Startup Stories - Amanda Falconer (Bestie Kitchen)

6 Oct 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Amanda Falconer

Self-proclaimed foodie and dog-parent, Amanda Falconer founded Bestie Kitchen to keep her dogs fed healthier, nutritious food which would help them live longer lives. She began her journey in her kitchen with a compounding chemist, trying to create foods using natural nutraceutical supplements. Eventually she created her ‘Health Jellies’, which are research-based, vet-formulated daily health jellies, which support a dog from pup to senior.

Amanda began working with CSIRO under the Kick-Start program to create a product at scale. She’s since been awarded commercialisation funding from the Federal Government's Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) with a total project commitment of $344,850 and $149,925 provided in co-funding. These funds will establish a manufacturing line and finalise the development of the gummy chews, all from their new location in Mayfield West.

Join us for Startup Stories and hear Amanda’s inspiring story and how she’s building Bestie Kitchen to be a well-known, trusted and used brand of therapeutic supplements that's making a real difference in the lives of pets and pet parents in Australia and Asian markets.

Event is free but registration essential

Order of Proceedings

8:00AM - Zoom webinar commences

8:05AM - Housekeeping and introduction

8:10AM - Overview from Amanda Falconer

8:20AM - Participant submitted Q&A

8:50AM - Additional Q&A with live audience

9:00AM - Event concludes


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