Mentors and Guest Speakers

Our courses would not be possible without the generous help of the Western Australian biomedical innovation ecosystem. Meet the mentors and guest speakers who contribute regularly to our courses. You can also find out more about our Business Mentors who provide even more specialist help to the teams and our Alumni Fellows who guide the teams through the Biodesign process.

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Ak Sabbagh

Team Dynamics Speaker

The Humanitarian Group

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Alison Laws

Concept Presentations Mentor

Resonance Health

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Amanda Tirtadinata

R&D Tax speaker

Ersnt & Young

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Ann Damien

Final Pitch Judge

Cook Medical

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Anthea Downs

Regulatory Affairs Speaker

Astrid Fackelmann

Value Proposition Speaker

50 Grounds

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Briony Williams

Consumer Advocate 

 Consumer and Community Health Research Network

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Bruce McHarrie

Final Pitch Judge

BioScience Managers

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Dr Buzz Palmer

Needs Presentation Mentor

The Medtech Actuator

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Dr Celine Royet

Regulatory Affairs Speaker

UP Compliance

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Cettina Raccuia

Stakeholder Analysis Speaker

RAC WA

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Cosimo Santella

Prototyping Speaker

Fast Brick Robotics

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Gary Cox

Intellectual Property Speaker

Wrays

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Gavin Buckley

Presentation Skills

TEDx Perth

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Graeme Sheard

Company Set Up

Advisor

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Greg Thomas

Non-Dilutive Funding

AusIndustry

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Greg Riebe

Investment Funding

Perth Angels

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Guy Provan

Company Set Up

Wrays

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Dr James Williams

Final Presentation Judge

Yuuwa

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Janet Preuss

Regulatory Affairs Mentor

QRC Solutions

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Jane Harries

Team Dynamics Coach

JH & Associates

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John Beech

Lean Canvas

JB & Associates

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Julie Emery

Regulatory Affairs Mentor

Archer Emery & Associates

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Dr Kath Giles

Market Analysis + Investment Funding

OncoRes

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Prof Kevin Pfleger

Non-Dilutive Funding

UWA

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Lewis Dawson

Stakeholder Mentor

Zimmer Biomet

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Liddy McCall

Commercialisation Pathway

Yuuwa Capital

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Prof Liz Geelhoed

Health Economics

UWA

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Dr Maud Eijkenboom

Business Models

Better Nature

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Megan Gobey

Prototyping

Inventors Hub

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Dr Michael Winlo

Needs Presentation Mentor

Emerald Clinics

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Prof Paul Watt

Value Proposition

Telethon Kids Institute

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Dr Paul Anderson

Risk Assessment

Orthocell

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Dr Paul Kristensen

Final Presentation Judge

Capital Technologies

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Dr Penny Farbey

Intellectual Property

Wrays

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Peter Hille

Intellectual Property 

Wrays

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Dr Rod Houston

Value Proposition

OptimEnergy

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Russell Nicholls

Non-Dilutive Funding

Curtin University

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Dr Sam South

Non-Dilutive Funding

UWA

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Scott Vilé

Intellectual Property 

Wrays

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Simon Scott

Clinical Trials

Linear Clinical Research

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Stephen Carroll

Non-Dilutive Funding

RSM

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Tennille Kroemer

Value Proposition

Perron Institute

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Todd Shand

Intellectual Property 

Wrays

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Rafael Kimberley-Bowen

Investment Funding

Scale Partners

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Tim Leen

Stakeholder Analysis

East Metro Health Services

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Dr Tracey Wilkinson

Presentation Mentor

Telethon Kids Institute

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Adam James

Investment Funding

Caladenia Advisory

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