Meet the Accelerate 2021 Cohort

This year we have an incredible cohort of entrepreneurs, who cover a number of different industries, business models, and solutions. Meet and connect with our talented cohort below.

Matt McKinley


goPassport is focused on keeping the traveller and communities safe by providing real-time guidance, monitor and alerts to ensure compliance with border and health agency requirements, whilst enabling decision making of low-risk travel.

Tara Diversi


Sophus Nutrition makes accessing expert nutrition support for lifestyle changes and chronic conditions easy, more affordable and practical. Sophus does this through their suite of self-guided digital nutrition programs that are delivered through the Sophus app.

Luke Hansell

Tour Amigo

As a Business-to-Business (B2B) travel technology company, Tour Amigo specialises in software that digitalises and distributes multi-day tour operators. Our cloud-based booking and reservation system digitalises your entire tour business, helping you to save time and focus on providing great experiences to your customers.

Andrew Robinson


QuestaGame, the world's largest nature conservation mobile game. It involves real people on a real adventure to save life on Earth. We create technology that connects people to country for eco-tourism, food security, property valuations, STEM education and more.

Jodie Mlikota


Gathar creates amazing culinary experiences! We do this with an awesome platform &service experience that makes it so easy for those needing private catering to book (buyers) and for our sellers (chefs, cooks & caterers) to run profitable and sustainable businesses, by working with us.

Johanna Kloot

Green KPI

GreenKPI is the sustainability software solution designed to drive change with practical actions to guide organizations in their transition to sustainability and the circular economy. The automated metrics and reporting tools are designed to capture actions completed and advancements with environmental and social impacts.

Charlotte Williamson


Think of WAGSTA as a cross between Strava and Weight Watchers for dogs! WAGSTA’s focus is to tackle the global dog (and human) obesity epidemic by using technology to motivate and facilitate a healthy and active lifestyle for dogs (and their owners).

Shane Gilbert


Testlab360 is a native, cloud-based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) designed and developed in Queensland for the construction materials industry but with global potential. It provides an economic, flexible and more functional platform than its competitors.

Tom Watson


SkyStock is the world’s first GPS location-based search platform featuring aerial media and operators.The SkyStock platform currently hosts over 750 contributors with over 20,000 aerial photographs and videos.

Meet the Entrepreneur Mentors

Cathie Reid

Co-founder of the Icon Group

Vu Tran

Co-founder of GO1

Tim Brewer

Co-founder and CEO of Functionly

Angela Perry

Chair of Scrunch, Nightingale housing and the Love Destination

Danielle Lewis

Co-founder and CEO of Scrunch

Glen Richards

Director and Investor at the Richards Group

Ash Farrugia

CEO at Active Pipe

Mark Cantoni

Co-Founder and COO of Travello App

Peter Laurie

Director at Junta Pty Ltd

Meet the Investor Mentors

Anne-Marie Birkill

Director and Venture partner at OneVentures

Andrew Larsen

Director of Investment at Larsen Ventures

Bryan Lip

Founder and Managing Partner at VC Travel

Dan Gavel

Director at Black Sheep Capital

Sarah Pearson

Member of the investment committee at Main Sequence Ventures

Mick Liubinskas

Climate Tech Advisor, Investor and Board Member

Llew Jury

Managing Partner at Sprint Ventures

Alok Patel

Managing Partner at Azcende

Steve Baxter

Partner at TEN13

Shaun Bassett

Partner at PieLAB Council Capital

Glen Richards

Director and Investor at the Richards Group

Meet the Business Coaches

Rupert Bryce


Director at Performance Strategies

Bob Cobavie


Managing Director at Outsource Management

Michael Lawrence


Principal at Inspire Business Consulting