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Former Chair Topaz Conway

Topaz Conway has been growing businesses for over 20 years, including two of her own.  She started working with start-up companies in Seattle, USA in 2000, as a Founder, CEO, Venture Capitalist and finally as an Investor. Her experience spans a number of industries, including IT, e-commerce, bio-engineering, and med-tech.

Her current investments include IOT, hi-tech, software, and respiratory protection and she continues to guide these and other companies through investment, development, manufacturing, product launch and exit, in the US and Australia. 

In addition to having been co-Founder and Chair of SBE Australia from 2014 until 2018, Topaz is Director of StartupAUS, Cicada Innovations, and is an Advisor to Australia's Accelerating Commercialisation Program and ARIAC (Alberta Research & Innovation Advisory Council). She is immediate past Chair of PAFTec Pty Ltd, a respiratory protection device company and was a Director on the Telstra Industry Advisory Board until 2016.

With all her hats, Topaz is continually seeking and supporting Australia’s top innovation companies.