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How to get through COVID-19 – Insights and War Stories from WA’s Most Successful Founders


Tue 28th April 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Is your business facing challenges related to the world’s current crisis?

With the uncertain economic environment, it is a challenging time for startups and business owners to navigate. While no one has all the answers – there are business leaders who have been through crisis before and can share their experiences with us.

Join us on Tuesday, April 28th for a free evening virtual panel featuring some of WA’s most successful founders as they share lessons learnt,war stories anddiscuss how to get through COVID-19.

Our panel will be facilitated byDerek Gerrard, Spacecubed Entrepreneur-In-Residence, and will feature:

  • Marcus Tan – Co-Founder and Managing Director of Health Engine
  • Michael Malone – Founder of iiNet, current Board Member with NBN and Seven West Media
  • Sharon Grosser – Founder of Seqta Software

Learn more about our panellists.

Marcus Tan
A University of Western Australia medical graduate with an executive MBA from the AustralianGraduate School of Management, Marcus is an experienced GP, healthcare executive andcompany director with over 20 years of clinical and commercial experience. His diverse careerspans the health, technology, investment and philanthropic sectors.

As the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of HealthEngine, Australias largest online healthcaremarketplace, helping millions of patients connect with thousands of healthcare providers nationally. His vision for HealthEngine is to be a globally leading platform that evolutioniststhe access and experience of healthcare for patients and providers.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone founded iiNet Limited, an ASX listed telecommunications company in 1993 and continued as CEO until he stepped down in 2014, by which time iiNet had over 2500 staff, serving over a million households and businesses, with revenue of over a billion dollars.

Michael is currently a director of nbnco, Seven West Media, Speedcast International and Axicom. He is also the founder and Chairman of Diamond Cyber Pty Ltd. He was previously the Chairman of ASX listed Superloop, founder and Chair of Diamond Cyber Security and the founder and Deputy Chair of Autism West.
Sharon Grosser

A passionate desire to support teachers in managing their ever-increasing workloads was the catalyst for Sharon Grossers bold decision to quit her job as a secondary school teacher and embark on a career as an entrepreneur.

Today SEQTA provides more than 455 schools, 30,000 teachers and 245,000 students with instant online access to everything they need in their schools learning community.

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Tue 28th April 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM