About the FoundersCo-founders Alan Smith and Teresa Lindsay are down-to-earth entrepreneurs who created Vic42 from their two main passions in life - people and celebration!
Photographer & Entrepreneurial Mogul
Alan Smith’s entrepreneurial career began at age 24 when he founded a successful commercial aerospace engineering company with his father and brother. He is currently the founder and primary share holder of Oprius Software, a leading online customer follow-up system. As a published author, he writes for the quarterly journal "Photograph", teaches photography locally, and has a studio in Victoria. Alan thrives where entrepreneurialism, creativity, photography, and people collide!
Fashion Stylist & Entrepreneurial Driver
Teresa Lindsay launched her own consulting company as a professional fashion stylist at 21. Brought up by an entrepreneurial family, she had the confidence to engage media, educate large corporations, and train stylists. She developed Eaton’s local shopping department and was contracted to produce elaborate marketing campaigns for world famous brands as a television host on cruise ships. While contributing fashion editorial to several local publications, her focus is always about shaping people's personal style or building their brand.
Vic42LIVE Community Support ProgramSupporting the inspiring and interesting people of your city! Program 100% of Vic42 Partnership Proceeds go to the Vic42LIVE Community Support Program which was designed to create vital exposure for the inspiring, interesting, and up and coming talent in our community. The person Vic42 showcases is provide the following development package:
Front Page ExposureHigh-level content exposure for one week on vic42.com, social media, and email to subscribers. Social Media Communications (ongoing) Relaying and creating messages, posts and content that is relatable to their story.
Studio Space (8 hours per year)White canvas location for which anything is possible, from art shows to recording sessions.
Imagery (3 Sessions)Photos for website pages, album covers, book covers, behind the scenes on stage, and curtail promotion marketing materials.
Event PR (1 session)Promoting or supporting a cause, launch party, campaign or crowd funding.
Marketing and Business Consulting (4 hours)Knowledge on next steps, connections in the community, how to, image and branding.
Vic42 Presents Workshop (max. 4 per year)Every month the Vic42LIVE calendar hosts speaking, live entertainment and much more!
Why the name Vic42?
The name Vic42 stems from the novel - The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. In short, the story takes place on an imaginary space-age planet they have a computer that can provide the answer to everything. The community asks the computer, “What is the answer to life the universe and everything?” After many years and great anticipation, the computer spits out the number 42.
For Alan and Teresa the answer to Life, the Universe and everything Victoria is it’s people.
Participate in Vic42 - everyone can celebrate, contribute and support the Vic42 community! Read, share and connect.
Help us celebrate by submitting names of talented individuals who are living beyond the norm and fulfilling their passion! Contact us via email to the address: teresa (at) vic42.com