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Jeanette Cheah

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, The Hacker Exchange

Melbourne

After 15 years innovating within financial services, curiosity about what might be possible in the future has led me to the startup education space.

I love to help people grow and nudge great ideas towards reality - which is what we do at The Hacker Exchange. Through our entrepreneurial programs in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, our team is dedicated to coaching, connecting and investing in the next generation of global talent.

I'm also a regular speaker and facilitator on diversity in business, corporate innovation, women in STEM and startups, and the entrepreneurial mindset.

Local and international speaking experience includes: • SXSW for G'Day USA • Pause Fest • Google Launchpad San Francisco • American Chamber of Commerce • Code Like a Girl • Bennelong Funds Management • The League of Extraordinary Women 'Tech-Formation' • Financial Services Council Leaders Summit • Finsia • General Assembly • #LMBDW • University of Melbourne • RMIT University • Deakin University • Monash University, and more.

On the side, I co-created the Gingerbread Demolition fundraising initiative for Save the Children Australia (where we smash giant gingerbread houses for a good cause!), and help produce events for the Melbourne startup community.

Qualified in economics, sociology, marketing and UX design, I believe that we get the best results with diverse teams and thinking, a willingness to pay it forward, and a never-ending love of learning.

Previously (19):

Know Your Customer – Intimately: An Introduction to Market Research

Know Your Customer – Intimately: An Introduction to Market Research

Knowing your customer is critical. This class will give you practical skills to help you make truly customer-centric business decisions.

7 Times

Loud & Proud: Improving Your Presentation Game

Loud & Proud: Improving Your Presentation Game

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.

4 Times

Innovation Masterclass: Launching & Scaling Startups with Brickx + GA

Innovation Masterclass: Launching & Scaling Startups with Brickx + GA

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

F'Up Nights

F'Up Nights

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!

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

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

Financial Technology - or FinTech - is a force that is changing our lives by making financial tools and services accessible to everyone. But how to make the most out of it?

Communication Hacks: Exclusive Alumni Workshop Series

Communication Hacks: Exclusive Alumni Workshop Series

The goal of the evening would be to empower our alumni with key technics that they can apply straight out of the class to communicate better and more productively.

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

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

What jobs will exist in 2020? Come along and hear from a panel of industry leaders on how to stay relevant in the rapidly changing tech space for 2016 and beyond...

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.

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.

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