Founder Institute Mentors

Sydney-Australia Virtual 2022

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Sydney program below.

Mentors

Adam

Adam Long

Chief Growth Officer, Humanitix & CEO @ TheEthicalCEO.com
Adelina

Adelina Lalic

Co-founder, Kiddsbay
Adeline

Adeline Chu

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Remarkable Tech
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Adrian

Adrian Enright

Director of Partnerships, Tasman Environmental Markets
Aivee

Aivee Robinson

Co-Founder, Catalyser
Alan

Alan Jones

Startup founder coach, investor, writer & mentor
Alejandro

Alejandro Patterson

Principal, Product Management, IAG
Alex

Alex Brennan

Founder, Qb Studios
Alissa

Alissa Cronau

Founder, Maven Music
Allan

Allan Lalic

Co-founder, Kebloom
Allen

Allen Liao

Founder, Tzukuri
Amit

Amit Verma

Investment Manager, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Andrea

Andrea Gardiner

Founder & CEO, Jelix Ventures
Andrew

Andrew Campbell

Co-founder, goCatch
Andy

Andy Edwards

Founder and CEO, GeoSnapShot
Andy

Andy Farquharson

Sales Architect, Winning By Design
Angela

Angela Kwan

Co-founder, Catalyser & Board Member HaymarketHQ
Anna

Anna Cheng

SEO Growth Lead, HealthMatch
Anna

Anna Robson

Co-Founder & CEO, Refugee & Migrant Talent
Anna

Anna Ivanova

Blockchain Development, Power Ledger
Annabel

Annabel Causer

Founder & CEO, Pep and Zest
Anne

Anne Moore

Work Futurist. Creator of Now to Next: Frames for the New Way We Work, Ex-CEO, Plando
Annie

Annie Le Cavalier

General Manager, Stone & Chalk
Anselm

Anselm Waterfield

Partner, AGT Group
Anshul

Anshul Jain

Founder, Elenta
Ant

Ant Moorehouse

CEO and Co-Founder, EarthTech
Ash

Ash Ma

Product Manager, Zip Co.
Asher

Asher Vukelic

Chair, Southwest Angels
Ashton

Ashton Bishop

CEO , Step Change
Ben

Ben Pecotich

Design & Innovation Director/Founder, Dynamic4
Ben

Ben Reid

Co-Founder, Crave (Entrepreneur in Residence, Remarkable)
Benjamin

Benjamin Chong

Partner, Right Click Capital
Bill

Bill Trestrail

CEO, Market Momentum Pty Ltd
Bill

Bill Trestrail

Co-Founder, Chairman, Market Momentum
Brendan

Brendan Yell

Director, Twilio Startups
Brendan

Brendan Hill

Angel Investor & Syndicate Lead, Logan and Wayne
Brent

Brent Clark

CEO & Founder, Wattblock
Brian

Brian Menzies

VP, Commercial Development, Vast Solar
Brodie

Brodie Mc Culloch

Founder, Spacecubed, Perth, WA
Bronwen

Bronwen Kaspers

Employee and Customer Experience Manager, Employment Innovations | Founder of SuperHireo
Cam

Cam Walshe

Director, Pitchblak
Cameron

Cameron Adams

Co-founder & CPO, Canva
Cameron

Cameron Rambert

Co-Founder & CEO, Frankston Foundry
Caroline

Caroline Lepron

CEO & Founder, Skoutli
Cate

Cate Hull

Managing Director, FreightExchange
Charlotte

Charlotte Connell

Founder, The Sustainability Collective
Cheryl

Cheryl Mack

Founder Institute Co-Director, also Activator at SheEO™
Chris

Chris Clark

Co-Founder, Spark Festival
Chris

Chris Darwin

CEO and Co-Founder, The Darwin Challenge App
Christoph

Christoph Sollich

Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
Claudia

Claudia Barriga Larrivere

Head of People, investor, writer & mentor
Colette

Colette Grgic

Chief Innovation Officer, BlueChilli Group
Craig

Craig Hodges

Co-Founder, Daltrey
Craig

Craig Murphy

General Manager, Upstairs Startup Hub
Dane

Dane Eldridge

CEO, 4mation Technologies
Daniel

Daniel Ringrose

Business Coach, Future Results
Daniel

Daniel Bignold

Founder & CEO, Propps.com
Daniel

Daniel Lohrmann

Managing Director, ikaros
Danny

Danny Adams

Founder, GoFar
Darsel

Darsel Keane

Director, University of Auckland
Dave

Dave Tong

Co-founder, Employment Hero
David

David Lim

Founding Partner, Ideas Worth Doing
David

David Theodorou

Head of Product and Delivery, Experience Digital (also Partner - Black Nova Group)
David

