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Jeanette Cheah (moderator)

Co-Founder and CEO, The Hacker Exchange

Melbourne

Jeanette Cheah is co-founder and CEO of Hacker Exchange (HEX), a tertiary-accredited organisation connecting the next generation of startup founders to Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Singapore and beyond. Through HEX and her other projects, Jeanette is dedicated to helping young leaders grow as global citizens – developing entrepreneurship and innovation skills, and bridging the gap between academic curriculum and the future of work.

Jeanette also leads tech diversity programs and female founder events; has been an EIR and mentor for accelerators like RMIT LaunchHUB and Catalysr; and co-created the Gingerbread Demolition fundraiser for Save the Children Australia. A regular speaker, Jeanette has picked up the mic at SXSW for G'Day USA, Women's Economic Forum: London, Melbourne Knowledge Week, ABC radio, Future Work Summit, and SingularityU Australia – to name a few.

Jeanette has previously been listed as a woman of influence in Smart Company and represented Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in Argentina. In 2019, she received the ‘Women In Tech - Global Ally’ Award in Portugal for her work driving diversity into tech, and was a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards for ‘Public Sector & Academia’.

Before founding HEX, Jeanette spent 14 years building innovation, marketing and digital products for ANZ, AXA, AMP and Origin Energy. Jeanette holds qualifications in Economics, Sociology, Marketing and User Experience Design.

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Loud & Proud: Improving Your Presentation Game

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Learn what makes developers and designers tick and how to communicate effectively with them to build great products.

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Advertising Week APAC Briefings: 5 Things Workers of the Future

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Join us for a night of expertise and education with a panel of experts discussing The Future of Work.

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The Future of Your Money: Make the Most of Fintech Tools by Acorns + GA

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Building a 21st Century Career: Future-Proof Your Skills

Building a 21st Century Career: Future-Proof Your Skills

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Innovation Masterclass: Launching & Scaling Startups with Brickx + GA

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Brickx and General Assembly have teamed up to host an innovation masterclass on the sharing economy and disruption of traditional industries.

Intro to Product Management

Intro to Product Management

Gain exposure to all the basic elements and responsibilities of performing the role of a product manager within a digital company.

Fireside Chat with Viki Forrest: Scale to the US and Beyond

Fireside Chat with Viki Forrest: Scale to the US and Beyond

Startups often talk about ’scaling up’ -- but what does that actually mean? Join us for a fireside chat with US market entry expert, Viki Forrest for the scaleup real deal.

Loud & Proud: Improving Your Presentation Game for Pause 2017

Loud & Proud: Improving Your Presentation Game for Pause 2017

It’s said that more people have a fear public speaking than of death. Get some practical techniques in this class to help you present with more influence and confidence.

F'Up Nights

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F'Up Nights is the fastest growing, global movement of entrepreneurial people who come together to tell, discuss and learn from stories of businesses and personal failure.

GA + MSB Present: Nailing the Elevator Pitch for Melbourne Knowledge Week

GA + MSB Present: Nailing the Elevator Pitch for Melbourne Knowledge Week

Nail your elevator pitch with General Assembly & Melbourne Silicon Beach of the local start up scene. Use these new skills to pitch your ideas and live stream it to the world!

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