Speakers Profile - Rebekah Campbell


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Rebekah is a serial entrepreneur who has played a lead role in the disruption of two industries: music and hospitality payments. She is innovative, energetic and passionate about driving change. Rebekah writes extensively about entrepreneurship in her column for AFR ‘Boss Magazine’ and held a fortnightly column with The New York Times from 2013 - 2015. She was named APEC’s Young Woman Innovator in 2013 and a ‘Women of Influence’ in 2015.

Rebekah’s latest company ‘Hey You’ is Australia’s largest mobile ordering and payments platform for cafes and quick service restaurants. Hey You enables customers to discover and build relationships with store-owners, order and pay via their mobile phones and gain loyalty instantly. The app is used by 350,000 Australians, 1000 local café owners, processes more than 130,000 transactions per week with rapid growth and recently closed a $10M investment round led by Westpac.

Rebekah previously worked as an entrepreneur in the music industry where she pioneered new business models that revolutionised the relationship between record label and artist. Her company ‘Scorpio Music’ developed the careers of some of Australia's biggest stars: Evermore, Katie Noonan / George, Matt Corby, Operator Please and Lisa Mitchell. In 2010, Rebekah launched a technology platform that enabled music fans to earn income by promoting concerts online. The business grossed over $2 million in sales in the first 18 months and later sold to Future Music.

Rebekah’s current focus is on the future of work. She serves on the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council and has conducted extensive research into labour market trends, the attributes of high growth firms and what determines the successful development of innovation hubs and precincts. Rebekah has a particular interest in improving the career guidance services provided to students and those looking to change career.

Rebekah serves on the advisory board of Kidpreneur, an organisation that teaches 8-12 year-olds how to start businesses and previously as Chairperson of Chapel By The Sea, a large community centre providing housing, wellbeing support and childcare at Bondi Beach and as advisor to Oaktree, Australia’s pre-eminent youth-led development and aid foundation.