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Impact & Diversity

Our Impact and Diversity programs promote social enterprises and programs aimed at addressing diversity in technology and business.  Our first program SheStarts is a competitive startup program designed to turbocharge female leadership in the innovation economy. The program will find, fund and accelerate 10 ambitious female entrepreneurs to launch global tech startups in Australia.

See the full program website at www.shestarts.com


Strategic Partners

Corporate Partners

Mentors and Advisors

Adam Jacobs
Managing Director & Co-Founder , The Iconic
Adeline Chu
Singapore Committee , UN Women
Alan Jones
Startup Evangelist, Investor, BlueChilli
Alice Brennan
CEO, SettleIn
Aubrey Blanche
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian
Bernadette Murdoch
Communications Director, GSK
Carina Parisella
Senior Manager Group Innovation, ANZ
Catherine Eibner
GM Startups, BlueChilli
Colette Grgic
GM Innovation, BlueChilli
Elaine Stead
Managing Director, Blue Sky Venture Capital
Eva Ross
Head of Business Operations, Airbnb
Jane Huxley
Managing Director, Pandora
Jennifer Westacott
CEO, Business Council of Australia
Jess Wilson
Founder & CEO, Stashd App
Karen Skinner
Australian National Director, Change.org
Kerri Lee Sinclair
CEO, QSR International
Kristine Howard
Director of Developer Relations, YOW!
Melanie Willis
Non-Exec Director, Mantra Group
Mikaela Jade
CEO & Founder, Indigital
Natalie Feehan
Executive GM, MYOB
Natalie Goldman
CEO, FlexCareers
Nicola Hazell
Head of Diversity & Impact, BlueChilli
Nicole Kersh
Founder, The Content Folk
Peter Dunne
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Sabeen Ali
Founder & CEO, Angelhack
Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin
CEO, BlueChilli
Sally-Ann Williams
Engineering Community & Outreach , Google
Samantha Wong
Head of Operations, Blackbird Ventures
Yvonne Everett
Angel Investor, Scale Investors
Rebekah Campbell
Executive Director, Hey You App

Accelerator Benefits

Akamai’s premium Ion CDN solution up to 500GB/mo for free for 1 year

$360,000 of Azure cloud services and Bizspark Plus membership

Membership in Microsoft Bizspark Plus program, Office 365 & MSDN access

$200 of Upwork credit and two recruitment support sessions

$25,000 in stripe credits for online credit card transactions

Incorporation in the US through Stripe Atlas program

Training on personal branding and online promotion

Promotion through online webseries on YouTube

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