50 Influencers in the Startup Space you should know!

- July 17, 2013 2 MIN READ
Mick Liubinskas

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.

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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,Tweaky.com,Innovation,Melbourne
Mick Liubinskas,Pollenizer Global,Tech,Sydney
Matt Barrie,Freelancer.com,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