We're empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

 
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We have two goals

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Firstly, to create a life-changing hub for Deakin students, staff and alumni, that connects them to the world-wide startup community.

Secondly, giving entrepreneurs the best possible start by providing funding, co-working space, industry connections and mentorship.

 

The team that make SPARK Deakin possible

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  Svetha Venkatesh   Program Sponsor

Svetha Venkatesh

Program Sponsor

  Daizy Maan   Program Manager

Daizy Maan

Program Manager

  Mary Minas   Events & Community Associate

Mary Minas

Events & Community Associate

  Beau Arnfield    Student Entrepreneurship Consultant

Beau Arnfield

Student Entrepreneurship Consultant

 

Meet your SPARK Mentors

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  Vincent Wilson   CEO Deakin Residential Services

Vincent Wilson

CEO Deakin Residential Services

  Pawan Lalwani    Founder and CEO Language Your Way

Pawan Lalwani

Founder and CEO Language Your Way

  Dr Murray Height   CEO HeiQ Australia

Dr Murray Height

CEO HeiQ Australia

  Tanya Dontas   Co-Founder Vollie

Tanya Dontas

Co-Founder Vollie

 
  Kevin Murphy   Executive Director at Deakin University

Kevin Murphy

Executive Director at Deakin University

  Kathy Reid   President of Linux Australia, Tech Consultant

Kathy Reid

President of Linux Australia, Tech Consultant

  Isaac Jeffries   Finance Analyst at Business for Development and Business Model Consultant at The Difference Incubator

Isaac Jeffries

Finance Analyst at Business for Development and Business Model Consultant at The Difference Incubator

  Lucy Bloomfield   Co-founder Trefiel

Lucy Bloomfield

Co-founder Trefiel

 
 
 
 
 

“Having mentors who are experts is crucial to your businesses success and with SPARK, you have access to industry leaders. I wish I had of had them in my business from day one.”

Lucy Bloomfield, Trefiel