Ep 53: Planting the seed for success

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to Seedlab Australia co-founder Hazel McTavish-West on what it takes to create a successful business.


In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry is joined by the co-founder and CEO of incubator and accelerator program Seedlab Australia, Hazel MacTavish-West, to discuss what it takes to help a micro business grow and succeed.

We explore how Seedlab works with food, drink, personal and home care product businesses to get their products onto supermarket shelves. Hazel gives us an insight into their Bootcamp Incubator and Cultivate Accelerator programs, and the lessons and experiences that businesses can expect. 

The discussion also explores the trends that consumers and businesses can expect in the sustainable product market.


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Host: Kim Berry
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