Big Blue Sky | Aaron Birkby
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Aaron Birkby

Entrepreneur In Residence at River City Labs Accelerator powered by muru-D

A summary of me:
– Entrepreneur In Residence for the River City Labs Accelerator in partnership with muru-D.
– Co-founder and CEO of Silicon Lakes, a not-for-profit startup incubator on the Gold Coast.
– Designed and delivered the StartUp Really Fast (SURF) accelerator program (3 months, 6 startups)
– Founded and built a software company to 6 million users in 9 countries over 8 years
– Developed and exited an IoT remote telemetry solution for coin-operated machines
– Successfully exited 4 businesses (3 startups, 1 restaurant)
– 14 businesses since age 16
– Learnt to code at 8 – now PHP, .NET, router firmware, Radius, Java, Objective-C, SQL
– Startup Weekend faciltator and organiser (15 events)
– Guest lecturer and board member of two advisory boards at Bond University
– Weekly guest presenter with a technology segment on ABC Coast FM 91.7
– Member of Queensland Government Startup Working Group
– Previously worked in national security, intelligence, and telephone intercepts in Canberra
– Previously the Manager of the Commercialisation team in Queensland Government.
– Bachelor of Science (Physics and Maths), Bachelor of Laws

I regularly take startups and groups to Silicon Valley, and I am always open to the right opportunity to relocate the family to Silicon Valley.

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