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StartUp Northern Rivers Meetup

By May 12,2022 April 19th, 2022 No Comments

The journey to building the cleanest energy provider in Australia and a tech unicorn from the Northern Rivers

Thu 12th May 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Byron Bay Services Club

Bringing our community together, to connect, network, share and learn, be inspired, foster opportunities and collaborations. Join us for the next meetup.

Introducing StartUp Northern Rivers meetups – gatherings for our region-wide entre/intrapreneur community to connect and hear from inspiring innovators across Digital, Tech, and Regen.

Our first SNR Meetup for 2022 is happening on Thursday, 12 May 2022, at the Byron Bay Services Club. This event will start with an Interview with Felicity Stening, CEO and Managing Director of Enova, a Community owned / NFP energy provider.

They recently ranked Number 1 in the Greenpeace Green Energy Guide Australian wide and will share their growth journey.

Felicity will be followed by Chris Jewell, CEO of Zepto to talk about the challenge to building and scaling a world class company from Byron.

Chris will walk us through the Journey to building a tech unicorn in the Northern Rivers.

Bio – Felicity Stening

Felicity Stening is at the helm of innovative social enterprise and energy retailer, Enova Community Energy – established to build self-sustaining and resilient communities through locally generated and shared renewable energy, helping communities transition to renewables without leaving anyone behind; to keep jobs and profits in local communities; and to reduce carbon emissions.

Enova’s new approach helps communities develop their own renewable energy projects including solar gardens and microgrids. Enova returns 50% of profits back to communities via renewable energy projects through its not-for-profit arm, Enova Community.

Felicity’s career has been driven by a long-held and strong drive to create a sustainable future for all. She is passionate about delivering meaningful social and environmental impact.

Bio – Chris Jewell 

Chris Jewell is the CEO of Zepto, a local Byron Bay based payments fintech company.

Zepto is headquartered in the Byron industrial estate and now employs close to 70 people across 5 states.  Zepto focuses on innovation around payments for large businesses, and in January alone processed close to $4 billion of payments for Australian businesses.

Press Links:

Australian FinTech


We’ll also have time for meaningful connecting around these inspiring conversations, and we look forward to seeing you there. This event is brought to you in partnership with Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) and Hello Again, and all BBCC members are able to access discounted tickets.

Chamber Members $20 or General Entry $25 includes pizza + arrival drink

6pm start  ꟾ  8.30pm finish


Please note: You may be photographed or filmed for marketing purposes while attending this event. Please advise the organiser if you have questions, concerns, or do not wish this to happen. As an attendee, you will be added to the SBP mailing list for event correspondence, follow up and upcoming event information. The option to unsubscribe is available at any time.

Please note: We will be adhering to Covid safe regulations at this event for the well-being of all of our guests and will update any requirements closer to the event in line with the current restrictions.