As our lives increasingly move online, it’s important to maintain real public spaces—both for the local economy and to keep our communities vibrant and engaged.
Returning to his hometown of Newcastle, Marcus Westbury planned to start a trendy shopfront bar, but after counting 150 empty spaces on the main streets he started to think about how he could help people open their own businesses.
Food has the power to connect across cultures. Growing up in a multicultural suburb in North Melbourne, Loretta Bolotin learnt this at a young age. Combining her work in the refugee sector with her experience of connection through food and community, Loretta co-founded an enterprise to help newly-arrived refugees start their own businesses.
The Few Who Do with CGU Insurance. Two hosts, one problem, two possibilities.
Marcus Westbury, Founder of Renew Newcastle
Loretta Bolotin, Co-Founder and CEO of Free to Feed
Hamed Allahyari , co-owner Cafe Sunshine