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Fiona Tschaut

Head of Programming, Design Thinking Facilitator, Lean Startup and Sprint Master / Sydney

As Head of Programming at the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre Fiona’s aim is to curate programs that are innovative, human-centred and empower creative confidence in those with a dream to make the world a better place.

Her current work focuses on helping individuals, companies and startups harness the power of design thinking and lean to foster a culture of innovation and shape the products, services and spaces of the future. She is hugely passionate about digital fabrication and Blockchain.

LinkedIn: Fiona Tschaut 
Twitter: @fionatschaut

Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans

Co-Founder BIGJUMP / Brisbane

Joeri is the co-founder, innovation coach and community builder at BIGJUMP. They help build an innovative culture in Startups, Enterprise and Government through coaching, consulting, training and workshops as well as running a Meetup, Lean Business Strategies.

LinkedIn: Joeri Timmermans 
Twitter: @bigjumpstartups

Martin Bliemel

Senior Lecturer / Sydney

Dr Martin Bliemel is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Diploma in Innovation at the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

His research includes entrepreneurial networks, acceleration, education, and research commercialization and has been published in Nature, ET&P, and the ERJ.

Martin is a recipient of federal and local awards for his excellence and leadership in teaching, including an OLT Citation.

LinkedIn: Martin Bliemel 
Twitter: @mbliemel

Rebecca Smith

Customer Technology Manager /Sydney

As a Customer Technology Manager, Rebecca analyses and implements customer technology solutions working closely with Dexus customer and products team. One of her key responsibilities is to provide analysis of frameworks and methodologies to support and execute innovation projects.

LinkedIn: Rebecca Smith

Phillip Doran

Head of Operations, Facilitator / Sydney

Phillip is an experienced startup founder, entrepreneur and now works as the Head of Operations at the MCIC.

He was the COO of a startup he co-founded and built from scratch for 2+ years, which culminated in an appearance on Shark Tank. He enjoys all things operations, facilitation, and co-design with an emphasis on lean.

He loves enabling student-led innovation and entrepreneurship at UNSW and working with the world-class team at the MCIC where he puts his organisational skills to good use.

LinkedIn: Phillip Doran

Gary Gopinathan

Managing Director / Melbourne

Gary Gopinathan is a respected motivator on Leadership and Entrepreneurship with over 18 years of international business experience working with diverse groups of companies and individuals through business transformation projects, enhancing human capability through strategic leadership  development programs and empowering and developing individuals to succeed through personal transformation. 

LinkedIn: Gary Gopinathan

Twitter: @garygopinathan

Ramesh Rajan

Agile Coach / Melbourne

By day, Ramesh is an Agile Coach and Leadership Mentor specialising in developing entrepreneurship and lean capability through gamification of various concepts that enable new ways of working - Lean, Agile, Scrum, Lean Startup, Six Sigma, etc.

He delivers results by blending theoretical concepts into simulations, board games and bespoke digital games that lay emphasis on learning the concept that needs to be fortified.

He is an entrepreneur (amongst other things) on nights and weekends.

LinkedIn: Ramesh Rajan

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