CONNECTING OUR DEEP TECH ALUMNI NETWORK WITH OUR CURRENT GENERATION OF FOUNDERS AND CEOS

The Founders Program is exclusive to startups residing in our incubator. Our Founder Fellows are deep tech innovators, founders, entrepreneurs and business builders, who together have a proven track record of growing and scaling impactful deep technology companies. 

We know that deep tech startups developing transformational technologies require time, domain expertise, talent and capital to scale and inevitability encounter unique challenges along the way. That’s why we’ve brought our network of Founder Fellows together to help. No one knows the personal journey of a tech entrepreneur better than another founder who has done it all before. 

Our Founder Fellows will personally give guidance and take an emotional investment in your success. Both parties are responsible for nurturing the relationship, and really listening, without being defensive, to advice given. From building businesses in wireless technologies, renewable energies, life sciences, agtech and robotics, their expertise, experience, insight and perspective will make the difference for our current generation of Founders residing in the incubator.

In addition to the dedicated business support from the Cicada Innovations team, Cicada’s Founders program provides an exclusive opportunity for our upcoming startup founders and CEOs that are entering our incubator to tap into our unique Founder Fellow network.  

MEET OUR FOUNDER FELLOWS

Our Founder Fellows are alumni entrepreneurs with a connection to Cicada and experience running a deep tech business. Founder Fellows are also selected from successful scale ups currently residing within our incubator that are now in a position to “Pay It Forward” and give back to support new startup founders. These Founder Fellows have been invited by Cicada into this exclusive group and have offered their personal time to work hands-on with the startups selected to be part of the program.

  Bill Clasquin  Director & CTO  Envizi

Bill Clasquin
Director & CTO
Envizi

  Alex Brooks  Co-Founder & Director  Marathon Targets

Alex Brooks
Co-Founder & Director
Marathon Targets


  Bryce Carmine  Co-Founder & Non-Exec. Director  HaemalogiX

Bryce Carmine
Co-Founder & Non-Exec. Director
HaemalogiX

  John MacPhillamy  CFO, General Counsel & Executive Director  NeuClone

John MacPhillamy
CFO, General Counsel & Executive Director
NeuClone

  Neil Weste  VP Engineering,  Morse Micro /Co founder Radiata Communications

Neil Weste
VP Engineering, Morse Micro/Co founder Radiata Communications

  Gordon Black  Founder & CEO   East West Capital Limited

Gordon Black
Founder & CEO
East West Capital Limited

  Maureen Murphy  Founder & Commercialisation Adviser  AusIndustry

Maureen Murphy
Founder & Commercialisation Adviser
AusIndustry

  Duncan Veal  Founder & Commercialisation Adviser, MLA/Ex. Founder and CEO Fluorotechnics

Duncan Veal
Founder & Commercialisation Adviser, MLA/Ex. Founder and CEO Fluorotechnics

INTERESTED IN BEING A FOUNDER FELLOW?

The Cicada Founders Program is a pilot. As the program expands, we’ll need more Founder Fellows to help. Invitations to join the program will be on an ongoing and as needs basis.