An entrepreneur, angel investor, Director, Advisor, mentor and advocate for the creation of a stronger Australian innovation culture, Topaz works extensively with early-stage Founders and their companies on commercialisation strategies and investment.
This passion was built on top of her international experience as a Founder, CEO, Venture Capitalist and Angel investor, traversing a number of industries including bio-medical, medical devices, hi-tech, e-commerce and engineering. Topaz loves helping founders grow businesses and navigating the twisted path to get there!
Topaz co-Founded and Chaired SBE Australia- delivering the Springboard Program (the world-class NFP Accelerator for women-led companies) from 2012- 2018. Today Topaz is Professor of Practice at UNSW and Non-Executive Director at Cicada Innovations, Neuraura Inc, Omni Tanker Pty Ltd, and UTS Foundation.