David Quan

Content Creator, YouTube
David

David Siegel

Partner, Step Change
David

David Peters

Executive Head, Comviva
David

David Kenney

Partner, Hall Chadwick
David

David Jack

CEO, Social Impact Institute
Dean

Dean Mc Evoy

Non Executive Director, Investor and Adviser, TechSydney
Dennis

Dennis Kibirev

CEO, FrontierFunder
Dil

Dil Khosa

Founder, Athena X
Dimitris

Dimitris Polychronopoulos

Oslo Chapter Director, FI Mentor
Dmitri

Dmitri Voronenko

CTO & Investor, virtualintegrity.com.au
Dominic

Dominic Bressan

CEO, AirService
Ed

Ed Stevens

Entrepreneur in Residence, AGL
Eitan

Eitan Bienstock

Managing Director, Techbench Capital
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kaelin

MSc, RDN & Finance Lecturer, UTS Business School
Elke

Elke Keeley

Co-Founder; Co-CEO, UrbanYou
Emily

Emily Yue

Co-founder, Expert360
Eric

Eric Frost

CEO and Co-Founder, Simple KYC
Erickson

Erickson Yap

Investor, Flying Kiwi Angels
Evan

Evan Wong

CEO, Checkbox.AI
Franziska

Franziska Iseli

Founder, Basic Bananas
Fraser

Fraser Taylor

CMO, Outlier Ventures
Gabrielle

Gabrielle King

General Manager, Inspiring Rare Birds
Garry

Garry Visontay

General Partner, Right Click Capital
Gawin

Gawin Fernando

Co-Founder, CreativeCubes.Co
Gen

Gen George

Founder and MD, OneShift
George

George Hedon

Founder & CEO, Pause Fest
Graham

Graham Christie

Co-Founder, CX360, BEERLOVE
Graham

Graham Meyerowitz

Entrepreneur & Experienced Technology Professional, Mentor, Stone & Chalk
Greg

Greg Moshal

Founder and Joint CEO, Prospa
Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Ong

Co-Founder & Director, Cultivate
Henrik

Henrik Stovring

Founder & CEO, MyCarYourRental
Hugo

Hugo Rourke

CEO and Co-Founder, Perx
Hugo

Hugo Perez

Managing Partner, United Data Technologies (UDT)
Ian

Ian Gardiner

Co-founder, Innovation Bay
Ilter

Ilter Dumduz

Co-founder, Blys
Inu Akerei (Rei)

Inu Akerei (Rei) Maresala Thomson

CEO, Trust MYRIVR
Jack

Jack Qi

Director, William Buck
Jacquie

Jacquie Fegent Mc Geachie

CEO and Founder, Sustainovate
James

James Moody

CEO, Sendle
Jane

Jane Cockburn

CEO and Founder, Kairos Now
Jared

Jared Kristensen

Co-founder/CEO, Audience Republic
Jeeva

Jeeva Suresh

Founder & CEO, Helix
Jeff

Jeff Perlman

Founder, Revenue Ninja (revenue.ninja)
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Cooper

General Manager, Step Change
Jeremy

Jeremy Chetty

Co-founder, Student Edge
Jeroen

Jeroen Bolluijt

Co-Founder, Exit Founders
Jess

Jess Moloney

Founder/CEO, Moloney Moloney LTD
Jess

Jess Walker

Co-Founder, Wonderfund
Joanna

Joanna Du

Founder Institute Associate, Artist, Joannadu.com
Joanne

Joanne Jacobs

Co-CEO, Disruptor's Handbook
Jodi

Jodi Boylan

Executive Producer and Producer, Lune Media
John

John Webster

Founder & CEO, CoRoster
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder Institute
Jonathon

