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The Lady Tradie
Aimee
Tech / Innovation

A one stop powerhouse of ideas who embraces making mistakes.

M8 Ventures
Alan
Tech / Innovation

Alan is a tech investor, radio host, founder, coach, and t-shirt designer– you really wonder what sort of person he might be!

Artesian
Ananya
Tech / Innovation

A venture capital investor passionate about closing the gender funding gap across the startup landscape.

Flohh
Ange
Tech / Innovation

Founder of Flohh, an online assessment platform designed by teachers, for teachers.

Misti
Anushi
Health / Wellbeing

After 15 years of dedicated research Anushi and her team have created a breakthrough technology with world-changing potential, Misti.

The Base Collective
Cassie
Health / Wellbeing

Cassie decided to use her pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations knowledge to create a clean, green and safe magnesium-based product range.

Tech Australia Advocates
Claire
Tech / Innovation

As the Head of Ecosystem at Rainmaking APAC, Claire has over 15 years of experience in international trade, technology, sustainability, and innovation.

Earlywork
Dan
Tech / Innovation

Dan is on a mission to close the education-careers gap by building the fastest, fairest pathway to begin a career in tech with Australia’s first tech sales bootcamp, Earlywork Academy.

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
David
Tech / Innovation

David is one of the nation's leading technology reporters and editors. He has been writing about Australia's startup industry for longer than most in the business!

Tech Australia Advocates
Dickie
Tech / Innovation

Champions Australia’s startup ecosystem whenever he can on his mission to make this sector stronger, globally.

Female Startup Club
Doone
Advocacy / Inclusion

Doone is on a mission to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs in this country and change the ‘two percent statistics’ and empower young women to create wealth through the work they do.

Realbase
Frank
Tech / Innovation

Frank helped launch and scale a cloud-based platform that simplifies and streamlines the marketing process for real estate agencies, offering services like photography, floor plans, video, brochures, signboards, and more.

Andromeda
Grace
Tech / Innovation

Robotics engineer, a Mechatronics Engineering graduate from The University of Melbourne, and the founder of robotics and AI startup Andromeda.

Third Hemisphere
Hannah
Climate / Sustainability

Hannah Moreno is an outspoken feminist author, social justice advocate, and the founder and Managing Director of climate, tech and finance PR and marketing firm, Third Hemisphere.

Tractor Ventures
Jodie
Tech / Innovation

Jodie is passionate about helping businesses start and grow and boy, does she have some amazing stories for you!

Skale Studio
Joumana
Creative Industry

Joumana has begun a number of startups and has much to say about just starting, the algorithms, the best way to grow your team and a few habits she thinks have really set her up to do the best she can.

CareAbout
Kyra-Bae
Advocacy / Inclusion

Kyra firmly believes that providing the right information and guidance at the right time can significantly impact someone's life.

SeenCulture
Lea
Advocacy / Inclusion

Lea’s vast areas of expertise span almost everything you need to know to build successful startups from relationship building, customer success, marketing operations, strategic planning, clever communications and everything else in between.

Like Family
Mathieu
Advocacy / Inclusion

Mat is a brilliant communicator and is as comfortable in a corporate setting as he is in an intimate informal environment, just hand him the microphone and he’ll do the rest.

Birchal
Matt
Tech / Innovation

Matt is passionate about supporting Australian entrepreneurs to do their best by simplifying the way they raise capital.

Startmate
Michael
Tech / Innovation

Michael is a sharp, passionate and entertaining speaker who has a finance and consulting background and believes that startups are all about people finding the answers to problems for themselves.

HEX, Stint
Nathan
Tech / Innovation

Nathan loves waving the flag for Australia's startup community and is happy to share his experiences of being a founder, working in startups and partnering with the right people to build successful communities.

INFIX Creative Studio
Niamh
Creative Industry

Niamh's communications and storytelling strategies have generated millions for organisations across the globe through crowd sourcing funding, private investment, brand growth and community fundraising.

AWS
Nikita
Tech / Innovation

Nikita is a Startup Advisor at AWS, Airtree Explorer and a passionate angel investor assisting Australian startups, with a particular interest in supporting female founded, deep tech and AI startups.

SeenCulture
Nikki
Advocacy / Inclusion

Began SeenCulture, a diversity, equity and inclusion platform that combines data science with behaviour science to analyse an employee’s personality and strengths as well as areas they can improve on when it comes to workplace performance.

Paul McCann
Paul
Creative Industry

McCann explores modern and abstract ways to bring his traditional culture to red carpets and festival runways.

SportsGrad
Reuben
Health / Wellbeing

Launched SportsGrad – a private network designed to help future leaders break into the sports industry.

Dadfit
Ryan
Health / Wellbeing

Ryan leads a growing community on a mission to make dadding a team sport.

SportsGrad
Ryan
Health / Wellbeing

Ryan spends his days helping others land their own dream jobs across the sporting world through his business SportsGrad which he founded with his good mate Reuben Williams.

Startup Speakers
Sam
Tech / Innovation

Apart from founding Startup Speakers, Sam has worked as the Head of Commercial at Acusensus, a world leader in road safety technology, where he helped secure over $120 million in contracted revenue in four years, he co-founded an online conveyancing business Settle Easy, facilitates the Regional Angel Investor Network and has founded Almaliki & Co, which provides cross-industry solutions to businesses and governments.

Alt. Leather and LOM Australia
Tina
Climate / Sustainability

When Tina began Alt. Leather in mid-2022, she had no idea how much she didn’t know about disrupting the $70 billion plastic leather industry.

Overnight Success
Will
Tech / Innovation

Will Richards is a co-founder of Overnight Success, a weekly newsletter on a mission to make the Aussie startup and VC ecosystem more accessible, transparent and connected.

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