Landing Pads attends inaugural Dream Summit

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From the 12th to 13th of September, the Landing Pads team had the opportunity to be part of the inaugural Dream Summit in Sydney backed by Minderoo Foundation - a two-day intensive leadership and skills program for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs. The founders in the room represented a diverse range of sectors - from AI to advanced manufacturing, and skin care to e-commerce. 

Day one of the summit focused on business development, with workshops on Indigenous leadership by Geoff Martin, business model canvassing by the Wade Institute and building great teams by South Sydney Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly. The following day included sessions on the Facebook story by Stephen Scheeler, raising investment by Rick Baker and the Wayne Quilliam story. Partners included Minderoo, Wirrpanda FoundationStone & Chalk, Melbourne Business School, Tank Stream Labs and Spacecubed

A first of its kind, Nate Sturcke and Chloe Constantinides of Skills of the Modern Age, with support of an Indigenous advisory group consisting of Les Delaforce, Richard Hurst, Leah Cameron, Liam Ridgeway, Yulu McGrady and Dwayne Good, created a summit focused on skill building, network strengthening, and empowerment for Indigenous founders. The warmth of the event was undeniable. There was a clear passion rippling throughout the sessions, culminating in a pitch night on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

The Australian Landing Pads prize winner and EY Growth Accelerator Program winner Pearlii is such a fantastic example of original Australian innovation - using artificial intelligence to improve access to dental care and rethink how we protect all teeth.