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Growth Manager at 90 Seconds
Founder and Managing Director of KDPR
CEO Powershop Australia and Meridian Energy Australia
Roey is the Paid Growth & Customer Analytics manager at Envato, in charge of acquiring customers for Envato's world leading online marketplaces. Prior to that, he has worked at Wix.com in a variety of roles and channels stretching from paid search and affiliates to Superbowl ad campaigns.
Creative Director, programming & partnerships manager and Founder of Myriad
Managing Director and CEO at ResponSight
Founder and CEO of #CorporateAdvice
Founder and Managing Director of Global Value Partners
Hidi has over 18 years operational experience having worked at various consulting firms, investment banks, IT firms, and a number of startups in Australia and Japan. Originally from Melbourne, he now resides in Tokyo.
Lawyer, entrepreneur and Founder of Law Squared
Demetrio specialises in commercial law and commercial litigation, having worked with many corporates, SME’s, entrepreneurs and ASX companies. Demetrio has also founded/co-founded 6 businesses, one of which being Law Squared which recently won the 2016 Lexis Nexis Legal Innovation Index award and is quickly becoming Australia's leading new-gen law firm for entrepreneurs and start-ups
Since founding Law Squared , Demetrio is focused on disrupting the traditional law firm model by providing proactive and sound advice and judgment to clients in a more human and meaningful way. Demetrio is also an active participant in the not for profit community particularly as Director for the Centre for Multicultural Youth board and If Not Now Then When, and a board sub-committee member of VicDeaf
Corporate and commercial lawyer
Penny is a corporate and commercial lawyer experienced in negotiating and drafting of a wide variety of commercial documents including sale of business/shares, manufacturing, supply/distribution agreements, service agreements, partnerships and joint venture documentation.
Penny joined Shiff & Company in early 2015, having previously worked at a national law firm. She has also had experience as in-house counsel at the Food Standards Agency and BBC in London and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.
Alex is an IP/entertainment, commercial and dispute resolution lawyer who works predominantly with clients from the fields of screen media, IT,communications, the arts, entertainment, innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Alex is the Company Secretary of the Girls on Film Festival. She has previously been Chair of the National Young Writers' Festival, the Company Secretary of the fine-art organization NETS Victoria, a business advisor to the Human RightsArts Film Festival, and an advisor to the Games and Experimental Entertainment Laboratory (GEElab).
Dr Zivit Inbar is a People and Performance expert in the field of Technology VC’s and Startups.
An Industry Professor in the MBA Program at Deakin (Melbourne), Zivit is a non-executive director, senior executive, advisory board member and acting chair with over 15 years’ leadership experience at board and executive levels.
Technology entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Billing Bureau.
David is an experienced technology entrepreneur, strategic thinker and adviser, philanthropist and not-for-profit innovator, public speaker and writer.
Founder of Billing Bureau, a premium provider of billing services to Australian mini telcos, he is now expanding & reinventing it to meet the needs of the evolving subscription economy. Along the way, he created several other synergistic companies in the telco space providing wholesale and retail enabling services.
He is a founder and director of several not-for-profits within the Jewish community, focussing on innovation, engaging the next generation, and education.
Level 5 South Tower, 459 Collins St , Melbourne
Angel Investor & Partner at Giant Leap Fund
Strategy & Impact, VPat Giant Leap Fund
Adam is a business strategist with a proven track record in consumer marketing, ecommerce and innovation. He has a passion for technology and investing and is committed to helping entrepreneurs create great businesses.
Adam is an investor and director of YourGrocer.com.au, and secured investments in a range of early stage businesses including Uber, Spotify, Fiverr, Duolingo and 23andMe.
Startup GM and
CTO at Versent
Founder, Fitzroy Academy
Co-Founder and CEO
Morgan Ranieri is the co-founder of YourGrocer, an online marketplace that connects busy people with their local, fresh produce retailers.
Morgan also co-founded Thankyou Group in 2008, a social enterprise connecting consumers with issues in developing countries.
CEO at Scale Investors Ltd
Laura McKenzie is the CEO of Scale, a female focused network with ~100 Angel investors. They have collectively invested almost $4m in 8 female led early stage businesses to date. Prior to Scale, Laura had experience in venture capital (Starfish Ventures) and micro finance (Opportunity International) and corporate finance (PwC).