Judy is the CEO of Startup Victoria, a not-for-profit, membership-based organiser of some of the biggest startup events in Melbourne/Victoria. Startup Victoria's community numbers more than 12,000+ practising and aspiring startup founders. Judy's focus is on helping Melbourne become a world-class startup ecosystem.
Judy’s career has had a laser focus – to help people and organisations make innovation repeatable, scalable and profitable. Her business degree focussed on Entrepreneurship, during which she studied International Business at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in France and represented RMIT at the Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organisation Conference in Chicago, USA.
Having spent the last four and a half years at Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, Judy has built a reputation as a world-class thought leader and keynote speaker on all things innovation. Before joining Inventium, she managed the National Innovation Program for Deloitte Australia, helping people to tackle client challenges, generate creative solutions and ultimately capture the value being created in the market.
As an entrepreneur at heart, Judy is also working on 2 startups of her own.