Applicants for TechInSA grants are reviewed by an independent entrepreneurs panel in a pitch process which makes recommendations to the Board.

This comes after the startup proposal has been reviewed through extensive due diligence by TechInSA’s Industry Development team and then by the executive team who were recruited from the private sector. The Entrepreneurs panel is called The SAECF Independent Assessment Panel (IAP) and the members comprise subject matter, business and commercialisation experts from industry.

Between three to five IAP members are selected to participate at each IAP meeting to consider and assess SAECF grants (above a certain threshold) that have been recommended to them by TechInSA. The following entrepreneurs are in the current pool of IAP members:


Name

Affiliation

LinkedIn Profile Link

Andrew Downs

SAGE Automation

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Andrew Leunig

Leunig Advisory

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Ann Angel

Accelerating Commercialisation

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Anne Collins

Trajan Scientific and Medica

linkedin.com

Craig Yeung

Motus Legal

linkedin.com

Doug Adamson

Accelerating Commercialisation

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Grant Steinberg

Accelerating Commercialisation

linkedin.com

Greg Siegele

YourDC

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Helen Ujvary

Oxford University Innovation

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John Hood

JH Advisory

linkedin.com

John O’Brien

Australian CleanTech

linkedin.com

Kirk Drage

LeapSheep

linkedin.com

Mark Fusco

Advanced Focus

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Michelle Perugini

Life Whisperer and Presagen

linkedin.com

Nick Haan

OncoDx

linkedin.com

Tim Waterhouse

Sentek

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