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Andrew Nelson

Blue Ocean Strategy Australia

The best way to beat your competition is to stop trying to beat them. Instead, create new buyer value, create and capture new demand, and make the competition irrelevant. If you are swimming in…

Ariane Barker

CEO At Scale Investors

Ariane has 20 years’ experience in blue chip financial services companies in senior executive management roles, having worked until recently with JBWere at National Australia Bank in Melbourne, and prior to that in capital…

Chris Northwood

Executive Director and Co Founder at Activ8 Capital

Working with entrepreneurs in early stage growth businesses, providing management consulting, capital raising, distribution strategy advice, marketing plan development, investor communications and advisory services. +20 years experience across investment banking, entrepreneurial start-up ventures, operational…

Daniel Mumby

CEO/ Founder StartUp Foundation - accelerator, Angel Investor, Mentor, Advisor, Connector, Venture Catalyst, presenter

Since Daniel left the corporate life he has designed & created 15 ventures across broadband, ecommerce, hospitality, social networking, logistics, financial services and not-for-profit sectors. Daniel now invests his time & expertise as a…

Finbar O’Hanlon

Founder / Inventor / CEO : Linius Video Technology

Finbar's passion is to help others and organisations see a different perspective. He uses grounded theory and tools like P-Hacking, he helps organisations and boards in the protection against disruption. Seeing complex problems or…

Jamie Pride

Entrepreneur, VC & Author

As an entrepreneur, Jamie sold his first startup, Velteo, to New York-based System Integrator Bluewolf, and has founded over six technology startups. As an investor, he has raised more than $16 million in funding…

Judy Anderson

CEO At Startup Victoria

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…

Kate Cornick

CEO LaunchVic

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…

Kathryn Sforcina

co-Vice Chair I Founder I Angel Investor

She began her journey as a serial entrepreneur in the wellness space 20 years ago.  Since then, she has run and grown many companies in multiple industries and global markets.  Kathryn’s track record and…

Louise Broekman

Founder & CEO, Advisory Board Centre

Louise founded the Advisory Board Centre, a community dedicated to supporting businesses to increase competitiveness, foster innovation and drive economic impact through effective engagement with Advisors. Louise mentors in the tech startup space including…

Matthew Pinter

Billfolda Equity Crowdfunding and Head of Crowd Funding Institute of Australia

A dynamic, resourceful and commercially astute professional focused on helping high achieving teams to scale market opportunities quickly. He's passionate about innovation, the early stage ecosystem, and the power of alternative finance to reduce…

Paul Miller

Founding Partner, ExitCatalyst

Having seen too many owners simply wind down their businesses after many unsuccessful attempts to find an acquirer, we decided we would set up ExitCatalyst to work with these owners and their Managers to…

Penelope Lane

CEO Optix Advisory & Angel Investor

My purpose is to improve medical and healthcare economic and social outcomes through the application of business expertise. Consulting, Strategy and Commercialisation expertise working in Medicine, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Private, public sectors…

Peter Devine

Chief Executive Officer at Uniseed

CEO of Uniseed since 2006, taking on the management of Uniseed's second fund of $40 million, which provided a number of high profile exits.  Uniseed started its third fund in March 2016, a $50…

Philip Nowell

CEO, Ontogo Pty Ltd

Phil is a global business traveller, having lived and worked in the UK, Australia and the USA, developing a lifetime of experience building businesses across the healthcare sector. He has a great story to…

Tamara Mills

MD Quantum Innovation Fund Management

Ms Tamara Mills, MBA, MHEcon, BSc, GAICD Ms Tamara Mills is Managing Director of Quantum Medical Innovation Fund (QMIF), a high calibre medical technology investment fund facilitating strategic investments in the equity and equity-linked…

Tristan Boyd

Slipstream commercialisation and Entrepreneurs Organisation

Over the last 20 years of Tristan has acquired a concentration of experience and expertise to assist with strategy & execution, ideation, operational management, corporate development, commercial positioning, investment planning, coaching, advisory & consultancy roles…