Dr richard seymour

Co-founder, startup.business

Richard had considerable experience designing and implementing education programs, with 10 years experience in Australia with The University of Sydney. As Programme Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University, Richard was responsible for the entrepreneurship and innovation courses and units of study within the Business School. He was also founder of the Entrepreneurship Development Network Asia (EDNA) which currently operates grass-roots entrepreneurship education and research programs in Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Jo Burston

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder, startup.business

Jo is an active mentor for fast growth entrepreneurs and is passionate about encouraging young Australians to endeavour to find out exactly who it is that they want to become, and create their own jobs to achieve this. She has been recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the past six years and is a leading authority on global women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a whole, and SMB markets.

Liz jackson

Education and Program Director, startup.business

Liz has a strong and diverse teaching background and holds a degree in Physical and Health Education from the Australian College of Physical Education and a Masters in Education from Wollongong University. Liz has taught everything from distance education with young Indigenous students in the Northern Territory to entrepreneurship at one of NSW’s leading high-schools. It was precisely this experience and frustration with the formalised curriculum that led her to be a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship in schools.