Lexus x Collective Hub ‘The Start-Up Package’ Winners’ Lunch


May their startup journeys be bright.

On May 24, in the moody ambience of Saké Restaurant, perched in Sydney’s The Rocks, Collective Hub partnered with Lexus Australia to hold our Start-Up Package winner’s lunch. Hosted by our founder and editor-in-chief Lisa Messenger and Lexus Australia’s Adrian Weimers, the lunch was the culmination of our nationwide search to track down some of Australia’s most promising start-ups. And what did we find? A huge number of engaged, dedicated and tenacious founders, who made it nearly impossible to narrow down the list.

The afternoon began with vivacious conversation – and bubbly, of course – with winners discussing their business journey to date, the ebbs, the flows, and everything in between. Participants also swapped the pearls of wisdom that they each received during one-on-one mentoring sessions with Lisa, while munching on Japanese-inspired cuisine, including soy- and lime-drenched kingfish and beef tataki.

Also in attendance was Analise Gatellaro of Collective Hub and Monia Montefuso of The Media Store. Not to mention our talented winners:

Mary Hoang | The Indigo Project
Peta Purcell | Mother and Joey
Rebel Black | The Rural Woman
Amy Parfett and Melany Mashman | Wedshed
Katie De Rooy and Josh Baird | The Change Box
Felicity Cooney | Felicity Cooney shoes
Stephanie Gabriel | Ocean Zen Bikini
Scott Liston | Articfit
Genevieve Le Hunt | Bake Mixes
Sarah Dean | Emineo Hub

For more on the Lexus x Collective Hub ‘The Startup Package’ Competition, visit



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