At our wonderful roundtable on successful change and transformation last week, our Centre for Optimism member Matt Lanigan's realistic practical entrepreneurs' optimism shone like a shining star. People wanted to make our next face-to-face session a conversation on led by Matt.
Matt Lanigan is an entrepreneur and the passionate Co-Founder and Managing Director at Rent Converters - an end to end service helping First Home Buyers and Investors get into the New Home Build Space
We have hit upon a roundtable at 4 pm on 31 May in Collins Street, Melbourne.
Plan for the Gathering: Round Table of around 12-15 people
- Matt to talk about his experiences of more than 10 start-ups since he was 18, the good and the bad, and the he has learned about the infectious optimism needed. He'll talk about kindly and positively dealing with pessimists too.
- Conversation drawing together the experiences of everyone in the room and their questions of Matt and each other.
There will be light refreshments and feel free to bring a bottle of something.
More about Matt:
Matt loved to work hard and serve the community from a very young age. His first job was as a delivery boy for the local chemist delivering prescription drugs to the elderly in his neighbourhood on his pushy. Matt then moved into hospitality, where he would spend 24 years - the first four years being professionally trained and then the following 20, starting his own businesses ranging from bars, cafes, function spaces, events brands, management companies, ticketing tech businesses, and consulting.
After some impressive achievements, Matt decided it was time to take his learnings from each start-up and find a more rewarding way to serve the community in his other true passion - the property sector. After gaining the necessary experience by taking consulting roles in a traditional established agency, a franchise start-up, a high net worth family developer on Collins St, and acquiring full commercial licenses in Victoria and NSW, Matt decided it was time to go out on his own once again. Selling off the plan apartments was not fulfilling enough for Matt, and thus the newest venture, Rent Converters, was formed.
The Rent Converters' mission is simply "Helping more Australians achieve their goals of owning a New-built Home."
Matt can't wait to share the highs, the lows, and everything in between on how this Forever Optimist strives for greatness in everything he does.