CEO @ Startup Victoria
Georgia began her career studying entrepreneurship at Babson College, Boston and RMIT, Melbourne. Shortly after finishing her University degrees, Georgia raised seed capital to found wine startup Lupé Wines in 2011. Lupé Wines specialised in supplying events, airlines and hotel minibars with the world’s first single serve glass of wine designed for ease of use. The company expanded quickly across Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. Lupé was listed as top 10 startups to watch by BRW and Georgia was listed as Top 50 Entrepreneurs to watch in 2015. Georgia was a key note speaker on entrepreneurship at the 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey. In 2016 the company was successfully sold.
Georgia took on the CEO role at Startup Victoria in 2016 to help organise the startup ecosystem from her experience as an Australia entrepreneur. Startup Victoria is the go-to independent startup body for Victoria that focuses on creating more founders and better founders. The main initiatives the company runs are a monthly Pitch Night, Australias first startup platform which offers a central location for events, jobs, resources and mentors, and Victorias first startup ecosystem datamap.
Georgia also sits on the board of Second Bite, RMIT’s New Enterprise Investment Fund and is an Expert Advisory Member for the Australian Federal Government Accelerating Commercialisation Programme.