Empowering entrepreneurs at Deakin University

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

Svetha Venkatesh   Program Sponsor

Svetha Venkatesh

Program Sponsor

Eleanor Harel    Operations and Community Manager

Eleanor Harel

Operations and Community Manager

Lisa Galbraith    Entrepreneur in Residence (Melbourne CBD)

Lisa Galbraith

Entrepreneur in Residence (Melbourne CBD)

Daizy Maan    Program Manager

Daizy Maan

Program Manager

Isaac Jeffries    Head of Startup Ideation

Isaac Jeffries

Head of Startup Ideation

Thomas Szmidel    Entrepreneur in Residence (Geelong)

Thomas Szmidel

Entrepreneur in Residence (Geelong)

Diletta Legowo    Growth Marketing Associate

Diletta Legowo

Growth Marketing Associate

Neha Nagaraja    Entrepreneurial Consultant

Neha Nagaraja

Entrepreneurial Consultant

Madeleine Bong    Yogi in Residence

Madeleine Bong

Yogi in Residence

 

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

 
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