17 / June / 2019

Adopt-a-Chief program focuses on Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs

Business

Posted 17 June 2019


Do you have challenging problems your business needs help solving? Would you like Leanne Kemp, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur, to spend a full day with you and your team? Apply Below.

Round One of the Adopt-a-Chief was a huge success with over 30 applications submitted. The quality of the applications was fantastic, and the decision to award just one winner was extremely difficult.

This Round of the program (Round Two) is focused on Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs and will take place on 15th July 2019. Applications close 21st June 2019.

The third and final round will be open to all Queensland businesses with the Adopt-a-Chief day to be held in September this year. We will keep you posted as soon as dates are finalised.

LEVERAGE THE CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR’S EXPERIENCE IN RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL AND RAPIDLY GROWING GLOBAL STARTUP WHILE CONNECTING WITH HER DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL NETWORKS.

Leanne Kemp is a local Queenslander living in the Samford Valley in Brisbane. In 2007 she bought a property which was the former Samford Grass Ski Park site and set about converting a railway carriage in to her home which she calls the “Train Mahal”. While Leanne is internationally known as the Founder & CEO of Everledger, she is also known for her down to earth style and her passion for helping community to move their ideas in to global markets. Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Leanne is pushing boundaries with Everledger, addressing real-world challenges through driving transparency and trust along global supply chains using emerging technology.

With a rich history in innovation, Leanne previously founded three Australian startups including Absoft Queensland, Fastcards Pty Ltd. and the Great Australian Survey Company. Through these companies Leanne introduced and patented transformational technology ideas including Fastcards (a smart card with managed identification services) and commercialised Multicard (credential verification for consumer, governments and corporations) alongside various solutions to streamline inventory and supply chain operations.

Her entrepreneurial success has led to her appointment as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in October 2018, a role focussed on developing the startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation throughout the state of Queensland. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold this position.

Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Blockchain Business Council and Co-Chair of the WEF’s Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Production Working Group; the Circular Economy Working Group; and the Global Battery Alliance Working Group. Leanne is also a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board's Sustainable Trade Action Group and is on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.

Leanne has been working with staff at Advance Queensland to help shape the Deadly Innovation Strategy. She wants to see a thriving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business and innovation sector and open up international trade opportunities for businesses.

APPLY HERE

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