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Meet the
Scalefest Team

18 Oct


Sydney Singapore London NYC


Scalefest started as a response to a question:

Where are the events for ScaleUps?

The answer was pretty clear - they were not really anywhere to be found. So I started looking around for how to create such an event.

Being an event-aficionado myself I also wanted to address my biggest pet–peeve. People come to so many events, have a good time, hear great speakers. And change … nothing. It really riles me.

- Mike Boorn Plener, Founder, Scalefest

So Scalefest is really different.

Yes there is Inspiration, Aspiration and Transformation. But there is also implementation. We make sure you have the people, the tools and the resources around you so it doesn’t just become a nice event but a pivotal point in the growth and development of your vision. And we make sure that is equally true whether your vision is to change the world or change your local community. Whether you’re dreaming of billions or millions. 

Scalefest today wouldn’t be more than a great idea was it not for the amazing people that have backed up behind the event. You’ll see some of these great minds and souls right here.

We want you to reach out and engage. We want to ensure we reach out to the farthest recesses of the global business and ScaleUp community. Please join us online here or ping me directly here if you have questions, comments, praise or criticism.

We’re looking forward to being part of your Scale journey; please share with us your journey so far and where you’re heading.

Scalefest Team

Mike Boorn Plener

Founder & CEO

Business Growth Specialist. Founder of Scalefest and Catapult. Equity Investing expert. Marketing afficionado.

Rhod Williams


Successful executive across retail and B2B with roles spanning across CEO, Operations and advisory board roles Alan Hedges, Operations Mgr Seasoned operational expert across TV shows like Shark tank, startups and corporates with a deep understanding of the challenges met by fast–growing young businesses.

Jan Koch

Jan Koch

Scalefest Success Director

Producing industry-leading summits with authors, coaches and entrepreneurs worldwide. Have hosted over 200,000 participants in the past 6 years

Sear Nashar

Sera Nashar

Investor Relations

Experienced Executive Assistant with a background in financial services. Skilled in communication, presentation, and scheduling. Strong administrative professional with a diploma in Financial Planning from Monarch Institute.

Quinn Lucas


Significant business experience in setup and rapid growth of business across Asia. Entrepreneur & investor.