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Afternoon Tea with Leanne Kemp, Qld Chief Entrepreneur

August 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Afternoon Tea with Leanne Kemp, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur at Canvas Coworking, Toowoomba on Wed 28 August 2019

Join us for afternoon tea with the Chief Entrepreneur

On Wednesday 28 August 2019
From 1:30pm for 2pm start, concluding by 4pm
At Canvas Coworking, 625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City

Ticket Price:
$20 for Canvas Coworking Members (discount will apply at checkout once Member is logged in)
$25 for Non-Members

Reserve your seat below (bookings are essential, seats are limited)

We are delighted to announce that Leanne Kemp, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur is coming to visit Canvas Coworking. Leanne will be joining us for afternoon tea on Wednesday 28 August, and sharing her insights into the state of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology from around Queensland and the world. 

Leanne Kemp is the Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

Leanne is recognised internationally as an innovator and leader in emerging technologies, business, jewellery and insurance. Her company Everledger is a leading emerging technology enterprise that tracks the provenance of high-value assets on a global digital ledger in an authenticated immutable manner.

Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Blockchain Business Council and Co-Chair of the WEF Advance Manufacturing and Sustainable Production Working Group; the Circular Economy Working Group; and the Global Battery Alliance Working Group. 

She is also on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors and has received numerous awards in Australia and internationally including Innovator of the Year 2016 and 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London) and Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 for Technology Innovation.

Drawing on her extensive experience as a successful entrepreneur, Leanne was appointed Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in 2018, a role in which Leanne works on a global scale to support and develop Queensland’s startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation. 

Leanne also sits on the Queensland Government Better Regulation Taskforce to provide advice to government on improving regulation to support small business, to create a strong, profitable and globally competitive business environment.

Leanne is passionate about the future of innovation and entrepreneurship as it applies to environment and sustainability. She champions circular economy initiatives by using technology to create economic value systems and solve the big issues facing humanity today.

The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE) is led by the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and is an Australian first. It plays a vital role in building and promoting the importance and contribution of entrepreneurship and investment in Queensland.

  • support the development of Queensland’s startup ecosystem by working with incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces
  • connect with regional and remote Queensland to encourage and foster statewide entrepreneurship
  • showcase Queensland startup and entrepreneurial talent to local, national and international audiences
  • stimulate and attract local, national and international investment and venture capital to Queensland
  • support local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses across the state by connecting them with the right opportunities, people, places, and spaces to help them grow, scale, and create jobs.

Leanne Kemp is Queensland’s third Chief Entrepreneur,

following on from Steve Baxter who held the position 2017-18

and Mark Sowerby who held the position 2016–17.

On Wednesday 28 August 2019 
From 1:30pm for 2pm start, concluding by 4pm
At Canvas Coworking, 625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City

Ticket Price:
$20 for Canvas Coworking Members (discount will be automatically applied in checkout for Members once logged in)
$25 for Non-Members

Reserve your seat below (bookings are essential, seats are limited)

Bookings are essential. This event is catered, however we advise that while there will be a variety of options available, we are unable to cater for specific dietary requirements. If you have severe allergies or intolerances, we recommend you bring your own food.


August 28, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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Canvas Coworking Toowoomba
625 Ruthven St
Toowoomba City, Qld 4350 Australia
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