Ian Scarffe’s experiences in the business world have allowed him valuable insight into every working aspect of an organization and the minds of millions of customers. He is a born Entrepreneur and since the age of 17 he has founded and developed more than twenty companies, during which time he experienced and survived everything from financial loss to stunning success. It’s these hands on experiences and the important lessons learnt, that he uses as the basis for forming further entrepreneurial ideas and supporting global entrepreneurship.
His business talents and intuition have earned him so much respect that he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for various board positions of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation - the premier, peer to peer, global community, network and resource for entrepreneurs, with more than 8,000 members worldwide with an average member sales US$17.3 million per year, in approximately 120 chapters and 40 countries.
Ian Scarffe was appointed by the Premier of South Australia Mr. Mike Rann as a Business Ambassador and was asked to represent Australia in his future global business dealings.
Specialties: Ian Scarffe’s outstanding entrepreneurial and commercial acumen, his entrepreneurial innovation and motivation, the capacity to work at strategic levels, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, his passion for customer service, wealth of knowledge and vast amounts of hands on experience in almost every role have proved to be valuable assets.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Stanford Business School: Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad, Lean Startup 2012
Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad
Steve Blank is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Translation: he has failed and--more often--succeeded, in a 21-year career building 8 Valley startups, including several with major IPO's. Along the way, he's learned an incredible amount, and has spent the last decade sharing what he's learned with entrepreneurs all over the world.
Author of two famous books on entrepreneurship, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, and--new this year--The Startup Owner's Manual, Steve teaches entrepreneurship at Udacity, Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, and other major universities worldwide. He was named "Master of Innovation" by Harvard Business Review and is an advisor to many successful entrepreneurs. He is also an avid conservationist, contributing generously to preserve the California Coast.
The Lean LaunchPad class is taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech, National Science Foundation and Udacity, the best online digital university.
The University of Adelaide Adelaide:
2001 Studied and successfully completed the Centre for Innovation and Business – Negotiation Skills Workshop program.
2001 Ian Scarffe was employed to mentor a group of University of Adelaide students in the Hewlett-Packard University of Adelaide - Entrepreneurs Challenge. As a result of Ian Scarffes input his group Paravididya was awarded 2nd prize in the inaugural event see http://www.adelaide.edu.au/echallenge/
2001 Ian Scarffe studied the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, released by the international renowned Kauffman Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the London Business School.
Adelaide, South Australia 1993:
Studied and successfully completed the Strategems Improving Quality Systems and Processes Workshop Program including the Australian Business Excellence Framework Program
Studied and successfully completed the Centre for Innovation and Hayes Knight Costing For Services Program
1986 Ian Scarffe studied and successfully completed the Success Motivational Institute Inc.- Professionalism in Selling.
Adelaide, South Australia 2003:
Studied and successfully completed the Young Entrepreneurs Organisation Sydney University Presented by UBS Wealth Management and The Thomas A Edison Foundation
Ian was invited by Business SA to become an acting panel member during the 2003 intake of the SAYES participant intake program.
Studied and successfully completed the Young Entrepreneurs Organisation Horizons Leader Forum.
Studied and successfully completed the South Australian Governments Centre for Innovation and Business Designing Smarter Projects.
Studied the Business Vision 2010 Making a Difference through benchmarking
Adelaide South Australia:
Studied and successfully completed the Life Pilot Workshop, presented by Peter H Thomas, Founder of Century 21.
Studied and successfully completed the Young Entrepreneurs Organisation Switzerland – St Moritz University, presented by Boulder Quantum Ventures
Adelaide, South Australia 1998:
Studied and successfully completed the MMA - Marketing for Services program.
Adelaide, South Australia 2005:
Studied and successfully completed the Proactive Trade Sale Strategic Workshop Training Program and Exit Ready Index.
Presented by Australias Leading Professor Professor of Entrepreneurship Dr. Tom McKaskill. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship Swinburne University and in conjunction with KPMG.
Adelaide, South Australia 1985: Business, Maths, Drama, Art/Design, Modern History, Marketing, Music, Science, Social Education,
; House Captain
; Pasadena Young Business Award
Adelaide, South Australia 2002:
Studied and successfully completed South Australian AIM Institute of Management analysing financial information for Corporate Enterprise.
Studied and successfully completed the Centre for Innovation and Business Marketing for Services Workshop program.
Studied and successfully completed the Commonwealth Governments Growing Investment to Grow Regional Business workshop program.
Studied and successfully completed the BDO - Strategic Planning for Growth Workshop program.
Ian was employed to mentor a group of Adelaide University students in the Hewlett-Packard Adelaide University Entrepreneurs Challenge. As a result of Ians input his group FashionTech was awarded 2nd prize in the inaugural event
Studied and successfully completed the Centre for Innovation and Business Successfully Contracting and Winning Tenders Workshop
- Business Ambassador Adelaide - South Australia http://www.saban.com.au
EO Entrepreneurs Organisation - http://www.eonetwork.org
Rotary – Adelaide South Australia
Inventory of Skills – Global - Adelaide South Australia
The Member Exchange – M2Mx.com
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training