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Fund Your Way - Accelerator Programs Panel Event

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Eastern Innovation Business Centre

5a Hartnett Close

Mulgrave, VIC 3170

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Join us for a panel event with Dr Cerasela Tanasescu whom heads up the La Trobe University Accelerator Program and Trevor Townsend, CEO of Startup Bootcamp.

About Cerasela

Dr Cerasela Tanasescu is the Director of La Trobe Accelerator Program, with the primary role of overseeing the development and implementation of a strong entrepreneurial program all over Victoria and in all La Trobe Campuses.

Passionate about innovation, Cerasela truly thinks that sustainable start-ups are the key for a better future. She perceives fostering innovation and entrepreneurship as one of the core missions of academia.

Cerasela has 7 years of experience working in universities’ incubators as a senior manager. Before taking this role, she was Program & Activation Manager at RMIT. She also held several senior management positions at ESSEC Business School in Paris, where for 6 years she developed new entrepreneurial communities in Europe and Singapore. Cerasela is also an experienced lecturer and researcher, with multidisciplinary expertise (PhD in Computer Science, Engineering Degree in Bio-Informatics and a Master of Business Administration) allowing her to build connections between different areas of research and their applied, commercialised context.

About Trevor

Trevor Townsend is the CEO of Startupbootcamp Australia. He is a seasoned startup executive, advisor, and director, and has garnered years of practical experience in all aspects of the startup industry. Having started his career in technical roles at National Australia Bank's Institutional Bank and PCCW Hong Kong, Trevor moved to silicon valley startup TIBCO in 1994, which was NASDAQ listed in 1999. Trevor has over 15 years of angel investing experience, co-founding a consulting company, AIPEX, that grew to over 70 consultants before selling to an ASX listed company. Before heading up the debut Startupbootcamp accelerator programme in Australia, Trevor invested, advised, and co-founded many startups including BroadCoast, YoYo Button and Digital Jungle, and was a founding shareholder of Quickflix, Melbourne Victory Football Club, and Mooter Media.

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