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The Skills Network

One on one business advice for regional Startups, Shakeups, and Innovators.

The Skills Network is a chance for our Startups, Shakeups and Innovators to have access to our skilled regional Advisors. 

If you are after either some specific advice, need some assistance to solve business challenges, want someone to brainstorm with or just someone to point you in the right direction, the Skills Network is for you.

Even better, you are able to access three free sessions through the Skills Network thanks to our local government partners. 

The Skills Network also provides an opportunity for Advisors to share their skills and experience with local Startups and Shakeups to foster their business growth. Advising is a hugely rewarding activity for both Advisors and Participants.

How it works Participants

1.

Get in touch via our EOIs below and tell us about your idea/business and what you need support for. 

2.

Our Project Facilitator will be in touch to say hello and ask learn more about what you are after, including filling our our Participant Overview form.

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We will set you up with one of our relevant Advisors and book you in for an Advisor Session.

4.

After your session, you will have the option to have another two sessions either with the same Advisor, or another one.

5.

Join our community and get networked in! We always have a range of events, workshops and more happening for our Startups, Shakeups and Innovators.

*Please note that the Skills Network is not a mentorship relationship

“There is so much that can be learned and shared through this collaborative advisory model, from both Participants and Advisors.”

– Amelia Hartney

Meet some of our Advisors

Amelia Hartney

PRODUCT R&D | FINANCE | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Andrew Vittadello

marketing, pr & communications

Nick Cooper

PRODUCT R&D AND IT & TECH

Jay Cooper

MARKETING, PR & COMMS, IT & TECH, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Helen McGowan

PARTNER DEVELOPMENT AND LEGAL & IP

Jonathan Correll

MARKETING, PR & COMMS

Jennifer Weller

STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT  

Karen Prebble

PRODUCT R&D, MARKETING, PR & COMMS, OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS & SUPPLY

Rohan Latimer

IT & TECH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Alison Lloyd

PRODUCT R&D, PARTNER DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING, PR AND COMMS

Jessica Scheidat

FINANCE & LEGAL, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Jay Davis

PRODUCT R&D AND IT & TECH

Patrick Robinson

IT & TECH

Jo Palmer

PEOPLE, CULTURE & HR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNER DEVELOPMENT

Deborah Culhane

people, culture & hr, strategic planning, business & partnership development, legal & ip and operations

Ben Kraus

PRODUCT R&D, PEOPLE, CULTURE AND HR AND MARKETING, PR AND COMMS

Are you interested in being involved as an Advisor?

Startup Shakeup is looking for people with skills, experience, and knowledge across the region, willing to share with our Startups and Shakeups in small facilitated sessions. This is an opportunity for you to actively be involved in shaping the future by supporting our innovation network.

How do I sign up?

Welcome! The next step is to complete the Expression of Interest form by clicking the button below, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a Discovery Session. From there you will inform us of your preferred time commitment, before officially becoming part of the Regional Skills Network.

“Our North East community is made up of generous and committed people who are taking pride in supporting new and emerging innovators.”