Jackson is currently studying Economics and Computer Science at QUT. Outside of studies, he has been keenly exploring and participating in Brisbane’s small business and startup scene for the past 5 years, through business ventures, internships with local venture capitalists and the Startup Catalyst Future Founders Mission to Silicon Valley. Jackson is an all round advocator of youth entrepreneurship and hopes to see Starters grow as a bond between young people, students and our city's startups.
Josie is currently studying Law and Journalism, and has also studied Science. She is passionate about the creative side of technology and innovation. She is excited at the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded students, and work alongside startups to help execute ideas.
Hrithik is currently completing a degree in Business at QUT and has a keen interest in Accounting and Finance. He is passionate about innovation and social entrepreneurship and is delighted to be involved at the heart of Brisbane’s start-up community. Through Starters, Hrithik aims to facilitate the growth of the start-up community in Brisbane by encouraging students to develop their ideas into reality.
Michael is currently studying Law and Finance. He believes that everything is capable of improvement, and is passionate about building solutions. Michael is a co-founder of sNET - an app for connecting students to their peers via instant messaging, within their subjects, within a distance of their convenience. His own experiences provide him with valuable insight and empathy towards the student start-up ecosystem.
Jeremy is a fourth year marketing & law student, and is the co-founder of independent clothing label Adjacent Supply. He is all things creative, and strives to encourage thinking like there's no box at all. Jeremy is passionate about Brisbane's startup ecosystem, and looks forward to encouraging QUT students to share the same passion!
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Vinny is currently studying Law and Business (Finance) at QUT. Over the past few years Vinny has immersed himself in Brisbane’s start-up ecosystem, founding Cabal & Co and The Sartorial Journal - ultimately establishing the latter as one of the fastest growing and most prominent digital publications in the artisanal menswear sphere. Following his exit from both start-ups, Vinny has operated as a digital marketing freelancer - reconciling his passion for content creation and digital advertising with his comprehension of modern business practice. Vinny is seeking to launch a full service digital marketing agency
in the coming year. On a macro level, Vinny is innately passionately about the intersection of growth hacking,
entrepreneurship and traditional business practice in the digital economy. In particular, Vinny is interested in how this intersection will impact upon the transition from tertiary education to professional practice for students in the future.
startup Hatch - PROJECT LEAD
Rhys is currently studying a bachelor of IT (honours) at QUT after completing his undergraduate Bachelor of Corporate Systems Management at QUT in 2017.
Rhys is a qualified Business Analyst and has experience providing management consulting for small businesses and startups around Brisbane, and is excited to work with the upcoming startup hatch participants to develop their ideas into reality.
DISRUPTING LAW - PROJECT LEAD
Meagan is completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Human Resource Management. She is passionate about all things creative and is excited to support a growing network of student entrepreneurs and innovators. Meagan believes disruptive technology plays a key role in advancing the legal profession and improving access to justice. She is looking forward to working with The Legal Forecast to host another year of the unparalleled experience that is Disrupting Law
ELEVATOR PITCH - PROJECT LEAD
Rob is a final year Medical Engineering student, with a passion for innovation in all fields, particularly hardware and health. Rob is a co-founder of ANTI. an innovative helmet company, recently filing for their provisional patent. A graduate of Startup Hatch 2.0, he is a keen student and always excited to help and pass on any knowledge to others.
Health INNOVATION - PROJECT LEAD
Macabe is currently studying Law and Biomedical science. Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biotechnology, Macabe hopes to pursue his interests in Intellectual Property and innovation in the Health sciences. He is passionate about agriculture, improving the quality of life for those in regional areas, and for the last two years has been a part of the QLD Youth Parliament. Macabe hopes to encourage others, no matter what their passions are, to make the most of the opportunities that QUT Starters can offer.