Kel Spoerk

Women Fellowship Program Leader

previously Women Fellowship Program Leader

What is your role at Startmate?

I have the very cool job of running the Women's Fellowship, which means I get to help incredibly talented and ambitious women gain the tools, connections, and confidence to find their dream job in a startup.

Favourite Quote?

You can't beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. Your life is your life. Know it while you have it. - Charles Bukowski

Favourite Book?

The Odyssey, by Homer. What a ripper

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

I was a 'beverage cart girl' at a golf club (i.e. a mobile bartender in a golf cart). It was as fun as it sounds. I had a lot of ground to cover, so I learned a lot about expectation management (and how to hook around turns).

What would be your alternative career?

Professional athlete (soccer or volleyball) - I still haven't given up the dream yet.

Startmate Team
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Ryan Walker
Product Manager
Bronte McHenry
Head of Media
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
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
Julia West
Program Leader
Ben Simai
Operations Associate
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
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