Chris is a Parallel Entrepreneur, Digital Alchemist, and Startup Pusher with businesses in everything from Tech to Tequila. CEO and Founder of Startup Melbourne, Perceptar (live mobile to mobile video application) and the Startup Grind Melbourne Chapter Director.
Outside of Tech he runs J&D Consortium an innovative private label food and beverage business that primarily imports for the Retail and Foodservice markets within the Asia-Pacific.
In 2010, Adam founded DEALS.com.au with Jeremy Same. In 2012 DEALS.com.au acquired Ouffer to form the AussieCommerce Group. In 2013, AussieCommerce acquired Cudo, Getaway Lounge and the Meat Merchant, and in 2014 AussieCommerce acquired brandsExclusive from APN News & Media. The business is forecasting sales of more than $160 million in FY2014 and has more than 300 staff globally.
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Honoring its ongoing commitment to innovation and social responsibility, Verizon announced its 2014 Powerful Answers Award. The multi-million dollar global challenge, which debuted last year with much success, encourages innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to create ideas that solve the world’s biggest issues and leverage Verizon’s cutting edge technology to deliver ground-breaking solutions and social good. This year’s categories are: education, healthcare, sustainability, and transportation. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2014 at www.powerfulanswersaward.com.