Sophia Witherington

Head of Fellowship

previously Head of Fellowship

What is your role at Startmate?

I lead the Fellowship program - creating pathways for women from outside central casting into their dream startup jobs, whilst challenging the community to think differently about where their talent comes from.

Favourite Quote?

“Give like the sun and the whole world grows tall” - atticus.

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

Customer support in a diet food company. Everybody should do some sort of cold calling sales / customer support job at some point - seriously. You thought you were tough and resilient before..

What would be your alternative career?

Olympic skier. Not that I was ever that good. Just addicted to the sense of freedom, being fully present and Austrian apres-ski bars.

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
Kel Spoerk
Women Fellowship Program Leader
Julia West
Program Leader
Ben Simai
Operations Associate
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager

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