MEET THE MENTORS

PAST & PRESENT

These legends are forces to be reckoned with ūüí°

Chris Naoumidis

Co-Founder of Mindset Health 

YCombinator Alumni 

Startmate Alumni 

Sakshi Thakur

Founder & CEO of Humanism Global

Senior Associate at YLab Global 

Masters of Entrepreneurship @ Wade Institute 

Usman Iftikhar

CEO of Catalysr

Stanford Grad 

2018 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Emilee Freeman

COO of Future Isle 

Former CEO at Oaktree Tasmania 

 

Ashley Eadon

Youth Advocate for the United Nations

Winner of ABC Heywire

Abena Ofori

Impact Manager @ Melbourne Accelerator 

Former Operations @ ygap

Former Operations Manager @ Earth Hour Global

Paul Napthali

Managing Partner of Rampersand VC

Former VP Global Marketing @ Jajah

Shuxi Wang

Analyst @ Accenture

Former Operations Manager @ ACASE

Former Global Marketing Manager @ Robogals

Abs Bulbuliya

Program Director,  Startupbootcamp Australia

Former Renewable Manager @ ENGIE

Katherine Roan

Head of Professional Learning @ Edapt Education

Associate @ Edrolo 

Co-Founder @ Paper Plains

 

Aaron Ngan

CEO @ Junior Achievement Australia

Board Member @ UTS Young Alumni

Entrepreneurship Facilitator @ University of Technology Sydney

Rukmini Babu

Business Development @ Humanism

Former Community Lead @ 100 Coffee Movement

Fouad Elsaadi

Operations Coordinator @ Hatchquarter

Former Growth Marketing @ Twospace

Georgina Lewis

Service Designer @ Smith Family

Former Designer @ Medibank

Department of Premier & Cabinet

Josh Farr

Founder @ Campus Consultancy

Captain @ Tony Robbins Foundation

Entrepreneur in Residence @ StartWest

and more …

MEET THE JUDGES

Claire Rogers

Angel @ Scale Investors

Former CEO @ World Vision Australia

Robin Lim

Co-Founder of M.A.T.E.S for Change

Former Head of Mortgages @ NAB

Sharndré Kushor

COO @ Crimson Education

Woman of the Year in Business & Innovation

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Consumer Tech

Kevin Xiao 

Founder of Breakthrough Labs

Managing Director @ Breakthrough Education

Vannary Kong

Co-Founder at the World is Watching

Harvard Grad

UN Youth Ambassador (Vietnam)

Ashley Argoon

Education Editor @ Herald Sun

Journalist @ Border Mail

Dmitri Dalla-Riva

Managing Director @ Learnmate

Udemy Instructor

Talitha Devadass

CEO of Future Isle

Former Program Manager @ Van Diemen Project

Former Program Facilitator @ Illuminate Education

Steven Farrugia

Founder & CEO of Sharetree

Co-Founder of Vative Academy

Shanaka Jayakody

Co-Founder @ Trendy Rhino

Non-Executive Director @ Singularity Media Group 

Shani Cain

CEO of Oaktree

Board Director @ ACFID

Multicultural Youth Worker @ CMY

Moyi Zheng

Principal Adviser (COVID19) @ Department of Jobs

Manager @ Melbourne City Mission

Policy Project Manager  РEU Exit @ Department for Environment UK

Rukaiyah Abdullah

Australian Coordinator @ UNCTAD Youth Action Hub

Lawyer @ Herbert Smith Freehills

MEET OUR SUPPORTERS

These superstars have supported us in ventures like Hack the Crisis Australia all the way to our regular educational programs like FutureHack: Unleashed.

