The Aussie Founders Network Board and Team

Elias Bizannes, board member Elias Bizannes is the founder of San Francisco incubator space StartupHouse, the international bootcamp, StartupBus, and he also created Australia's Silicon Beach. He previously worked at VC firm Charles River Ventures, search engine startup  Vast.com, and professionals services firm PwC.

Elias Bizannes, board member

Elias Bizannes is the founder of San Francisco incubator space StartupHouse, the international bootcamp, StartupBus, and he also created Australia's Silicon Beach. He previously worked at VC firm Charles River Ventures, search engine startup  Vast.com, and professionals services firm PwC.

Geoff McQueen, board member CEO of Accelo, a powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based professional service automation (PSA) platform. A strong voice in the Aussie community, he wrote the definitive guide on navigating E3 applications. A founding mentor of Startmate and former director of the Illawarra Hawks, Geoff splits his time between San Francisco and Wollongong (where Accelo's AU team is based).

Geoff McQueen, board member

CEO of Accelo, a powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based professional service automation (PSA) platform. A strong voice in the Aussie community, he wrote the definitive guide on navigating E3 applications. A founding mentor of Startmate and former director of the Illawarra Hawks, Geoff splits his time between San Francisco and Wollongong (where Accelo's AU team is based).

Kate Kendall, board member Kate Kendall is the founder and CEO of CloudPeeps. She founded her first company, The Fetch, in 2012 and is a former-business journalist and marketing director. Kate has been involved with tech communities for many years, helping to create and organize Down Under New York Tech, Silicon Beach Melbourne and one of AU's longest-running meetups, Socialmelb.

Kate Kendall, board member

Kate Kendall is the founder and CEO of CloudPeeps. She founded her first company, The Fetch, in 2012 and is a former-business journalist and marketing director. Kate has been involved with tech communities for many years, helping to create and organize Down Under New York Tech, Silicon Beach Melbourne and one of AU's longest-running meetups, Socialmelb.

 
Patrick Collins, board member Patrick is CEO and founder of Mokonut, a mobile app data and insights business, and is currently General Manager at Moovweb. He was previously CEO and co-founder of 5th Finger which sells Enterprise Mobile solutions to large Retailers. 5th Finger had a successful exit to Merkle in 2012. Was previously CTO at Fairfax Digital and led mobile at Ninemsn. He has lived in East Bay since 2008.

Patrick Collins, board member

Patrick is CEO and founder of Mokonut, a mobile app data and insights business, and is currently General Manager at Moovweb. He was previously CEO and co-founder of 5th Finger which sells Enterprise Mobile solutions to large Retailers. 5th Finger had a successful exit to Merkle in 2012. Was previously CTO at Fairfax Digital and led mobile at Ninemsn. He has lived in East Bay since 2008.

Phaedon Stough, board member Founder Mitchellake: an executive search,  consulting and onsite recruitment solutions for technology-driven innovation. Founder of Innovation Bay a non-profit which brings people together from all walks of life, who are passionate about innovation and success.   

Phaedon Stough, board member

Founder Mitchellake: an executive search, 
consulting and onsite recruitment solutions
for technology-driven innovation. Founder of Innovation Bay a non-profit which brings people together from all walks of life, who are passionate about innovation and success. 

 

You? We need a Community and Ops Associate The AFN is currently looking for a community and operations associate based in the San Francisco Bay Area to help execute on our vision and goals. If you are interested in chatting further, please email hello@aussiefounders.org.

You? We need a Community and Ops Associate

The AFN is currently looking for a community and operations associate based in the San Francisco Bay Area to help execute on our vision and goals. If you are interested in chatting further, please email hello@aussiefounders.org.