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Demetria Jones

Demetria established KBS Insights to support businesses seeking to improve performance, develop and execute a turnaround plan or navigate a crisis. She provides business leaders with timely insights and accurate analysis to enable them to make critical decisions and create a path forward. Demetria has a reputation for quickly understanding businesses, applying a commercial approach to analysis and communicating findings in a relatable manner. She delivers measurable and practical solutions with clarity. Prior to establishing KBS Insights, Demetria held positions with EY and Deloitte for 13 years in Australia and the UK. She is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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Ernst Pelser

Proxima Information Technology Solutions - Director

My name is Ernst Pelser. I’ve been working in the Technology and Security industry for over 25 years. I’ve worked on 3 different continents and for global companies both in IT and Security. I’m the owner of a parent designed to reduce plastic bag waste. I’m definitely a problem solver instead of just looking at the problems and very outcome focussed. I build relationships and trust fast and can also communicate at all levels of a business, whether it’s a technical discussion or a business conversation. The startup world is what excites me because there’s a lot of people trying to solve real-world problem and there is an energy in this space that is lacking in larger organisations. I can assist in the Cybersecurity, cloud and CTO-as-a-service space. To learn more about me, check out my podcast, Tech Leaders Talk or my LinkedIn profile. Also, check out our website at www.proxima-its.com Let’s have a chat to see where I can help your business Ernst

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General Standards

Kurt Falkenstein - Director

General Standards is an international law firm specialising in Company Setup, Capital Raising Advice and Standard Contracts + Services for early stage startups. We have worked with over 1,500 startups since 2012, helping startups raise over $100M across seed, series a, b and c rounds.

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Deymos Accountants Pty Ltd

Director - Roy Deymos

We are a young, progressive practice of Chartered Accountants. We are proactive and take a hands-on approach to business from start to eventual exit. From initial structuring advice, setup of accounting systems, taxation, day to day compliance, seed rounds to eventual sale of business, we are able to help with all parts of the business life cycle. Our fees are competitive and priced for start-ups. Our people are responsive, friendly and offer practical, quality solutions.

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Rebecca Mihalic

businessDEPOT Sydney - Head of Accounting APAC Practice Ignitio

Rebecca has over 15 years’ experience providing taxation, accounting, business and tech advisory services to small to large enterprises throughout Australia. Rebecca’s career has seen a focus on working with clients in Building + Construction, Education, Hospitality, Recruitment and Health Services. As someone who takes great pride in working closely with her clients, Rebecca gains a deep understanding of their businesses and is there for them through all stages of the business life cycle, from start up to retirement. One of Rebecca’s strengths lies with her ability to implement technology that provides businesses real time insights into their organisations performance. This allows Rebecca clients to make relevant and timely decisions based upon sound and up to date financial data. Rebecca was a founding partner of Aptus Accounting + Advisory, a cloud based accounting firm in Sydney which focused on leveraging technology to support client growth and help solve their problems. Aptus Accounting + Advisory won the Innovator of the year at the 2018 Australian Accounting Awards for their focus on tech advisory and efficient business services, a passion that Rebecca brings to the BusinessDEPOT team.

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Robert Atcheson

Robert Acheson - Barrister and Solicitor

Sole practitioner with extensive experience on issues relating to startups and scaleups. Three of Robert’s practice areas are Startup Legal Advice, Contract & Shareholder Documents, and IP, Patents and Trademarks, however his law practice covers other areas of law as well, so if you have an issue and need to talk to someone about it, please contact Robert via the Contact Form. Credentials: JD and LLM: Australian National University MBL: Sydney University

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Rhyll Gardner

Rhyll Gardner - Consutlant, Accredited Advisory Board Chair and Executive Coach

Rhyll is a proven executive with over thirty years of broad experience along with innovation and execution skills developed through a combination of diverse roles managing businesses and leading strategic decision making, growth, turnarounds, critical operations, acquisitions, divestments and re-organization. She brings a depth and breadth of experience across the corporate, private and not-for-profit sectors to her clients and adds value through her ability to quickly interpret and apply a strategic, lateral thought process to problems and issues. Rhyll’s particular skills base includes:Leadership Coaching Advisory Board Chair Strategy – Planning and Execution Sales Performance and Business Development Results and Outcomes Governance and Board engagementRhyll is described as “an inspirational leader and a great role model”, as “highly energetic, focussed and organised”, “with a strategic focus and an eye for detail”. Over a long career in banking and financial services at St.George Bank, Westpac, Suncorp and BOQ, Rhyll filled executive management roles in treasury, risk, compliance, marketing, corporate banking, retail banking and group strategy. She played a key role in St George’s considerable growth and achievements as a business bank and extended this to retail banking, increasing performance, profitability, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. As Queensland MD, Rhyll presided over St George’s successful expansion into a challenging new market, building growth and brand awareness across the retail, business and wealth management sectors through all channels. As General Manager of Group Strategy for St George she drove strategic development and supported the division’s performance and at BOQ, she led the AUD440 million acquisition of Investec. Rhyll also has over 10 years of governance experience as a director in the finance, education, social services and arts sectors.

