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Plus Eight boosted

Plus Eight Boosted

Exclusive events with world-renowned experts

Bringing innovative individuals from across the world to our community

Boosted is an exclusive opportunity to get a knowledge boost directly from the world’s most renowned and successful business experts. Hear their stories, take away valuable insights and tricks of the trade to help your business grow and succeed in the global economy.

A series to help your
business succeed

Introducing the Boosted Series, designed for business founders, product leaders, and scaling teams.

With a strong focus on product and growth, these exclusive workshops and events are not to be missed for anyone looking for the edge ideas on how to build and scale a successful company, product or service.

Fire-side Discussion

Joining our guest speaker, our Entrepreneur in Residence sits alongside them for a fire-side chat, giving you the deep information that your business needs.

Industry Workshops

Discuss international trends and unlock local potential for your specific industry during a hands-on workshop with our guest speaker, assisting you to scale your business where needed.

Investor Panel

Enjoy exclusive access to insights and high-level discussions from leading investors across the world, as we bring to you a selective panel perfect for those looking to invest.

1 on 1 Mentoring

If you have specific challenges or hurdles in your business, receive access to personalised advice through 1 on 1 mentoring sessions with our guest speaker.

October Series
Design to Scale with Shana Dressler

Former Executive Director of Google’s 30 Weeks, co-founder of the NYC Innovation Collective and CEO of Turquoise Consulting

Over the past 10 years, Shana Dressler has dedicated her career to empowering creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and social change leaders to launch businesses and projects, build hardware and software products and create impact at scale.

The following sessions are available for both members and non-members to book during the week.

How to design a business to scale and create impact?

This Fireside chat is a rare opportunity to learn from one of New York's leading innovators. The session will include time for Q&A with Shana, and networking with members of our scale-up community.

Mon, 28 October 2019
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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What's your game plan to scale?

Doing the right things, in the right sequence, with the right team is is essential to scaling successfully. Yet, most ventures and innovations don't get this right, and fail. This workshop is focused on developing smart strategies.

Tue, 29 October 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Exclusive insights to your business challenges

In an exclusive 1-1 session with Shana Dressler, startup founder and world-class mentor, she will work directly with you and your organisation to discuss and draw strategic directions for your business to scale.

Tue, 29 October 2019
45 Minute Sessions Available

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Growing a Global EdTech Startup. A Panel of Experts from Perth and New York.

Hear from mentors working in the New York EdTech scene about some of the programs and companies they’ve worked with. We will also be joined by local EdTech entrepreneurs for a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Wed, October 30, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Masterclass: Growing revenue and impact in Creative industries

Does your work have potential for greater impact, scale and revenue? What is your strategy and action plan for actually making this happen? Join this Masterclass to scale your impact and grow earnings from your creativity.

Wed, 30 October 2019
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Smart strategies to turn creativity into growing companies

What are smart strategies to grow and scale your business? What is your strategy and action plan for actually making this happen?Join this workshop to learn smart strategies for turning an idea into something scaleable, and profitable.

Thu, 31 October 2019
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Fireside Chat with leading New York innovator, Shana Dressler

Join entrepreneurs, and creatives from Albany community to hear deep insights over light refreshments. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, or work in the creative industry Shana will share relevant insights and inspiration.

Thu, 31 October 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Interested in attending more than one event?

Grab tickets to more than one event with our bundle packages. Find out more by reaching out to

Previous Guest Speakers

Adrian Cockcroft
VP Cloud Architecture Strategy at AWS, previously working at Netflix and eBay, Adrian is passionate about working closely with customers to study their use and creation of open source projects, and will continue to engage with developers and executives via conferences and summits around the world.

Tim Polmear
As a leading e-commerce expert and marketing strategist, Tim has founded a range of successful startups including Flat Tummy Co, Sneaky Vaunt and Queen Pegasus, which have gone on to be endorsed by world-renowned celebrities.

Phill Claxton
Formerly COO of IT Glue headquartered in Vancouver, Phill is an expert in product development for SaaS startups and was responsible for driving IT Glue's global customer base from 700 to over 2000 businesses, a 400% increase. It is now used by over 30,000 IT professionals worldwide.

Eric S. Kuhn
Co-founder of Finch, secialises in early stage Mobile Product Management, Rapid New Product Development, and Scaling Mobile Businesses, Eric is a seasoned product executive whose apps have garnered over 15 Million installs, two of which rank in the top 50 overall.

Viki Forrest
Viki Forrest is an innovative Australian business leader working in the world’s tech epicenter brings extensive experience from her time in Silicon Valley and beyond to the role of Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for North America.

Colette Nataf
Colette is the CEO and founder of Lightning AI, where she is bringing advanced algorithms into the world of marketing. She is here to help think through different marketing strategies, examine funnel metrics and grow businesses.

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