The Spacecubed Intensify Scholarship provides support for selected entrepreneurs in the early stages of idea development to move their idea forward. For three months scholars gain invaluable access to Spacecubed’s networks, mentors, and space. We welcome on board our newest scholars - Jomay, creator of sustainable fashion eCommerce brand Perelle, and Tony, who's in the early stages of developing a labour hire company with a twist. Read on to learn more about what they're working on and what they hope to achieve from their Intensify scholarship.
Jomay Cao - Creator of Perelle
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you're passionate about.
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Tony Halls - Developing a new labour hire company
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you're passionate about?
I’m a WA import, growing up in central NSW from a farming background before heading off to Uni and spending my career working across Australia in the mining services industry. Most of this time was spent selling and running the big Caterpillar trucks and bulldozers. My latest role was the Executive General Manager at WesTrac responsible for the Service and Parts business.
A couple of months ago I decided it was time for a change and I’m now working for myself, developing a new business. A big change and well outside my comfort zone, but I’m excited and energised.
As someone who never seems to have enough time in the day, my passions outside of a solid working day are limited to spending as much time as possible with my wife (Simone) and kids (Ella 11 and Lily 9) and cycling. I’m a MAMIL that gets out on the bike most days while trying to get fit for an upcoming cycling holiday to Italy and France.
What's your idea and what are you working on?
I’m looking to use my experience in mining, customer relationships and workforce management to start a new labour hire company with a twist. The twist includes building some software, apps and algorithms – not at all in my area of expertise. I’m current talking to mining customers on my scope while engaging people to help with the development work required. The one thing that is eluding me at this stage is coming up with a creative company name that I'm happy with - I’m much more comfortable out with the customers!
What problems/issues does your product address?
I’m attempting to create a new and improved labour hire approach that better connecting customers (mining and construction) with labour providers (mechanic, boilermakers, electricians). I’m also looking to include a strong safety focus, improve flexibility and efficiency.
What do you hope to achieve as a Spacecubed Intensify Scholar?
I’m hoping that Spacecubed will help give me the focus, networks and motivation to successfully kick off my new venture. This is all new to me and I know where I need help, many of the people at Spacecubed compliment this perfectly. Also, if there is anyone that would like to pick my brain based on my background, I’m always happy to help.
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