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Venue: Bar Lourinha
37 Little Collins Street

12th June 2018 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm

$80.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 10th June 2018

A spirited entrepreneur

Members Lunch with David Vitale

12th June 2018

Starward whisky is more than just Australia's biggest single malt producer.

Behind the scenes is a story of audacity and risk; how lack of venture capital almost sank the enterprise, why Melbourne is the best place in the world to make whisky, and how an Australian brand can differentiate itself in a crowded global beverage market. 

David Vitale founded what is now Starward a little more than a decade ago and made incredible personal sacrifices to bring it to the point where it now has a strategic investment from Diageo (the world's largest whisky producer) and on it's way to becoming an Australian icon. He leads innovation, product development and marketing, and his signature is on every award winning bottle.

This is a chance to hear the real warts and all story from a new generation of Melbourne entrepreneurs. 

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