After a successful launch in 2016, New Beginnings Fair is back in 2017

Let’s get something straight – New Beginnings Fair is NOT a conference or exhibition we are a unique event that gives budding entrepreneurs and small business owners (in ANY industry) access to a selection of industry pros that can help you start or grow your business.

Refer to the nbf vendor directory for a list of the businesses you’ll be able to meet on the day.

In addition to our awesome vendors there will be guest speakers + workshops + chill out areas + food / drinks available for purchase + numerous competitions + a whole lot of fun!

Friday 2nd June 2017

Overseas passenger terminal, the rocks

• 12pm - 8pm


Friday 2nd June 2017



Victoria Beattie

Co-founder, The Beach People


The Beach People was founded in the summer of 2013 by sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie.

What began with a collection of Roundie towels, inspired by their own seaside adventures in Australia, has become a global lifestyle brand, defining Seaside Luxe for the world.

From beach to home, the brand of Seaside Luxe essentials stands for iconic design and quality, combining elegance with functionality.
The Beach People encourage our customers to participate in a lifestyle embodying self-expression with boundless adventure with products influenced by a shared passion for interior design, fashion, travel, music, art, surf and family.


Candice Rose-O'Rourke

Co-founder, Zulu & Zephyr


Candice Rose-O'Rourke is the co-founder of Australian fashion label, Zulu & Zephyr.

Heading up Sales and Marketing, Candice drives the growth of the brand both locally and abroad.

With a background in publishing and event management, Candice is an entrepreneur who has introduced the brand to over 120 stores globally, whilst intertwining her passion for photography and creative direction.


Alex McBride

Co-founder, The 5th


Alex is the Founder and Managing Director of online fashion brand The 5TH.

Having conceived the creative and unique sales model of only selling products for 5 days every month, Alex has grown The 5TH from an adolescent company to a reputable brand in a short two year period.

Having built a startup from the ground up, Alex has acquired skills and a wealth of knowledge in areas of sales and marketing, team building, product design, leadership and management.

Through The 5TH, Alex hopes to continue facilitating creativity and design.


Jamie Green

Founder, One Night Stand


One Night Stand was born from Jamie Green’s own experience with hardship in 2010. Once back on his feet, Jamie decided that he wanted to help others who were facing hard times. With his background in business he founded ONE NIGHT STAND sleepwear — a label that supports young people sleeping rough with every sale.


Steph Gabriel

Founder, Oceanzen Bikini


Through her experience in marine conservation Steph learned of the human impacts effecting our oceans and launched Oceanzen, a sustainable brand using a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean.

The brand communicates marine conservation for the oceans with a global community of ocean-loving women supporting the cause and founder Steph is literally saving the ocean, one bikini at a time.




Kaylene Langford, Startup Creative


Ever wondered what it would be like to have a Business Coach?

Kaylene Langford from Startup Creative will be on stage for an hour of Speed Business Coaching where she will be available to answer all those business related issues that keep you up at night.



How to hack your first investment round

Alan Jones, Startup Evangelist, Advisor and Angel Investor @ Blue Chilli


There’s no shortage of good ideas and talented entrepreneurs competing for every dollar of investment available. Find out how you need to prepare yourself and your business to win the interest of seed, angel and venture capital investors.
- What's the difference between friends & family round, seed round, series A round?
- What do I need to have done before I'm ready to raise a seed round?
- How to prospect and manage investor leads
- What makes a good match in an investor
- Proven email template for contacting potential investors


How to Build Amazing Brand Collaborations & Grow Influence

Jess Ruhfus, Founder @ Collabosaurus


Brand collaborations are the most cost-effective (often FREE) way to grow your brand and community. Learn:
- The basics of brand collaborations & partnerships
- Who to partner with & how to reach out
- How to identify & communicate your value
- How to negotiate & leverage your collaboration for incredible results

You’ll also walk away with a marketing planner & checklist
+ A free connection on Collabosaurus (valued at over $600)
+ The opportunity to WIN access to The CollaboHub for a month (over $2700 value)

* please note: workshops are limited to VIP ticket holders only