Jonathon Wilkinson

Co-founder, Equitise
Josh

Josh Allan

Technical Business Analyst, Rfider Limited
Joshua

Joshua Boccamazzo

Head of Business Operations and Strategy, Perx Health
Joshua

Joshua Ross

CEO and Founder, Humanitix
Julia

Julia French

Managing Director, Founders for Founders
Julian

Julian Luca

CEO, Trava Travel
Justus

Justus Hammer

MR, Axis7
Kate

Kate Ringvall

Co-Founder, Galactic Cooperative
Kate

Kate Clugston

Partnership and Development Manager, StartSomeGood
Katherine

Katherine O'donoghue

Community Manager, UTS Startups
Katherine Maree

Katherine Maree Pace

Founder, ELANATION & Vame.me
Kathryn

Kathryn Apte

Investor/Mentor, Tractor Ventures
Katryna

Katryna Dow

CEO, Meeco
Kieren

Kieren Parker

Partner, Addisons
Kim

Kim McGuinness

Strategic Relationships Director, SBE Australia
Kylie

Kylie Frazer

Co Founder & Partner, Eleanor Venture
Laura

Laura Earl

Program Manager, UNSW Founders
Lauren

Lauren Capelin

Principal, Startmate
Lauren

Lauren Fried

Managing Director, Pulse Marketing
Lee

Lee Hunter

Co-Founder, SUBXO, Advisor at Talisium
Leslie

Leslie Delaforce

Board Member, Startup WA
Lockie

Lockie Cooke

Founder, iyarn
Magdalena

Magdalena Reith

Startup- and Business Consultant, Magdalena Reith Pitch Decks
Mandar

Mandar Karlekar

Product Management Consultant, Thiga
Mandeep

Mandeep Sodhi

CEO, Effi
Mariam

Mariam Mohammed

Co-Founder, MoneyGirl
Marlowe

Marlowe Mackenzie

Head of Operations, Catalysr
Marshall

Marshall Hughes

Consultant, Ask Marsh
Marshall

Marshall Hughes

Founder & CEO, Ask Marsh
Marta

Marta Higuera

Co-founder, OpenAgent.com.au
Martin

Martin Nguyen

Dr, WeRoster / Medical Pantry / Anaesthetist
Matt

Matt Allen

CEO, Tractor Ventures
Matt

Matt Knee

Founder, Work Ninja
Matt

Matt Trustrum

Investor, Mindconnect
Matthew

Matthew Browne

Co-Founder @Upflowy upflowy.com, @Donesafe donesafe.com, @Whispli, Investor @Black Nova Group etc
Matthew

