Our Team

Julie Demsey

Julie Demsey | General Manager

After 23 years in San Francisco, 20 of those spent working for tech companies in the Silicon Valley, Julie moved to Sydney in September of 2016. Her goal was to help the startup ecosystem build strong sustainable companies and with a passion and vigour that fits so nicely with SBE Australia, she joined the team January of 2017. Julie has worked in all sizes of tech companies, having started her own, worked at early stage startups on through to large tech companies in a variety of verticals. She has helped build teams, products and companies into successful business.

Throughout Julie’s career she mentored women working in technology to help them navigate their careers, companies and to reach their full potential.


Sue Hogan | Program Manager

Sue brings over 25 years’ industry experience in marketing, events and innovation to SBE Australia. Prior to joining us, she spent six years as the General Manager of Innovation Bay, a key network for Australian-based technology entrepreneurs. There, she produced popular programs and sell-out events aimed to help tech startups succeed. 

Sue is excited to be part of the SBE Australia team, and is looking forward to developing new programs that contribute to the support of female founders—helping them build bigger, better and more sustainable businesses.