Michael Batko


previously CEO

What is your role at Startmate?

Empower people.

Favourite Quote?

A good strategy is sequencing events to build strength along the way.

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

Entertainer in an All-inclusive Hotel getting people to play football, volleyball and shuffleboard whilst on holidays. Biggest learning was how to stay positive any time, every day, whatever happens.

What would be your alternative career?

Professional Volleyball Player (aspirational :))

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
Ben Simai
Operations Associate
Cassie Arangio
Community Growth Associate

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