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Glen Richards Shark Tank
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Game Changers in conversation with Dr Glen Richards

Wed 3 Nov · 6–7pm
Learn from Queensland’s leading entrepreneurs in business, technology and the creative industries at Game Changers. Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame and State Library of Queensland is proud to present Dr Glen Richards. From a small vet practice in Townsville to a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire, Glen Richards is one of Australia’s most successful business leaders. Glen will be in a conversation with Peta Ellis, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), that is guaranteed to be motivating, frank and thought-provoking. Join the audience here at State Library of Queensland  Game Changers tickets for our Auditorium 1 events sell out fast.  Join us online from home Can't make it in-person? Don't miss a second of the conversation, tune in via the livestream. About Dr Glen Richards Glen grew the Greencross empire from humble beginnings into an ASX-listed company with 300 pet stores and 200 veterinary clinics across Australia, and was also co-founder of Petbarn before it merged with Greencross. Glen was a resident panelist and investor on on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank series. Shark Tank, as well as being prime time entertainment, promoted entrepreneurship and innovation and assisted early stage entrepreneurs with funding, publicity and mentorship Since retiring from an executive role with Greencross, Glen now focusses on professional investment, mentoring and directing several companies. He supports early-stage businesses, including his Shark Tank investments.   About facilitator Peta Ellis Peta Ellis is regarded as a human transformation architect, business ecosystem builder, community activator, keynote speaker, and is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at QUT. Peta founded four companies before age 30, and has a 20 year background in communications, public relations, marketing and media relations. She is also Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Ipswich Girls Grammar School. About Game Changers Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success. The talk will be live streamed and we encourage you to join the conversation online using #qblhof, @slqld  @QUT We encourage our audience to ask questions via slido.com - use the code #qblhof  Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. If you have questions about this event email slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3842 9827. Subscribe to be the first to know about our program of events. 

Botanica Paradiso

Now till Wed 27 Oct · 12am–11:59pm
Discover an extraordinary world of rare and beautiful botanical illustrations in the Australian Library of Art.

Remembrance Day

Thu 11 Nov · 10am–4pm
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, stop and reflect this Remembrance Day.

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