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Over the last 6 months we have been studying the Startup space across Australia with great interest, we have been researching various cities, the people spear heading the startup spaces there and those within various niches and specialities that have a particular focus on helping emerging businesses. This list of 50 Australian startup influencers have been handpicked by us, there was no outside voting and this list is in no particular order. They are 50 names however that you should get familiar with if you are not already.

Top 50 Australian Startup Influencers
name from is influential in the area of city
Mike Cannon Brookes Atlassian Tech Sydney
Peter Davidson Fishburners Investment Sydney
Sebastien Eckersley Maslin Bluechilli Tech Sydney
Jana Matthews ANZ Innovyz Entrepreneurship Adelaide
Mathias Klopp Sydney Angels Investment Sydney
Ned Dwyer Innovation Melbourne
Mick Liubinskas Pollenizer Global Tech Sydney
Matt Barrie Entrepreneurship Sydney
Peter Cooper Cooper & Co Entrepreneurship Sydney
Ruth Drinkwater AAAI Angel Investment Brisbane
Avis Mulhall Think Act Change Social Enterprise Sydney
James Tuckerman Anthill Online Business Media Melbourne
Polly McGee University of Tasmania Startup Education Hobart
Catherine Eibner Bluechilli Startup Advice Sydney
Amanda Gome BRW Business Media Melbourne
Brad Krauskopf The Hub CoWorking Melbourne
Niki Scevak Blackbird Ventures Startup Capital Sydney
Richard Baker Blackbird Ventures Startup Capital Sydney
Dr Marcus Tan Future Health Ventures Medical Innovation Perth
Peta Ellis River City Labs Entrepreneurship Brisbane
Rebecca Hay Optus Innov8 Startup Funding Sydney
Alfred Lo Optus Innov8 Startup Funding Sydney
Ruwan Weerasooriya HUGE Capital Media Startups Melbourne
Joe Kiely Bluechilli Startup Pitches Sydney
Karen Scott Davie Digital Sydney Startup Education & Govt Sydney
Rose Powell Startup Smart Startup Media Melbourne
Sarah Riegelhuth Wealth Enhancers Revenue Growth Melbourne
Dean McEvoy formerly of Spreets Entrepreneurship Sydney
Matthew Ho Native Tongue Startup Media in Asia Sydney
Nassim Khadem BRW Media for Startups & SMB’s Melbourne
Riley Batchelor General Assembly Startup & Tech Education Sydney
Darcy Naunton Adventure Capital Startup Capital Melbourne
Chris Joannou Startup Grind Connecting Entrepreneurs Melbourne
Orren Prunckun Startup Weekend Adelaide Entrepreneurship Adelaide
Kim Heras Pushstart Online Technologies Sydney
Jeremy Liddle ENYA International / Aus Relations Sydney
Alan Jones The New Agency Startup Innovation Sydney
Jodi Stanton Investor Investments Sydney
Rory Ford Entry 29 Lean Startup Methodologies Canberra
Matt Dickinson Investor & Advisor Startup Strategy Sydney
Michelle Deaker One Ventures Seed Capital Sydney
Lorraine Murphy The Remarkables Group Content Marketing Sydney
Jack Delosa The Entourage Gen Y Entrepreneurship Sydney
Sally Williams Google Innovation & #startupaus Sydney
Tim Fung Airtasker Strategic Partnerships & Growth Hacking Sydney
Benjamin Chong Sydney Seed Fund Capital Raising Sydney
David Vandenberg Engine Room IT & Tech Sydney
Kate Kendall The Fetch Digital Marketing Melbourne / New York
James Alexander Incubate Tertiary Entrepreneurship Sydney
Melanie Perkins Canva Startup Pitching Sydney
Jen Storey Anthill Online Startup Media Melbourne

Mat attempted to be an actor until he was told he was too fat for the part of the Red Power Ranger. He is the founder of Startup Daily and is the lecturer of Media Entrepreneurship for Macleay College in Sydney and Melbourne.

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