Aaron is an Entrepreneur In Residence for QUT Entrepreneurship and has founded and exited several technology businesses, for which he was named the Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year by the Pearcey Foundation in 2016.
As a startup community leader, Aaron has founded a startup hub on the Gold Coast, served as an Entrepreneur In Residence and designed multiple accelerator programs, as well as organising and leading 17 international missions to Silicon Valley, Boulder, Seattle, London, Berlin and Israel. He’s a member of the Queensland Startup Working Group and previously served as a board member of StartupAUS.
As an innovation strategist, Aaron has worked with hundreds of high growth technology companies, and consults to multinational giants like Google, YouTube & Novartis on innovation, culture and performance. Aaron is also an executive coach, working with professional Australian athletes, investors and scale-up founders. As a facilitator Aaron has delivered 60+ hackathons around Australia, and has delivered hundreds of keynotes, workshops, and panel events.