A panel of start-up CEOs discuss what a company needs to have to become a successful global brand.
Sarah Backhouse is the Founder of Future360 -- an online video network dedicated to showcasing cleantech innovation.
A TV host and producer, Sarah has lived in Sydney, London and Los Angeles, where she worked for a diverse array of broadcasters including: CNBC, BBC, PBS, Fine Living, Sci Fi Channel, Discovery Channel and Planet Green. Since 2006, Sarah has focused her attention solely on sustainability coverage.
A sought after emcee and keynote speaker, Sarah has participated in the UN's International Renewable Energy Organization forum, the Governor's Global Climate Summit, and sustainability conferences worldwide. She has interviewed climate heavy-hitters including Tony Blair, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Rajendra Pachauri, as well as policymakers, business leaders and industry experts.
Sarah honored as one of Asia Pacific’s Leading 50 Women at the 2011 Advance Women’s Leadership Summit, Australia Unlimited’s Global 50 and was a host on Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality in 2011 and 2012. Sarah is on the board of UN Women LA Chapter.
Sarah was born in the UK and raised in Australia and Japan. She graduated with Bachelors degrees in Economics and Japanese Studies from the Australian National University and Keio University, Tokyo, and speaks fluent Japanese.
Rebekah Campbell is the Founder and CEO of Scorpio Music Management and recently founded Posse.com, a start-up for sharing favorite places. She launched the careers of 11 of Australia's biggest stars.
Leigh co-founded the Aconex and is its Chief Executive Officer. He has led the company through a decade of rapid growth, during which it became the world’s largest provider of project collaboration solutions for the construction, energy and resources sectors.
Previously, with McKinsey & Company, Leigh advised clients in the media, financial services and building materials industries on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and business growth issues.
Kate Kendall is Founder and CEO of TheFetch.com.
Andrew is founder and CEO of Ephox. Andrew is responsible for the company's strategic direction and execution. He has been an entrepreneur for over 15 years, on three continents. Prior to co-founding Ephox in 1999, Andrew helped start Webz, a web development company, and Home Computing Connections, a computer services provider targeted at consumers. After establishing Ephox’s Australian-based engineering team and leading the development of EditLive!, Andrew moved to Silicon Valley to establish Ephox’s headquarters. Since becoming CEO in 2004, Ephox has grown sales by more than 600%, increased profits more than ten-fold and developed key strategic partnerships. Andrew is on the entrepreneurial committee of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE). Previously, he was a board member of Software Engineering Australia and the winner of a Young Australian of the Year Award.