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.
KeepCup, B Corp and Scaling Sustainability with Abigail Forsyth
Bright, bold and instantly recognisable, KeepCup is servicing demand in over 76 countries with offices in LA and London but remains loyal to its roots in Melbourne, where Abigail and her brother, Jamie launched their first reusable cup, 10 years ago.
A long way since the original search for a more sustainable way to serve food, Abigail joins the program with an international presence, B Corp certification and a commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
Data-Driven Customer Engagement and SevenRooms with Joel Montaniel
Joel Montaniel is the CEO and Co-Founder of SevenRooms, a fully-integrated, data-driven guest experience platform for hospitality operators. SevenRooms is venture-backed by Amazon, Comcast Ventures and Providence Strategic Growth and has been named on Inc.‘s Best Workplaces and Forbes’ Best Startup Employers lists.
The company’s clients range from independent restaurants to global enterprises including MGM Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Topgolf and Live Nation.
Opening the Liquor Loot with Joel Hauer
Joel Hauer is the Founder and CEO of Liquor Loot - a subscription service delivering three premium whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. These brands, Whisky Loot and Gin Loot, are designed to take subscribers of all knowledge levels, on a deeper journey to understand whisky and gin.
After an early career in advertising, Joel started his own agency - to help businesses navigate the digital ad world - and later combined this experience with his passion for spirits, to build Liquor Loot.
Kaddy and The Beverage Industry with Mike Abbott and Rich Coombes
Co-founded by high school and university mates - Rich Coombes and Mike Abbott - Kaddy, was designed to evolve the antiquated methods of ordering and payment in the beverage industry and operate as a centralised platform to connect venues and retailers.
Following an $800k angel investor raise and launch in 2019, 2020 saw the business raise another $3.5 million dollars in an oversubscribed round to ultimately list names like KTM Ventures, SpringCapital and Stevan Premutico all on their cap table.
FMCG, Chocolate and Koko Black with Nicolas Georges
Nicolas Georges is an innovator and system thinker leading Koko Black through major transformational change. Before Koko Black, Vitasoy Australia and Bakers Delight, Nic had already spent 15 years with Nestlé in Europe and then time with Kraft Foods and Mondelez in Australia - where he helped spearhead the AUD$2billion multinational - and joined Monash University to create the Food Innovation Centre, where he remains an adjunct professor in Chemical Engineering.
SPC, Much More Than Baked Beans and Spaghetti with Robert Giles
SPC is Australia’s leading producer of premium packaged fruit. It’s a company with over a hundred years of history and one that has subsidiaries that many of us have fond memories of. Robert Giles - a recognised senior leader of large scale FMCG and multiple channel businesses - leads them as their CEO.
With 30yrs of experience across brands like Simplot, Nestle and Coca-Cola, Rob believes that despite Australia’s small market, if executed correctly, SPC will put Australian food manufacturing on th