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.


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

Poppy Trewhella

Director of Programs and Partnerships, Startup Victoria
All Categories How to make the most of the Startup Vic community Online

Rachel Yang

Investment Manager, Giant Leap VC / Impact Investment Group
All Categories, Empowering People, Health & Wellbeing, Sustainable Living Startup Investment, Strategy Online

Alison Hardacre

Co-Founder, Halaxy
Cloud-based Software, Healthcare, Legal Tech, Payments, SAAS Big Markets, Cost Effective Growth Marketing, Growing a global team, Growing a happy team, Impact, International Growth Online
All Categories Business Advice, Legal, Structuring Online

Jodie Imam

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Mentor, GM at SBE Australia.
All Categories Brand & Marketing, Business Advice, Customer Experience, Women-led Business Online