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Kate Cornick

CEO LaunchVic

Dr Kate Cornick is CEO of LaunchVic, an independent company established by the Victorian Government to support and grow the state’s startup ecosystem. Kate has extensive experience in both business and academia and has also served on the board of Broadband World Congress.

Dr Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s startup development agency.

Kate is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society more broadly, and has considerable experience in technology innovation across start-ups, academia, corporates and government.

Most recently, Kate led the development of human resources technology start-up Rision Ltd, creating new products, partnerships, sales and ultimately a listing on the ASX.

Kate sits on a number of boards including the Victorian Government Innovation Expert Panel, The Charles Sturt University Council and the AIIA Victoria Council.

Kate is a telecommunications engineer and was involved in policy development for the NBN. She has held the positions of Senior Telecommunications Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and has also worked as a General Manager at NBN Co.

Kate Cornick undertook her PhD in optical telecommunications at the University of Melbourne and, as part of her studies, spent time at AT&T Research Laboratories, USA.