Heads Over Heels 2017- Year in Review
It has been a wonderful year for Heads Over Heels, and it has been our absolute privilege to support our community of amazing, talented and inspirational Portfolio companies.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Connectors who help our entrepreneurs to grow and accelerate their businesses. We would like to thank you for your generosity, your time and your interest in helping our companies achieve their full potential.
We would like to especially acknowledge and thank our brilliant Platinum Partners and Sponsors, who make it possible for us at Heads Over Heels to continue the work that we do.
We have a very exciting year ahead including more Portfolio Events in Melbourne and Sydney, International Women’s Day Celebrations, Industry Boardroom Briefings and our first Investor Day.
Highlights from 2017
We wanted to review some of the highlights from 2017 at Heads Over Heels.
- Over 800 high impact offers were made to our Portfolio
- 8 new Portfolio CEOs joined Heads Over Heels with over 180 now in our Pipeline
- We launched in Melbourne with our first Portfolio event in May
- And we partnered with other great entrepreneur focused organisations including StartCon, SheStarts, SBE Australia, Scale, Stone & Chalk, Tank Stream and the Galaxy Convention (USYD).
Around 150 students from across Australia gathered at the University of Sydney from the 4th-5th of December, to participate in the CAASTRO Galaxy Convention (#GalCon) a 2-day event focused on female innovation and entrepreneurship in the STEM space.
Heads Over Heels was a proud partner of the conference, with 3 of our Portfolio CEOs presenting as well as our Board members, Felicity Waterford and Fiona Boyd.
Property Tech Boardroom Briefings – 3 events across Sydney and Melbourne
Heads Over Heels recently hosted a series of boardroom briefings where senior executive leaders in the real estate, construction, business and investment industry were invited to listen to presentations discussing the leading trends in Property Technology and Innovation.
The speakers included:
- Deb Noller – CEO and Co-founder of Switch Automation, Heads Over Heels Portfolio CEO
- Rachel Kidwell – CEO and Founder of TC Pinpoint, Pipeline CEO of Heads Over Heels
- Jessica Christiansen-Franks – CEO and Founder of Neighbourlytics, Pipeline CEO of Heads Over Heels
and guests, Bruce Duyshart from Meld and Roger Walker from Incorp
Against The Odds: Overcoming the challenges and persevering as an entrepreneur.
Supported by Macquarie, Heads Over Heels and Innovation Bay Presents:
The most successful entrepreneurs have a burning passion to change the world, but they also require grit, determination and a lot of resilience to overcome the many challenges and hurdles in front of them.
Heads Over Heels gathered some of Australia’s best entrepreneurs to share their stories – the challenges, sacrifices and perseverance it takes to turn ambition into an enduring business.
Heads Over Heels for Stone & Chalk
Supporting early-stage entrepreneurs
As part of the 2017 Spark Festival Heads Over Heels partnered with leading fintech hub Stone and Chalk to help early-stage startup founders make connections for growth.
The night was a great success with a casual, entertaining atmosphere and one united ‘huddle’ consisting of audience members who banded together to help 5 incredible female founders.