Maisy Bennett

Head of Operators

previously Head of Operators

What is your role at Startmate?
Favourite Quote?

“Thinking like a scientist involves more than just reacting with an open mind. It means being actively open-minded. It requires searching for reasons why we might be wrong—not for reasons why we must be right—and revising our views based on what we learn.”― Adam M. Grant

Favourite Book?

Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath

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

My first job was in an ice cream shop where I worked throughout high school. One of my biggest learnings was how to calmly bring order to chaos. Summer nights on the Mornington Peninsula with mega ice cream hungry lines. A methodical approach to customer service, replenishing stock and cleaning was needed, whilst maintaining a good customer experience. I couldn't have asked for a better first job.

What would be your alternative career?


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