The Team

THE TEAM

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Helena Fern

Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Helena leads the Generator at Monash University and has been part of the team since 2016. Her role is to design the programs, work across the entrepreneurial community at Monash and provide support to startups. She also helps set the direction of the Generator to maximise its impact on young entrepreneurs at Monash. Helena has been working in the university startup space since 2009 both in the UK and Australia. She has a Bachelor in Fine Art and Postgrad in Marketing.

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Fiona Lewis

Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator

Fiona manages the core programs of the Generator - Innovation Bootcamp, Validator and Accelerator. She has been part of the very start of entrepreneurship at Monash through the Incubate program in 2015. Her role is to shape out an incredible experience for young entrepreneurs and startups coming through the Generator programs, as well as develop new programs for the Monash community. She is a Monash Alumni with a Bachelor in Biomedical Science and a Masters in Commercialisation.

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Megan Flamer

Head of Startup Programs

Megan is Head of Startup Programs at the Generator, responsible for the design and delivery of our programs and connectivity for startups into the investor ecosystem. Megan spent four years in San Francisco where she consulted on organisational development, communications and mindfulness for some of the world’s biggest tech companies.

She has designed, contributed to and run startup accelerator programs and training in the US, Asia, and Australia.

Prior to her stint in Silicon Valley, Megan worked as a journalist and radio host with the ABC for over a decade in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Megan is also a highly regarded mindfulness consultant, having run her own yoga retreat and personal development company, creating mindfulness programs for teams at Google, Facebook, Rio Tinto, and ANZ, among many others.

Megan also advises and mentors in the Australian and New Zealand startup ecosystems, and is committed to building thriving startups with healthy, balanced founders.

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Jaala Alex

Community Manager

Jaala joined the team in 2019, after relocating to Melbourne from Brisbane. Jaala's background is in marketing and communication in the Arts sector where she worked in both craft and contemporary art spaces, museums, and large institutional galleries in Queensland. She has since found a passion for the supporting founder journey, and finds fulfillment in helping individuals tap into their human potential and thrive. Her role as Community Manager focuses on spreading the entrepreneurial mindset at the University through curating transformative face-to-face and digital learning experiences and events for the growing community at Monash. Jaala lives by a founder-first mantra.