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Connect, Collaborate and Grow

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Embark on a transformative experience designed exclusively for founders and decision-makers in the high growth scaleup phase looking to:

  • Connect with fellow peers to build new relationships.​

  • Collaborate on business learnings and experiences.

  • Grow professionally and personally through specific tailored content.

Join us for a three-day, two-night curated business retreat, that seamlessly blends networking, education, and relaxation.

This intimate retreat is by application only with limited spots available, don't miss out!

Wed 15th May - Fri 17th May 2024

Voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley

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The Founders Retreat Includes

  • 2 nights of luxury accommodation at the premier venue Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

  • 2 days of breakfast

  • Participants will be provided with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on select days during the event

  • Welcome drinks and dinner on arrival followed by an intimate bonfire experience

  • Welcome talk from a guest speaker- an experienced founder of multiple startup companies

  • A full day of tailored sessions led by industry experts, including developing business strategies, building high-performing teams, enhancing leadership skills and individual mentoring opportunities

  • Investor Talk with a scale-up-focused Venture Capital Fund

  • Exclusive wine tasting by a local winemaker

  • à la carte three-course dinner and drinks

  • Recreational activity to unwind including golf, horseback riding or a relaxing spa treatment

Early Bird Special



Save $1000. Valid until 29th Feb 2024. 

Do you meet these criteria?

A part of a scaling business

The business is revenue generating

Products and services are in market

The business has employees

Limited spots available, don't miss out! Use code EARLYBIRDSPECIAL

What You Can Expect

  • ​Unique networking opportunities with like-minded founders and decision-makers.

  • Guided facilitation to share and learn current business and leadership challenges with fellow leaders.

  • Curated tailored content focusing on business strategies, building high performing teams and leadership development.

  • Dedicated time to work ON your business and build growth strategies to achieve your ambitious goals.

  • A perfect balance of insightful discussions while enjoying yourself away from the day to day.

Audience and Lecturer

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday, 15th May 2024

  • Welcome drinks followed by dinner in the outdoor garden

  • Welcome talk with Tim FungAn exclusive Q&A session with Tim Fung, Founder of Airtasker. Tim will share learnings and experiences from starting a business with an idea to successfully building an international team and fundraising.

  • Bonfire Experience

Day 2: Thursday, 16th May 2024

  • Introduction 

  • Overcoming Business Challenges led by Bradley Delamare: Strategies for success

  • Panel Discussion

  • Business Section led by Florencia Tarielli: Define a clear path to growth
    Uncover business blockages and how to face them head-on. Dive into the art of setting Objectives, Key Results and Strategies for growth.

  • Team Section led by Hiam Sakakini: Building high-performing teams 

  • Explore how culture and diversity can enhance effective management to build high-performing teams.

  • Leadership Section led by Florencia Tarelli: Take your leadership from good to Great! 
    Gain profound self-awareness and learn how to excel as a leader in even the most challenging situations.


  • Wine Tasting Conclude the day with a pre-dinner tasting hosted by a local winery.

  • Dinner and Drinks 

Day 3: Friday, 17th May 2024

  • Breakfast

  • Investor Talk with Matthew BrowneAn exclusive Q&A session with Matthew Browne from Black Nova Venture Capital. Discover the latest investment trends and learn best practices to fund a business during high growth.

  • Closing Statement

  • Morning Activity: Choose between the following activities to unwind:

    • Golf ​

    • Horse Riding

    • Sp

  • Program Ends

Networking Event

Why Attend? 

  • Gain actionable insights and guided facilitation from industry experts to implement in your business.

  • Talk through and discuss solutions with other leaders that face similar challenges.

    Build long term and meaningful connections within a community of like minded individuals.

  • Acquire practical tools and strategies to accelerate business, culture and leadership growth. 

  • Enjoy yourself away from the office and team in an environment conducive to reflection and growth.

Exploring The Founders Retreat

Discover The Founders Retreat through an insightful discussion with industry experts Hiam Sakakini, Florencia Tarelli and Bradley Delamare. Gain valuable insights into the program and retreat experience, and learn why it's a must-attend event for founders and decision-makers seeking personal and professional growth.

Meet the Experts

Join accomplished experts at The Founders Retreat, facilitating and guiding you through pivotal sessions on business strategies, high-performance teams, and leadership growth.


Matthew Browne

Managing Partner of Black Nova Venture Capital


CEO of 
Tank Stream Labs

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Carolyn Breeze

CEO of

Scalare Partners 

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CEO of 

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Founder of

The Nudge Group

+ More experts to be announced soon!

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Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel, 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320.

Located less than two hours drive from Sydney’s CBD in the stunning, panoramic Hunter Valley countryside.


Wed 15th May - Fri 17th May 2024

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