Office Hours

Become an Advisor

Office hours is a chance for founders to seek out advisors with the help of Startup Vic. Whether you need some specific advice on an area of your startup, or more general direction, advisors have a wealth of experience to share.

You can browse through the profiles below to find the advisor most suited to your challenge.

Please note, this is not a mentoring relationship. The Office Hours Program offers one-off calls of 30 minutes to solve challenges, point you in the right direction or bounce some ideas around.

You can view the terms and conditions for the Office Hours Program here. To book a time with an office hours advisor, you will need to sign up with a Founder Connect Membership.


John Sherwood

Tech Co-founder of
All Categories, Education, Marketing Bootstrapping, Remote Working, SaaS, Software Development, Team Management Online

Tom Williamson

Principal Product Manager at Common Code
Agtech, Construction Tech, Energy Tech, Real Estate Tech App Development, Energy, Product Strategy, Product/Market Fit, SaaS Online

Valerie Judge

Managing Director, Melbourne Edge Consultants
All Categories, Pyschology Early Stage Startup, Founder Perfomance, Founder Wellbeing, Managing Teams, Mental Health, Wellbeing Online

Julie Demsey

I help people break though clutter, limiting beliefs and barriers to help them reach their full potential - personally and professionally
All Categories, Health, Health Tech, Media Difficult Conversations, Founder Wellbeing, Mindset, Pitch Deck, Product/Market Fit, Project Prioritization, Team Wellbeing Online


Rampersand is a Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A stage Venture Capital firm in Australian tech because startups need more than just money.
AI and Data, All Categories, B2B Tech, Software/SaaS Financial and Capital Strategy Online

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit helps launch, grow and fund startups
All Categories Brand & Marketing, Business Growth, Fundraising, Sales All Locations

Todd Deacon

MD at Techstars
All Categories, Health, SportsTech Athlete Investors, Business Strategy, Product/Market Fit Online

Mark Wells

CEO (Cogent), Investment Director (Cogent Ventures) and Co-founder (Chargefox)
B2B Saas, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Energy Tech Fundraising, growth strategy, Pitch decks, product management, shareholder negotiation, tech teams Online

Lucy Liu

Co-Founder, Airwallex
FinTech Branding, Business Growth, Operations Online