We are thrilled to announce Joe Barber as the final member of our expert panel of judges for the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest in Bendigo on the 23rd November 2016. Joe will accompany Georgia Beattie, Gregory Sutherland, Kerry Anderson and Paul Chapman on our judging panel . What an amazing panel of judges!

A little more about Joe....

No one knows everything. Joe doesn’t know how to sew, fly a jumbo jet or fish. But he does know technology, startups and business development.

Despite starting life as a programmer Joe founded 8 startups in the last 20 years. On balance more success than failures with lessons learnt every time – especially the failures.

Joe has lived periods in many cities including San Francisco, London, Kuala Lumpur, and Sydney but he always enjoy coming home to Melbourne.

Joe is an expert in all things mobile, business development, strategy, retail, sales & marketing, eCommerce, apps, web development and am regarded as being well versed in the finance and legal aspects of business/corporate governance. A number of years ago he was given a global award for contribution to mobile marketing.

Giving back is an important life philosophy for Joe with time invested in charitable work as well as mentoring emerging entrepreneurs and advising others to help them achieve their goals.

Joe has many big ideas and knows how to execute. He enjoys talking to others about their big ideas.

Dianna Somerville