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 as a Future Founder, Founder or Growth Club membership with Startup Vic.


Bryan Williams

Head of Ecosystem & Marketplace, AU @ Xero
All Categories, Technology Ecosystems, Partnerships, Platforms, Scaling your business Online

David Eedle

CEO @ EdSmart
Any B2B, Business Strategy & Growth, Financial Modelling, Funding & Capital Raising, Marketing, R&D Tax, SaaS, Sales, Startup Operations Online

Rita Choueiri

Director Partner of R&D Incentives @ William Buck
Biotechnology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mining & Resources, Technology R&D related government grants, R&D Tax Incentive Compliance Online

Hari Iyer

Founder and CEO @ SyncEzy
All Categories, Construction, Outsourcing, Project Management, Trade Services API Integration, Bootstrapping, Product/Market Fit, Software Integrations, Validation Online


Early stage Australian tech VC
AI and Data, All Categories, B2B Tech, Software/SaaS Financial and Capital Strategy Online

Todd Deacon

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

John Sherwood

Co-founder and Developer @
All Categories, Education, Marketing Bootstrapping, Remote Working, SaaS, Software Development, Team Management Online

Fab Mackojc

Investment Principal @ Dovetail Ventures
All Categories, App Development App Development, Design & Product, Development, Tech Architecture Online

Wasi Rizvi

Cyber Security Advisor
Any Cyber Program Management, Cyber Security Compliance, Product Security, Risk Management, Security Architecture, Security Operations and Incident Management Online

Valerie Judge

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