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Adelide Mutinda

Melbourne Accelerator Program Velocity Program Manager, University of Melbourne

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Social Impact & Entrepreneurship/International Development
  • Design thinking/ Strategy
  • Gender, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Program Design

Adrian Sulaeman

Managing Director, 11th Space

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Accounting & financial reporting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business process & operations
  • Business development

Andrew Rowse

Program Manager – Translating Research at Melbourne (TRAM)

Specialty areas for questions:
  • Pitching – especially complex ideas
  • Finding and communicating your value prop
  • Translating tech to real world value
  • Customer discovery

Darren Sutton

Founder of The Common Purpose Collective, leading circular innovation leader and strategic designer of the Infiniti Canvas

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Circular economy principles
  • Circular innovation and product market fit
  • Systems design and scaling
  • Circular commercialization strategy

Diletta Legowo

Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator, SPARK Deakin

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Partnerships with local organisations
  • Life in Indonesia (cultural aspects, values, public opinions)
  • Tech innovation
  • Creative economy

Florian Van Den Corput

Industrial Designer, City of Melbourne

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Designing for public open space
  • Designing for a circular economy and sustainability
  • Design engineering and design thinking
  • User experience design, graphic design and communication design

Gary Lee

International Education Project Coordinator, City of Melbourne

Specialty areas for questions:

  • International Education Policy Development and Planning
  • International Student Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Pathways to Employment Programs
  • International Student Leadership and Volunteering

Hieu Phung

International Mentoring Consultant

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Training & Development/Instructional Design
  • International Education
  • Community & Relationship Building
  • Marketing & Brand Management

Dr. Husam Wafai

Chief Programs Officer (CPO) at Hatch Quarter

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Innovation Strategy
  • Market research
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Market-fit tech-based solutions

Ian Wong

Co-Founder Circular Economy Victoria

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Retail and Consumer Products Industry
  • Circular Economy Innovation
  • Platform Business Model

Indra Pramana

CEO, Navanti Indonesia

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Business development
  • Business modeling + strategy
  • Business Pitching
  • Business Leadership

Kennie Kurniawan

Marketing Manager, 11th Space

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Marketing strategy
  • Brand management
  • Market research
  • Digital marketing

Libby Briggs

Program Manager and Facilitator, SBE Evolve Accelerator, SBE Australia

Speciality areas for questions:

  • Accelerator programs
  • Early stage validation
  • Pitching
  • Raising Investment

Mo Hamdouna

Managing Director of Mo Works and Co-founder of Hatch Quarter

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Brand development for technology-led companies
  • Market-fit digital product planning
  • Go-to-market and activation
  • User experience

Phil Ore

CEO and Co-Founder at 25eight Group. Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs&Co. Pitch Mentor for Startup Victoria

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Pitching your idea
  • Humanising technology

Sasha Ward

Creative Spaces Manager, City of Melbourne

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Creative spaces management
  • Creative economy and data
  • Connecting with the creative community
  • Adaptation of spaces for creative use

Sean Trewick

Co-Founder Circular Economy Victoria

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Community Building
  • Circular Economy Innovation
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Supply Chain Optimisation

Suneel Jethani

Engagement Manager and Research Fellow, Open Data, Digital Design and Innovation, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Data storytelling
  • Open data Platforms and portals (Vic Gov)
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Data ethics and governance

Tegan Kop

Emerging Technology Testbed Lead, City of Melbourne

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Problems and opportunities for City of Melbourne
  • Emerging technology – 5G, sensors and devices, AI, VR, AR
  • Piloting and trialling new technology
  • Universal Access

Tim Bright

Events Manager, Melbourne Accelerator Program

Specialty areas for questions:

  • Events
  • Project management/operations
  • Partnerships/marketing
  • Product/digital systems and platforms

Will McIntosh

Open Data Lead, City of Melbourne

Specialty areas for questions:

  • City of Melbourne Open Data Platform
  • Open data API (Socrata)
  • Dataset integration
  • Waste datasets

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