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Get To
Know Mads
Grummet.

Mads plays many roles across the startup ecosystem as an Angel and VC investor, award-winning education technology entrepreneur, in-demand speaker, author and podcast host. She's also Mum to four awesome daughters, who are hands down her greatest teachers.

Madeleine is committed to …

Making work matter
Discovering new perspectives
Growth + human flourishing
Continuous learning loops

Madeleine is committed to …

Backing great founders, building great companies + growing great teams.

Madeleine is a journalist and storyteller, award-winning education technology entrepreneur, startup mentor and early stage venture investor.

Co-Founder Future Amp

Mads Co-Founded Future Amp, a careers and employability skills edtech platform supported by the University of Melbourne’s Innovated, Amazon Web Services, leading industries and David Gonski AC’s national Future Minds program.

Co-Founder + CEO girledworld

Mads Co-Founded and was CEO of girledworld – an award-winning national career education company, which has worked with STEM, startup and tech industry mentors in 100’s of global and local companies to connect them with 40,000+ female students to upskill them for the jobs of tomorrow.

Media + Storytelling

Mads started her career as a journalist, completing her cadetship with News Corp and moving from PBL to ACP and Channel Nine in roles across editorial and management. Mads continues to find voice and tell stories as a national keynote speaker, regular media contributor, author, freelance writer, MC and cohost of the top-rating Human Cogs podcast.

Mads’ greatest learning moments are …

pretty much always led by her four awesome daughters, who keep her eye firmly on the horizon.

MADS HOLDS A NUMBER OF ADVISORY POSITIONS + STARTUP MENTORSHIP ROLES, AND HAS RECEIVED MULTIPLE AWARDS.

WINNER

2019 VICTORIAN TECH DIVERSITY AWARD

WINNER

 2020 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
LEADERSHIP AWARD

MEMBER

 AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS

GRADUATE

VCC VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATION
(2019 SCHOLARSHIP)

GRADUATE

2016 MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTER OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
(FIRST CLASS HONOURS)

QUALIFIED

 IDEO – Design Thinking Facilitation
STANFORD UNIVERSITY – d.school Design Thinking
INVENTIUM – Innovation Facilitation
STORIED – Lean Story

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