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
Ryan Walker
Product Manager
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Maisy Bennett
Head of Operators
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Doug Oliver
Accelerator Lead
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
Niel Reitmann
Marketing Associate

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