MBS Startup Chapter

by MBS Alumni Startup Chapter


Tue, 13 Mar 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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Level 1 Theatre

200 Leicester Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia

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Want to learn more about the entrepreneurial journeys of experienced founders?
Join us on the 13th March to hear from some founders from our MBS alumni community.

Shane Goldberg - CustCore Consulting
Karen Knowles - SEMBA 2016
Marshall Hughes - Passel

RSVPs close 12noon on the 9th March.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: This event is being held in a new theatre on level 1.
Access from the lift: Please head to level 1, turn right and follow the signage
Access from the stairs: Please head to level 1, turn left and follow the signage

Cancellation Procedure
A cancellation received by the Alumni Relations and/or Events departments one week or more before the date of the event will receive a full refund.
Those who cancel within one week, or who fail to turn up to the event on the day, will not receive a refund. Please note that refunds will be made directly to the card the original payment was made.

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Level 1 Theatre

200 Leicester Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia


Shane Goldberg

Founder & Principal

CustCore Consulting

Shane is Founder and Principal of CustCore Consulting, a boutique consultancy firm specialising in helping companies to deliver experiences that “wow” their customers. With a strong strategy development, customer insights and business improvement background from his significant experience working with Telstra for 10+ years, Shane helps companies to unlock significant growth potential across their customer base.

Karen Knowles

Karen Knowles (SEMBA 2016) is a senior business leader, intrapreneur and startup-er who has worked across a range of industries including digital marketplaces, clean energy, capital and equity markets and impact investing, in the US, Canada, England and Australia.
Her first foray into startups was as an investor and Employee #3 in a Vancouver-based waste-to-energy process, a textbook example of commercialising research from a university chemistry lab to full scale operation. Closer to home, Karen was on the advisory team hired by Melbourne-based Redbubble to help it scale and successfully IPO in 2016.
More recently Karen worked with The Difference Incubator (TDi) which helps enterprises build “blended value” business models: doing good and making money. Having worked with over 30 enterprises in Australia and the South Pacific, Karen’s will present “Business Model Canvas: Outside-in Thinking”.

Marshall Hughes


With 20 years’ freight and logistics experience, Marshall had a prediction.

He believed “The time will come when you are wandering around the shopping centre and you’ll get a message on your phone saying “Hey Marshall, Mrs Jones, who lives around the corner from you, has just bought a baby blanket from Purebaby. If you deliver it on your way home, we’ll pay you $10”.

A few years later, when this had still not happened, Marshall quit his job to turn his prediction into reality.

Passel (www.passel.com.au), is a crowdsourced delivery service utilising a combination of location-awareness and artificial intelligence to provide inexpensive, convenient and delightful on-demand deliveries for retailers. Having launched in Melbourne in September 2017, they will expand into Sydney and Brisbane in March.

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MBS Alumni Startup Chapter

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