Kel Spoerk

Project & Community Manager

previously Project & Community Manager

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
Ryan Walker
Product Manager
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Maisy Bennett
Head of Operators
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Cameron Ensor
Project & Community Manager
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Operations Associate
Julia West
Project & Community Manager
Ben Simai
Investments Associate
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Niel Reitmann
Marketing Associate
Kaya Moore
Program and Community Manager
Holly Brooks
Content Marketing Lead
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