Our Team


Sue Hogan | Program Director

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. 


Emmelie Stapel I Business Operations and Partnerships Manager

Emmelie is a driven business developer with a passion for digital innovation. With a background in working for accelerator programs in the Netherlands in the fields of web & mobile, smart energy, digital health and A.I. she is excited to be part of the startup ecosystem here in Australia and keen to work on programs at SBE Australia that contribute to the support of female founders and the creation of sustainable businesses. 

In prior roles, Emmelie has helped expand business' into new international markets, execute new business strategies and built strong
strategic partnerships connecting corporates and startups to drive innovation. 

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Larisa Chisholm I Biotech and Life Sciences Program Manager

With 20 years of expertise in innovation and the translation and commercialisation of life science research, Larisa has developed, managed and executed successful business development strategies.  Larisa's core skills include IP management, in-licensing, out-licensing, business development, communications, stakeholder management and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining SBE Australia, Larisa was a key member of the leadership team at ASX and NASDAQ listed Immutep (Prima BioMed Ltd) for 14 years, enjoying a cross-functional operational role working with clinical and manufacturing teams to ensure a consistent IP/BD and corporate strategy across all areas of the business.