Peta is an ecosystem, builder, startup community leader, innovation strategist, public speaker and facilitator, and diversity evangelist.
As an entrepreneur, Peta founded 4 companies before 30, and has a 20 year background in communications, PR, marketing and media relations.
As a startup community leader and CEO of River City Labs, Peta grew the organisation over 550%, leading it through an acquisition by the Australian Computer Society in 2018. Post acquisition she led the expansion of RCL into 3 hubs across 3 states making it the largest innovation hub network supporting high growth technology companies in Australia. She is a member of the Queensland Startup Working Group and has led the Startup Catalyst Female Founders Mission to London. She was awarded the 2017 Startup Community Leader of the Year by Techboard.
As an innovation strategist, Peta has worked with hundreds of high-growth technology companies and has worked with corporates such as Bank of Queensland, CUA, and Suncorp.
As a facilitator Peta has delivered 20+ hackathons around Australia, and has delivered hundreds of keynotes, workshops, and panel events to several thousand participants at events around Australia.
Aaron is a startup founder, startup community leader, innovation strategist, public speaker and facilitator.
As an entrepreneur, Aaron 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 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.
As a facilitator Aaron has delivered 60+ hackathons around Australia, and has delivered hundreds of keynotes, workshops, and panel events to several thousand participants at events around the world.