Angela Bee Chan

CEO @ Hackathons International

Microgrid Evangelist @ Schneider Electric

Christina Gerakiteys

Co-CEO @ SingularityU Australia

Entrepreneurship Fellow @ University of Newcastle

Charlotte O’Leary

Medical Doctor 

World Economic Forum Global Shaper

 

 

Jeanette Cheah

CEO @ The Hacker Exchange

Advisory Board @ PauseFest

G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance

 

Warwick Donaldson

Co-director @ Startup Grind Melbourne

Founder @ Startup-Funding

 

Jaclyn Benstead

CEO @ Gorillacom

CXO @ Hacker Exchange

Kim Anderson

Head of Growth Acceleration @ AWS

Investor @ SheEO

GM @ NAB Labs

Emily Casey

Community Coordinator @ Stone & Chalk

Top 40 Founder @ SheStarts

Ex M.D.

Helena Fern

Program Manager @ The Generator

Former Program Manager @ GreenSteps

Lucy Donaldson

Manager, Student Leadership @ Monash 

Non-Executive Board @ METEC Driver

Marlowe Mackenzie

Head of Operations @ Catalysr

Strategic Manager @ HeyYou

Operations @ 40K Group

Bri Johnstone

Social Enterprise Lecturer @ UniMelb

Director @ One St. Over

Former Creative Director @ StartWest

 

Christian Williams

Enterprise Academy Manager @ Mentone Girls’

Co-founder @ The STEM Circle

National Excellence in Teaching Award Victoria

Kennie Kurniawan

Marketing Manager @ The 11th Space

Co-Owner @ The Imperium

Diletta Legowo

Vice-Curator @ Global Shapers

Marketing Coordinator @ SPARK Deakin

Dominic Lai

Strategy Director @ Orvere

Enterprise Strategist @ Marquette IP

Crystal McGregor

CEO of Puccto

Founding Director @ YEP Careers

Raj Burli

Board Director @ UN Youth Australia

Global Policy @ Global Citizen

Christianne O’Donnell

Research Impact Manager @ UniMelb

Board Member @ Weave Movement Theatre

 

 

Dhanush Girish

Non-Executive Director @ Global Voices

Former CFO @ Oaktree

Stanford Grad

Imana Sabrina

Cofounder @ Bridging Us

Youth Advisory @ Maribyrnong City

Analyst @ Dataminr

 

Kieran White

Manager @ Bain & Company

Former Project Engineer @ Shell

Manorani Guy

Co-founder @ VICWISE

Director @ Asian Student Accomodation

Patrick Ow

Corporate Planning Strategist

Facilitator & Educator 

 

Tabatha Soltay

Experimenter in Residence @ Startup Wise Guys

Founder @ TabTalks

Oxford Grad

Chris Hope

CEO @ 100 Coffee Movement

Chapter Head @ Open IDEO 

TEDx Speaker

Elle Brooker

Principal @ Artistic Licence

Former Board of Directors @ TAFE Gippsland

 

Alexander Horton

Managing Director @ econome

FYA Young Social Pioneer

Project Manager @ EduGrowth

Joanne Cheah

Clinical Trials @ Royal Children’s

Prescriber Podcast Host @ NPS Medicine Wise

Aqeel Camal

Founder @ Futures Collective

Consultant – Climate Change @ EY

Change Agent @ Community Shapers

Aryan Motevali

Vice-President of Projects @ Enactus Melbourne

Co-Director @ Cards for a Cause

 

Sarah Meredith

Country Director @ Global Citizen Australia

Senior Adviser to Minister for Environment

Mayu Balanchandran

Managing Director @ Intuition Academics

Trial Coordinator @ Monash Health

Curriculum Co-author @ Edrolo

Angelena Roan

Founder @ Paper Plains Food Truck

Social Media Strategist @ Paper Plains Creative

 

Marrs Coiro

Co-Founder @ Polynize

Director @ Goodworthy

Dr Alison Livingstone

Lead Service Designer @ IAG

Former Service Designer @ Medibank

Donalito Jr Bales

Project Manager @ Seven Consulting

COO @ Digital Village

Tech Delivery Senior Manager @ Accenture

Asher Meltzer

Director @ CECE

Global Head of Development @ Crimson Education

Michael Carniato

Co-Founder @ Digital Sanctum

Marketing Director @ tradiematepro

Michele Hartz

Business Growth @ DoingGood Rewards

Executive Director @ Greening The Desert