The Hospopreneurs Podcast explores creativity and innovation in the hospitality industry by interviewing influential people across the hospitality supply chain (from entertainment and agriculture to food science and experience design).
Host, James Henderson, blends Q&A, anecdotes and other resources into an informative program that educates and inspires.
Learn why we do what we do from successful minds behind the business of hospitality.
Deliverect and Lightspeed Hospitality with Zhong Xu
Zhong Xu created the first iPad Point-of-Sale (POS) in the EMEA region, ten years ago. This SaaS product has since evolved into the company known today as Lightspeed and is now available in over 100 countries. Zhong was Global Director of Lightspeed Hospitality until 2018, when he co-founded Deliverect - a third-party food delivery aggregator that integrates platforms with restaurant POS systems.
Hey You, Ordermentum and Food Tech with Adam Theobald
Building on his success as the Founder of Hey You (a consumer ordering and payments app), Adam Theobald continues to forge hospitality industry change with Ordermentum - a B2B ordering platform for the food and beverage sector.
Driven by a passion for technology and its ability to create a more seamless and efficient experience, Ordermentum is bringing new ways of working to supplier, retail and technology companies and has become the chosen platform by more than 28,000 hospitality venues and hundreds of wholesale suppliers around Australia.
Restless Children No More - Grub Lab with Mick Carr
Born from foodservice industry disruptor, The Village Co. - Grub Lab is a childrens’ entertainment solution for hospitality venues. Founder - of both of those entities - Mick Carr, the program shortly after the announcement of Grub Lab’s collaboration with the NRL. Designed to engage and entertain children in these restless spaces, Grub Lab seeks to innovate in a unique way - with an augmented reality, smart device app that brings content to life.
BlueRock and Business Advice with Peter Lalor
Based in Melbourne, where he is the founding director of BlueRock - a multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial advisory firm - Pete Lalor applies his passion for automation and innovation to do things differently. Overseeing 13 service divisions in this company alone, Pete is also a Chairman of the 100 Burgers and Mr Burger groups, a director of Belles Hot Chicken and beyond hospitality, is heavily involved in the property industry and the founder of Rosewood - an early-stage venture capital fund.
Table Booking Tech and ResDiary with Colin Winning
From Senior Software Developer to CEO, Colin Winning has worked his way up the ranks at ResDiary for the past 10 years. Already having acquired a decade of experience before joining the company, his strong technical foundation and hard work have allowed him to flourish and now lead the Glaswegian reservation platform.
Immersive Hospitality and Viral Ventures with Aden Levin
Co-Founder of Viral Ventures - Aden Levin - has over 15 years’ experience in the events industry. Prior to his current business, he exited a successful UK travel and festival company called Mainstage Festivals - which featured on Dragon's Den and was the most highly-valued company on the hit show. The interview today focuses on his current business - creating immersive worlds and customer-centric experiences.