Michelle W.

  • Joined December 2015

Organiser of StartupWeek Sydney 2015, Michelle works with communities, startups, industry and govt to deliver innovation programs and spaces

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Michelle W.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Starting in IT, project management and marketing, I have worked closely with Sydney's startup community developing co-working spaces, events and innovations.

Work history

Connecting people, ideas & resources across the startup ecosystem
CEO & Founder
- Community engagement and revitalisation programs - Local Government & Hub Sydney - Innovation and community engagement programs - major infrastructure projects NSW Govt - Innovation, online profile and community engagement - Member of Parliament
Vice President of the Board
Vibewire is a youth-led Sydney not for profit. A launchpad for young people – to provide the resources, networks and programs needed to enable them to do awesome things.
Board Member
A co-working space for digital services - a curated community of tech entrepreneurs A subsidiary of Fishburners
Co-Chief Changemaker
Providing platforms for Changemakers to meet, collaborate and explore social innovation - Building eco systems for change - Offline and online community management - Organisation of events inc Unconferences, workshops and startup camps


StartupWeek Sydney outcomes and achievements report

The biggest inaugural startup week in the world - this report gives a glimpse of what it achieved, the massive reach and areas to continue exploring

StartupWeek Sydney website

What we used to share the events with the community

Successful crowdfunding campaign - "Participation is the new consumption"

Raised $7,920 to self-publish the book. "We're all participants now. This is a book about the regeneration of community, your purpose and individual empowerment'

Video series - Participation is the new consumption

International and local thought leaders explore the future of business, education, government and community in this series of videos from events run that I ran as part Vivid Ideas,

Indigenous Innovation unconference

The Indigenous Innovation Unconference, October 2011 introduced the Sydney Social Innovation community to the Indigenous sector, explored ideas of Indigenous innovation and fostered a space for conversations and networking that would lead to future collaboration.

Ted sydney me (1)

TEDx Sydney 2012

Speaking at TEDx



facilitator communicator community organiser public speaker event producer digital strategist innovation professional. Community Engagement project manager


Not seeking work


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