INNOVATORS TO ENTREPRENEURS CHANGEMAKERS SERIES
Sarah Bartholomeusz, Founder & CEO, You Legal; Tammy Barton, Founder & Director, My Budget; Professor Noel Lindsay, Pro Vice-Chancellor- Entrepreneurship, University of Adelaide
Innovators to Entrepreneurs - ADELAIDE
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The University of Adelaide
Innovators to Entreprenuers, Follow the Journey
ChangeMakers Series, presented by the University of Adelaide Business School
The ChangeMakers series will be showcasing the journey of Innovators to Entrepreneurs: the lessons learned from developing an idea to taking it to the next level.
Join award winning entrepreneurs Sarah Bartholomeusz, CEO of You Legal; and
Tammy Barton, Founder and Director of MyBudget; as well as internationally renowned entrepreneur expert, Professor Noel Lindsay, Pro Vice-Chancellor- Entrepreneurship, University of Adelaide who will discuss how they are challenging the way we do business and prove that doing business LOCAL can go GLOBAL.
CEO, You Legal
Sarah Bartholomeusz is a lawyer, author and entrepreneur. She’s the founder and CEO of You Legal, a top tier legal concierge service. You Legal is a new category of law firm providing corporate and commercial legal services to clients, including ASX listed companies. You Legal’s team members are based throughout Australia and 5 other countries.
Sarah is married to Dave and together they have two children, Alex aged 4 and Nicola aged 3.
Sarah was awarded the prestigious Telstra Business Women’s Award in the start-up category for South Australia in October 2015. Sarah’s first book “How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors” was ranked as a #1 best seller on Amazon after its release in 2015.
In May 2016 Sarah spoke at TEDx in the Whitsundays about Possibilizing, a philosophy that enables people to take make something which seems impossible a reality.
In October 2016 Sarah released her second book, “Kingpin: Legal Lessons from the Underworld”, which explores the crucial legal lessons mainstream businesses can learn from the inherently risky and volatile Underworld inhabited by the most infamous Kingpins in history. During the same month, she was also awarded the Thought Leader of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
Sarah is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and CEO Magazine. She chairs the Board of the Catalyst Foundation Inc. and she serves on the South Australian Government’s Education Standards Board in South Australia.
Tammy Barton (formally May)
Founder and Director, MyBudget
Tammy Barton is one of Australia’s leading business women and the Founder and Director of personal budgeting company MyBudget, which has grown into a national success story.
In 1999 and aged just 22, Tammy started the business from her home kitchen table after realising she could help people to gain control of their finances and manage their personal budgets.
Today MyBudget has helped more than 65,000 clients Australia-wide and, in the process, has increased its staff from just a few individuals to a team of 200+ that’s spread across the country.
MyBudget delivers its services from its head office in Adelaide and currently has 13 branches throughout SA, NSW, VIC, QLD and WA.
In 2009, MyBudget debuted on Business Review Weekly's Fastest Growing Companies list in the 52nd position. It remained on the Fast 100 list for a further three consecutive years: 37th in 2010, 41st in 2011 and 61st in 2012.
Tammy’s recognition in the corporate arena has been outstanding where she has been named Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year, as well as Ernst & Young’s ‘Young’ Entrepreneur of the Year for the central region. Most recently, Tammy was acknowledged by International Business Times Australia in its 100 Women of Influence Awards. Tammy has been on the BankSA Advisory Board for 4 years.
MyBudget’s sustained growth reflects the company’s unwavering commitment to reducing financial stress in the community.
Professor Noel Lindsay
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation
Director Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innovation Centre
Academic Director Singapore Operations
PhD, FCPA, CA, TEP
At 16, Noel Lindsay dropped out of school to start his first business which initially succeeded but then failed. Learning from this failure prompted him to complete his high school education of an evening while working during the day and then enter University. After completing his PhD in Commerce at The University of Queensland, Noel co-founded, developed, and harvested successful businesses in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia. He also worked in the corporate insolvency field in the areas of company liquidations and receiverships and then in private equity as a Director of a $22 million venture capital fund that invested $1m-$3m in growth-oriented entrepreneurial ventures.
Noel is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He holds a Practicing Certificate with both organisations. He also is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
His current research interests include:
• Venture finance
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