Julia West

Program Leader

previously Program Leader

What is your role at Startmate?

I help build new communities and launch, design and facilitate new programs!

Favourite Quote?

Comparison is the thief of joy

Favourite Book?

An absolute lover of fiction, one of my favourites is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - it completely transports you to the gothic streets of Barcelona in the mid-1940’s.

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

I worked at Wendy’s for almost 6 years. I perfected the ratio of cheese, mustard and tomato sauce to make the ultimate hotdog.

What would be your alternative career?

To own a permaculture farm. Don’t ask me for farming tips but I love the concept and thought of being surrounded by nature and animals every day!

Startmate Team
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Ben Vickers
Head of Operations and Finance
Ryan Walker
Product Manager
Bronte McHenry
Head of Media
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Megan Woff
Head of Founders
Maisy Bennett
Head of Operators
Ewa Lobaza
Head of 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
Ben Simai
Operations Associate
Cassie Arangio
Community Growth Associate
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
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