Focused on the intersection between entrepreneurship, education and leadership.

With a diverse range of practical and business experience and qualifications, Sam provides consulting and advisory services to large companies, NGOs and small business / startup founders alike. 

With a strong background in strategic planning and implementation of programs, particularly in the entrepreneurship and education sectors, Sam is also interested in and explores themes around technology and digital disruption, generational equity and economic policy. 

My vision is a future where it is as natural for students to finish their studies and start their own business as it is for them to work in someone else's.
 
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EXPERIENCE

Pollenizer

Senior Startup Coach and Partner

We Be

Company Founder

iiNet

Business Analyst - Corporate Strategy

Product Manager - Applications

FJM Property / Criterion Group

Business Analyst

RECENT PROJECTS

Innovation & Startup Practice

Rolled out first of its kind undergraduate unit at UWA in conjunction with Pollenizer and the Faculty of Engineering

60 Day Startup

Co-authored DIY Incubator e-book

PhDo

Supporting entrepreneurs and developing ideas with the Philosophy of Doing

Coder Dojo WA

Early expansion of student coding clubs via schools and university partnerships

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QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Laws/Economics

University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance 

Kaplan

 

BOARDS

Startup Australia National Director

Startup WA Board Member

WA Amateur Football League President

Customer-focused, data-driven, outcome-oriented

Over the years, Sam has consulted and provided advisory services to a range of large corporations, NGO's and not-for-profit organisations, small businesses and startups alike.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic Planning - Develop, test & refine strategic plans, business cases and budgets
  • Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Encourage innovation in new and established companies, lean startup techniques, mentoring and founder coaching
  • Education, Training Programs & Event Facilitation - Design and deliver academic courses, workshops and training programs, event organisation & facilitation
  • Project Management - In conjunction with strategic partners and other stakeholders