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Everyday Zero is on a mission to make sustainability effortless. We’re developing a toolkit for commercial building managers to audit and reduce waste stream contamination and increase diversion at the bin. We’re currently running a pilot program at Barangaroo International Towers, the Ventia Head Office & a number of others coming soon. Backstory: After working on developing a direct consumer beverage brand, Cocomad, my business partner (Raveen) and myself became increasingly concerned about waste - specifically from single use plastics. To solve this, we created a zero waste snack delivery business called Everyday Zero. This product was cool (we had 2 customers), but wasn’t scalable or a need for many businesses - our customers kept talking to us about waste diversion & contamination. This led us to our current product - the ELE (End Of Lifecycle Experience).
Daniel Francis Entertainment
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Notable Points: Achieved best growth after doubling down on a market segment in events ($12k/M) - Weddings & Roving Bands. The new focus allowed us to systemise processes with a mixture of tech and written procedures. This enabled to spend more time on revenue drivers → Customer relationships & word-of-mouth. All our internal tech is built in-house by me. I work with one booking manager, Ned, who handles all of our bookings. I cover the backend and marketing. This business is 90% automated. You can book a band by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Say hi 👋!
https://www.danielfrancis.com.au https://rovingbands.danielfrancis.com.au https://www.contractors-dfe.com.au
Currently working here on the “BrightWrite” analytics product as a software engineer.
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Cocomad is a King Coconut Water ecommerce brand. Check us out on Tiktok or at cocomad.co! #unconventionallypremium. We successfully validated that there was not going to be a large market demand for this product without extensive brand development. We were also concerned about the amount of waste we were producing just as a small time ecom brand (seriously). To solve this, we started Everyday Zero.
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Myself and my business partner, Raveen, did a full market analysis of ecommerce in Australia (and to an extent in the US) and decided that personalised cosmetics was going to be a growth area in the next 2-5 years. We developed a brand, marketing plan and schematics for a product but ultimately decided to shelve the concept. We were struggling with marketing the product and empathising with our target customer correctly. To fix this we’ve decided to start a new brand, Cocomad (see above), which we believe will be a simpler brand for us to execute on.
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I love events, music & tech. I teamed up with an events producer and artist manager friend of mine, Harold, to build out a custom Proof Of Attendance app for live events. We’re in the process of beta testing at Vivid! See my vlog
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Vision - Information published on the internet needs to have an easily verifiable source. A WIP that is currently backlogged due to other projects taking more precedence!
Software Engineer Intern
Scored an internship with an awesome company where I was already an advocate of the product. I assembled a team that ended up winning our internal company Hackathon. This feature has now been deployed as “Video Bids”. Check it out by posting a job on freelancer.com
Recently my Uncle forgot a password to a really important excel spreadsheet. He called me to ‘crack’ the password and I thought it might be a good idea for a ‘microsaas’ business. Rather than building out the whole app, i’m hosting a single page app with an email where you can submit your locked up .xls file! If there are enough hits, i’ll build it out. It’s been a good op to learn google ads and try a different way of gauging a product! Update: Got some responses but not enough to be viable financially.
Junior Software Developer
It was a privilege to work with 2 incredibly intelligent founders early in their startup’s journey. The product, concept and execution is fantastic.
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Worked on building out a SAAS for event managers with Wilson Hou and Raveen Senanayake. Ended up not quite panning out but there were some awesome learnings around product, people and clients! You can read more at blog.jackpurdon.io.
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After working with the Labour hire business in Sydney, Sendon did the due dilligence around releasing a SAAS for Labour Hire businesses. It’s a crowded space.
Thought the interface for when2meet.com wasn’t great and could be improved. Spent 1 week with the aim of launching the MVP.
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A software consulting company started by myself and Raveen Senanayake in order to grow our software expertise. We worked on a custom implementation of a HRMS with a labour-hire business.
TJ & Co.
The first business I started straight out of school with a friend. As with many first businesses, this one failed and I reformed it into my own business, “Daniel Francis Entertainment”.
Professional Trumpet Player
Lived out a long time passion of mine - playing music on the trumpet! I’ve performed on TV Shows such as "The Voice Australia", "X Factor", "The Bachelorette" and "The Set". I’ve also recorded, performed or toured with artists such as Guy Sebastian, Tijuana Cartel, The Potbelleez, Josh Pyke, James Morrison, Jacob Stone (Bluejuice), Jordan Raskopoulos (Axis Of Awesome), Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), Casey Donovan (Eurovision), Ray Beadle, Boomchild, Fannie Lumsden Et al.
I personally really value the learnings in teaching. I always strived to make time to teach 1-2 hours a week for this reason. (Gotta start teaching coding!!).