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James Solomons

businessDEPOT Sydney - Director

James is an innovative business leader with experience drawn from a range of industries. A varied & extensive portfolio of roles has given him a unique perspective on the direction of business in the modern day. His areas of expertise focuses on the tech revolution taking place in business and assisting businesses to scale both nationally and multinationally. James brings many learnings to his clients from his positions as Global CFO of Xref Limited (2016 – ) and as Head of Accounting at Xero Australia (2014-2018). In both roles, he has obtained valuable knowledge in the tech and start up space along with hands on experience raising capital from private investors and the share market. Dealing with tax regulators in seven jurisdictions across APAC, EMEA & North America he has the knowledge to assist business to navigate global tax & corporate governance requirements

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Steph Hinds - Director

We are not your average nerdy, pen pushing, number crunching, sit behind a desk accountants. We have 3 main aims, to take care of all your red tape, to help you get a much better understanding of your numbers, the impacts of decisions on cashflow and how to do all that in the most efficient manner. We’ve worked with a number of startups in Australia over the last 10 years on designing accounting processes and workflows, implementing systems, building out models for investment.

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Slicing Pie

Mike Moyer - Founder

Slicing Pie is a basic formula for creating a perfectly fair equity split in an early stage, bootstrapped company. Founders who use Slicing Pie are able to avoid the devastating effects of founder disputes caused by traditional equity split agreements. Each personal team gets exactly the equity they deserve.

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Lawpath Legal

Damin Murdock

Lawpath Legal is a New Law legal services provider, and is a law firm embedded into the largest legal technology company in Australia, Lawpath Operations Pty Ltd. Lawpath Legal is the trading name for MurdockCheng Legal Practice Pty Limited, an Incorporated Legal Practice which has been offering legal services since 2012 (MCLP). MCLP acts for 7 foreign banks and provides general commercial law services, with one of its practice directors, Damin Murdock, heading up the startup division of our firm. Over the past several years, Mr Murdock has acted for hundreds of startup companies (with several coming from the Slingshot accelerator). Generally speaking, the services provided by Lawpath Legal ranges from corporate structuring, shareholder agreements, constitutions, employment law, technology law, capital raising, and dispute related work. The services offered by Lawpath Operations includes access to 200 + legal templates, ABN and company registration, trade mark filing, virtual office and general corporate secretary services.

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Pathfinder Consulting Group

Matt Tiltman

Pathfinder assists businesses access the R&D Tax Incentive and Government Grants, with a focus on programs which support innovation, scientific and technical advancement.

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Fullstack Advisory

Stuart Reynolds - Co-founder

Fullstack’s mission is about supporting tech innovators build globally influential businesses. Our award-winning chartered accountants provide tailored financial expertise for tech companies and have ranked as APAC Insider’s Best Accounting Firm in Tech since 2018. Fullstack supports a variety of high growth tech companies with sophisticated business models and a complex international footprint towards financial excellence. Our clients have collectively raised over AUD70 million in investment and government grants & continue to push a wave of new innovation globally.

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Markus Dilectite

Mark H Verwey - Co-founder

Markus Dilectite (MD) launched as a Digital Design Agency in 1991, pioneering the use of software to design and develop traditional media and advertising materials. From there, we expanded into designing and developing websites, business systems and email marketing. We also consulted on how to leverage the Internet as a marketing and business tool. Over the years our design and digital expertise has helped many global and local technology brands to meet or exceed their business goals. Our mission is to continue as a leader in digital technology, providing digital solutions across most media that fit seamlessly within a wider business environment of Brand, Theme, UX, and Marketing Objectives.

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Innercode R&D

David Housler

We started Innercode R&D to help Australia’s software and technology industry to access the resources it needs to support its growth and development. We’ve chosen to work exclusively with software and technology companies which allows us to bring focused, industry-specific knowledge to support our clients. Since we started in 2012 we’ve lodged over a thousand R&D Tax claims for Australian software entities at all stages of development. During that time, we’re proud to have been able to contribute to helping the industry to continue to grow. Some of our successes include: * Clients receiving benefits in cases where they didn’t think they were eligible to lodge a claim; * Correcting entity structural issues preventing eligibility to claim, resulting in subsequent claims being eligible; and * Helping companies that have had multiple years of audits and reviews to prepare for the investigation process and be set-up for success going forward. * Developing a best in the industry hands on approach for capturing and writing project submission documents. * Creating unique software specific record keeping guidelines and processes that assist with eligibility. * Being able to maximise over a thousand claims by being able to use our software specific knowledge to identify more eligible activities and expenses.

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