Upcoming events

    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Indooroopilly Golf Club, Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068

    What's the value of an idea?

    In this, the new world economy, ideas can burst to commercial life faster and more effective than ever seen in history. Uber went from idea to disrupting the cab industry worldwide in 36 months. 

    Clearly, we live in a time where the people that say "that's impossible" are quickly being interrupted by those who are already "doing it". 

    BWCC invite you to come forward and just do it. Bring your ideas forward and get advice and mentoring from the best in the business. Special guest Glen Richards Shark Tank panellist and investor since 2016 will be our special guest panelist and judge. 

    Our expert panel will judge the best ideas based on 3 main parameters, 

    1. Commerciality 

    2. Impact

    3. Your ability to execute


    The evening looks like this

    5.30pm Guests arrive

    6.00pm food is served

    6.30pm MC starts show

    6.45pm Pitching

    7.45pm Networking

    8.15pm MC announces winners

    8.30 to 9.00pm Networking

    Food is complimentary | Cash bar


    >> 2 hour mentoring session from Shark Tank Mentor Glen Richards

    >> A free 12 months subscription to the Scrunch platform and a one-on-one coaching session with Danielle Lewis on how to get your Influencer Marketing campaign started. Valued at $2000. 


    If you would like to pitch your idea to the panel, please email president@briswestchamber.org.au with the following
    • Name
    • Email
    • Mobile
    • 1 page pitch describing the problem you're trying to solve


    Sam Forbes

    My career has been a mixture of being an Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer and a Technology Professional. My strengths are tenacity and a passion for developing new technologies and finding new uses for existing technologies.

    I have led a team of IT professionals at 6YS for the last 13 years, pioneering Cloud Services through our Australian Based Data Centres. My team at 6YS produce elegant IT solutions designed to fit your company, built on a Enterprise Platform and delivered using the benefits of the Cloud Business model.

    Sam is also a great public speaker and wit. (IR)


    Glen Richards

    Veterinary honours graduate from University of Queensland, completed a Post Graduate Research Masters at James Cook University researching production and reproduction parameters in Bos Indicus Cattle. Practiced companion Animal medicine and surgery in Brisbane, Townsville and London before commencing practice ownership and establishing Greencross Vets in Townsville in 1994. 

    Founding Managing Director (until 2014) and Foundation Shareholder of Greencross Ltd (Australia's largest veterinary group with a network of veterinary businesses across Australia); Foundation Non- Exec Director and Shareholder of Petbarn Pty Ltd, (Australia’s leading pet retailer with large format pet stores across Australia and New Zealand. Past Non-Exec director of Lyppard Australia, one of Australia’s leading Veterinary wholesalers. 

    Established China’s first western veterinary practice Shanghai PAW in 2001 with branches in Puxi and Pudong.

    Retired from executive role at Greencross Ltd in December 2014. Current directorships include Greencross Ltd, Regeneus Ltd, Smartvet Pty Ltd, 1300Smiles Ltd, myFootDr Pty Ltd and a member of the advisory board for Montserrat Day Hospitals.

    Shark Tank panellist and investor since 2016. Shark Tank, as well as being prime time entertainment promotes entrepreneurship and innovation and assists early stage entrepreneurs with funding, publicity and mentorship. 

    Danielle Lewis

    CEO Scrunch
    Scrunch is a data-driven Influencer Marketing platform that enables brands and agencies to discover the right bloggers and social media Influencers. 

    Scrunch has one of the world's largest Influencer databases with over 20 million profiles and billions of datapoints. The platform makes it easy to get the data you need about your Influencers, plus has some awesome CRM and outreach style functions to make managing your campaigns easy.

    Jane Anderson

    As Australia's leading Personal Branding authority, Jane helps experts & leaders with trust-based, high-impact communication. Having helped over 20,000 people she has been featured on Sky Business, The Today Show, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC, Channel 9 & Management Today.


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The Chamber

Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce is here to help you grow your business. We have many innovative ideas that will help grow and connect economies in South East Queensland. We also collaborate with many other Chambers of Commerce and business networks such as Little Tokyo Two to help you grow your network. We have many Concierge networking nights, business breakfasts and lunches with VIP guests, usually Ministers, as well as Special Events hosted in our Corporate Partners' premises.

You can try the Chamber for FREE to see what we do and how we do it. When you upgrade to Gold Membership there is a whole array of benefits for business owners. So why don't you join for FREE?


Concierge is our signature service which connects you to key partners, customers, suppliers, government assistance and business education. You can experience Concierge at one of our networking events.