Mr Smith has grown his business from a few local customers in Central West NSW to supplying some of Australia’s biggest brands, including Qantas, where traditional Wiradjuri foods are available for passengers from across the globe.
“I’ll be digging into the story of my business Dreamtime Tuka from start to finish. Everything from the initial idea, through the journey of being a startup, the growth and development stages following launch through to today,” he said.
“I’ll be talking about everything – the highs, the lows, the challenges and what I’ve learned. Dreamtime Tuka has grown from an idea to working with Qantas in a few short years and I feel there’s a lot I can share from my journey to help entrepreneurs launch their ideas.”
Mr Smith said Dreamtime Tuka is a 100 per cent Aboriginal owned company based in Wellington NSW.
“We specialise in developing, producing, manufacturing and selling Indigenous flavoured food products across the Hospitality Industry. We use well known Indigenous spices and ingredients such as Cinnamon Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Wattleseed, Rainforest Plum jam and Bush Plum jam,” he said.
“I think the story of Dreamtime Tuka is important to share because I want to spark the creation of new industries in the region and create new opportunities for employment, apprenticeships and traineeships.”
The meeting is free and open to the public. Register for the event through the FoundX website www.foundx.com