Matthew Purvis

Managing Director, Managed Business Consulting
Maxine

Maxine Sherrin

Program Director, Spark Festival
Maxine

Maxine Minter

CEO, Co Lab, Angel Investor
Maz

Maz Zaman

CEO, TaxFox & Founder,, Quantum Growth
Megan

Megan Donnelley

Senior Product Manager , Fusion Labs
Melissa

Melissa Pye

Program Manager, UNSW Founders
Melissa

Melissa Ran

Head of Community, AirTree
Mick

Mick Liubinskas

Co-founder and Author, Climate Salad. Former CEO of Pollenizer
Mike

Mike Nicholls

Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
Mikel

Mikel Lindsaar

Founder, reinteractive, flood.io, exec.io
Mitchell

Mitchell Pham

Chairperson, NZTech
Monica

Monica Wulff

Head of WeWork Labs Pacific, WeWork
Murray

Murray Hurps

Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney
Nathaniel

Nathaniel Diong

CEO, Future Minds Network
Ned

Ned Moorfield

Product Manager, Google Austria
Neil

Neil Smith

CTO, Simple KYC
Neil

Neil Smith

FI Mentor
Neil

Neil Roodyn

Director, nsquared solutions
Nicola

Nicola Rushton

Product designer & lean user researcher, nicolarushton.com
Nicola

Nicola Farrell

Program Manager, muru-D
Nicole

Nicole Kersh

Former MD - 4Cabling, Current Founder - The Content Folk
Nicole

Nicole Cook

CEO, SBE Australia
Noga

Noga Edelstein

Venture Partner, SBE Australia
Owen

Owen Holbourn

Sales & Marketing Director, ASKO Australia
Paul

Paul Krajewski

Co-Director, Founder Institute Sydney & Sr. Product Manager
Paul

Paul Wenck

Managing Director, Chair Checkbox
Paula

Paula Taylor

Executive Director and Co-Founder, West Tech Fest
Pavel

Pavel Reddy

Managing Director , Clearpoint Ventures Pty Ltd
Pernille

Pernille Aggerholm

Head of Community, Scalare Partners
Peta

Peta Ellis

Co-Founder, TribeGlobal
Pete

Pete Horsley

Founder, Remarkable Tech
Pete

Pete Cooper

Former CIO, KBZ Bank
Pete

Pete Lead

Head of Programs, BlueChilli Group
Peter

Peter Van Bruchem

Co-Founder, Techboard
Peter

Peter Browne

Owner, Intangible Communications
Philip

Philip Freeman

Director of Impact, OpenSC
Philip

Philip Argy

CEO, ArgyStar.com
Phoebe

Phoebe Zhang

Ambassador, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Prashant

Prashant Gami

CEO & Founder, x•enabler
Rachel

Rachel White

CFO, Self employed
Rafael

Rafael Kimberley Bowen

Investor, Perth Angels
Rajeev

Rajeev Gupta

Managing Partner, Alium Capital
Rebecca

Rebecca Dooley

Senior Associate, Addisons
Rebecca

Rebecca Pham

Program Manager, Launch Pad Innovation Program, Western Sydney University
Rebekah

Rebekah Campbell

CEO, Zambesi
Richard

Richard Frawley

Consulting Director, Black Ink Networks
Richard

Richard Dale

Committee Member, Sydney Angels Inc.
Richard

Richard Lin

Investor, AirTree Ventures
Richard

Richard Druce

Co-Founder, Y-Receipts yreceipts.com
Rob

Rob Rattray

Non-executive Director, easyinvoice.io
Robert

Robert Kinkade

CEO, Chasm Digital
Roby

Roby Sharon Zipser

CFO, hipages Group
Rod

Rod Bishop

CEO, Poye
Roger

Roger Crellin

Executive General Manager NZ, Universal Communication Group
Roman

Roman K

Data Scientist, A
Ron

Ron Hill

Managing Director, SunRamp Health Tech Accelerator
Roy

Roy Hui

Founder, Pellar Technology Pty Ltd
Rui

Rui Rodrigues

Managing Partner, Tank Stream Ventures
Ryan

Ryan Cross

Manager for Prototyping, AWS, ANZ & APAC
Sally

Sally Giblin

Co-Founder, Pure Bundle
Sameer

Sameer Babbar

Director, SVB Group
Sandrina

Sandrina Postorino

Committee Member, Sydney Angels Inc.
Scott

Scott Crowe

Lead Recruiter, Canva
Scott

Scott Glew

Organizer, Morning Startup Perth
Shayne

Shayne Shepherd

Investment Director, Pioneer Capital
Sibel

Sibel Buyukbaykal

Chief of Staff, Shippit
Simon

Simon Beckett

Managing Director, First Avenue Ventures
Simon

Simon Litchfield

CTO, Fusesport
Simon

Simon Lee

CEO, PromisePay
Simon

Simon Foster

GM, APAC, Storecove
Simon

Simon Crawford Ash

Director, Helix Ventures
Sorrel

Sorrel Osborne

Head of Operations and Commercial, Audience Republic
Srikanth

Srikanth Muthyala

Investor, Melbourne Angels
Stefan

Stefan Korn

General Manager, Callaghan Innovation
Stephen

Stephen Rutter

Founder, The Scale Institute
Steve

Steve Fanale

CEO, DriveYello
Stuart

Stuart Mc Gregor

Founder, OSQO
Subhaga

Subhaga Amarasekara

Co-Founder, FLAYR
Tamar

Tamar Boas

Community Manager, The Generator Bundaberg
Tarek

Tarek Said

Mr, Public speaking for Life
Theresa

Theresa Lim

Founder & CEO, Play2Lead & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Fusion Labs
Tim

Tim Silverwood

Co-Founder, Ocean Impact Organisation
Tim

Tim O'neill

Co-Founder, CEO, Summon
Tim

Tim Prosser

Start Up Business Mentor, Remarkable Tech
Tim

Tim Fung

CEO, Airtasker
Tim

Tim Seears

General Partner, Fourth State Ventures
Timo

Timo Kugler

Co-Founder, NASH + BANKS
Tom

Tom Dawkins

Founder/CEO, StartSomeGood
Tony

Tony Sinclair

Director of Venture Debt, Cataliize
Tristan

Tristan Cole

Co-Founder, Sempo
Ursula

Ursula Hogben

Lawyer, Advisor, Director, Founder & Investor, Zero Emisssions SN Inc
Usman

Usman Iftikhar

CEO, Catalysr
Vanessa

Vanessa Ronan Pearce

Business to Investor Strategist , Objective Marketing
Vaughan

Vaughan Knight

Founder, Bit Rave
Vern

Vern Chan

Startup Coach, Your Pivot
Will

Will Davies

CEO, Car Next Door
William

William Wang

Founder/CEO, Growth Labz
Zach

Zach Varnier

Community & Partnerships Manager, x15 ventures

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