Ben Simai

Operations Associate

previously Operations Associate

What is your role at Startmate?

Massively scale our programs and products so that we can make Australia and New Zealand the best place in the world to start a company - how fun?!

Favourite Quote?

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - Peter Drucker

Favourite Book?

Nothing brings back fond memories like Harry Potter does!

What’s the first job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?

Pino's Fine Produce at Prahran market - after listening to the sound of a gentle knock I can pick out the perfect watermelon for you

What would be your alternative career?

Always loved education

Startmate Team
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Paul Redfern
Head of Programs
Ben Vickers
Head of Operations and Finance
Bronte McHenry
Senior Media Associate
Brady Flockart
Senior Investor Associate
Megan Woff
Entrepreneur in Residence
Maisy Bennett
Special Projects
Ewa Lobaza
Customer Relationship Lead
Ryan Walker
Community and Partnerships
Euwyn Goh
Accelerator Associate
Cameron Ensor
Student Fellowship Associate
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Operations Associate
Kel Spoerk
Women Fellowship Program Leader
Julia West
Program Leader
Cassie Arangio
Community Growth Associate
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