Upstart Mentors

Upstart is proud to bring together a group of experienced industry mentors, who are on hand to assist students in idea generation and development, guiding them through a business planning process and encouraging them to find their voice and pitch like a pro!

If you’re a great communicator with a solid business background and want to help inspire and educate our next generation of global entrepreneurs and job creators, we’d love to hear from you!

Meet Our Mentors

Aaron Belbasis
Aaron BelbasisDigital Specialist, Computational Design
Lucy Bracey
Lucy BraceyAssociate Historian
Scott Brown
Scott BrownCEO at Nel' Nero
Grace Chan
Grace ChanSenior Associate - Patent Attorney
Lucy Coxall
Lucy CoxallDirector Roar Strategy & Design
Katie Davis
Katie DavisDirector Plate Up Ballarat
Samantha Davis
Samantha DavisDirector, Platypus Coworking
Stephen Deutsch
Stephen Deutsch Senior Data Scientist
Matt Dingle
Matt DingleCEO FormFlow
Michelle Dunn
Michelle DunnPhotographer
Leigh Edwards
Leigh EdwardsGeneral Manager, Ferndale Confectionery
Craig Goddard
Craig GoddardBusiness owner, speaker and teenage mentor
Liz Grant
Liz Grant Creative Director, What your customers want!
Cormac Hanrahan
Cormac Hanrahan Photographer
Greg Hall-Burns
Greg Hall-BurnsLittle Boots Cafe
Brody Hecker
Brody HeckerDigital Marketing Specialist
Richard Helmer
Richard HelmerEngineer and Innovation Consultant
Eric Holm
Eric HolmLecture in Commercial Law
Danielle James
Danielle JamesDirector Pipe Pro Drilling
Andrew Jones
Andrew JonesG2 Innovation
Alicia Linley
Alicia LinleyDirector, Mitchell Harris Wines
Fiona Lucas
Fiona LucasFounder iRespectOnline
Davina Montgomery
Davina MontgomeryEditor at Adcell Group / Geelong Business News
Jame Morison
Jame Morison Owner Musket & Bayonet
Patrick O'Callaghan
Patrick O'CallaghanDirector, Deliberate Impact
Aamir Qutub
Aamir QutubCEO at Enterprise Monkey
Scott Weston
Scott WestonDirector, Eurekative