What is Startup Shakeup?

Startup Shakeup is an ecosystem for you, the movers, shakers, and change-makers in North East Victoria. It’s your ticket to networking and educational events that will support your mission to solve local problems and support causes that shape our future…

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Upcoming Events

PitchFest & Showcase

Hear from our local Startup Shakeup community about the problems they’re solving with fresh business ideas as they pitch for prizes. Plus enjoy local food and drinks while mingling. Places are limited, register now to secure a seat.

Startup Shakeup Pitchfest and Showcase Celebration

Fri. 26 Jul 2019
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Benalla Town Hall
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Introducing the Pitchfest Judges

Jordan Green - Founder and President, Melbourne Angels

Jordan collaborates to change the world by using bleeding edge technology to enable people to solve real world problems. In 40+ years in strategic governance and executive roles Jordan fosters creative disruption to change people’s lives. He remains excited and engaged, using his unusual skills for thought-leadership to help others understand their potential and see opportunities for positive change.

Engineer, executive, founder, director and investor for over 40 years Jordan has helped start, build and grow technology-based ventures in Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA. Combining his own learning with the wisdom of colleagues from around the world, Jordan has guided thousands of aspiring investors and entrepreneurs on four continents and quite a few islands too.

Jordan is the founder and President of Melbourne Angels, Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute (USA), Chairman of the Asian Business Angel Forum, Chairman Emeritus and a Fellow of the AAAI, AICD Graduate, University of Melbourne Honorary Fellow, IEEE Senior Member and Chartered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering (RMIT), an MBA (Melbourne Business School), post-graduate qualifications in Governance, Marketing, Strategy, Innovation and Product Development and postgraduate research as a biomedical engineering fellow at the Technion (Israel).

Peter Dostis - Runway CEO

Peter is passionate about innovation and the commercialisation of products and services to gain competitive advantage for Australia globally. He is currently CEO and co-founder of the Runway Geelong incubator program focused on creating a start-up ecosystem in Geelong that will help launch start-ups as well as develop Geelong into a start-up city.

Peter has a significant amount of commercial and operational experience having hopped in and out of both his own start-ups as well as a number of medium and large corporate businesses.

Although his background is in ICT, his interests have always been in innovating a businesses products and services whilst using ICT as an enabler. He has worked in General Management and Executive roles across multiple industries including Retail, Manufacturing, Agriculture, ICT, Services and Education.

Peter has started up 3 of his own businesses and worked in over 30 organisations either directly or through his own businesses.

Briar Hanley - Findex Project Manager, Agribusiness

Moving to Melbourne a year ago, Briar Hanley originally comes from a sheep and beef farm in New Zealand. After studying for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Otago, Briar moved into marketing, with a New Zealand manufacturing and engineering firm.

For the past 3 years Briar has been with Findex, the largest provider of accounting and advisory to rural Australia. In her current role as Project Manager, Briar manages marketing for Agribusiness across Australasia, roles out projects to the agribusiness team and works with clients on their go-to-market strategies.

Larissa Bamberry - Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Business at Charles Sturt University

Larissa Bamberry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and Marketing at Charles Sturt University.  Larissa has undertaken extensive research on the links between entrepreneurship and regional development in North East Victoria and is passionate about the role that entrepreneurship can play in stimulating the Agri-tech sector, building women’s employment and encouraging young people to stay in the regions.  Drawing on management, employment relations and labour market analysis she has provided mentoring and support to encourage innovative entrepreneurship throughout regional Australia.

Understanding Social Enterprise

People, planet, and profit – the three elements at the heart of all social enterprises.

On this two-day workshop you will be introduced to the objectives, purpose, theories and practice of social enterprise.


Understanding Social Enterprise

Thu. 15 Aug 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
11-15 Main Street Chiltern
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Benalla Rural City
Indigo Shire Council
Mansfield Shire
Rural City of Wangaratta
Charles Sturt University
NE TRACKS local learning and employment network