Director, Junta & Mentor, River City Labs
Peter is the founder of Junta through which he participates heavily in the innovation ecosystem. A major role that he performs is interfacing between corporates and new ventures. He has coached and advised 800+ startups and new ventures on how to innovate, implement, and deliver to both consumers and businesses.
He has been the Mentor in Residence at River City Labs for over seven years. An Entrepreneur in Residence on six different programs over the last two years (UQ, QUT, RCLAccelerator) and also mentor on 15+ startup programs nationally (muru-d, Techstars Adelaide, Skalata, unearthed, ...). He has been doing large scale software development for the last 25 years for both Enterprise and New Ventures (Oracle, Telstra, Sensis, NAB, Suncorp, Energex). Peter has an MBA from QUT specialising in strategy, entrepreneurship, and microeconomics. He is a sessional lecturer in innovation, entrepreneurship, and business strategy at both UQ and QUT. Peter won the Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur Award for 2018.
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