform re-imagining document creation that allows anyone to create beautiful webpages for their proposals and quotes in minutes. Your sales and marketing team will significantly increase their conversion rate, while reducing the amount of time spent working on quotes, proposals and other business documents.Sydney Seed Fund led Qwilr's seed round.
Dylan is the Founder & CEO of Qwilr. He created Qwilr while freelancing in 2013 and was Qwilr’s first developer, designer and evangeliser. He’s led tech and design projects for Saatchi+Saatchi, governments, and multinationals. He’s also a musician, artist, blogger and wannabe novelist.
Mark looks after everything in operations, partnerships, sales and support. He bumped into Dylan at a friend’s wedding, heard the idea, and came on board soon after. Before Qwilr, Mark was at Google in Sydney & NYC, working on BD for products across Search, Android and Play.