One of the best things about Vibewire, is our close knit community of young people (aged 20 – 35) – who are filmmakers, scientist, writers, risk executives, data strategists, developers – we’re all keen to collab, test + learn and challenge our abilities and mindsets.

Say hello.

The

A-Team

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Susan Shi

Executive Director

By day I work in product strategy in corporate banking and by night I am at Vibewire keeping the lights on.

Talented Mr. Ripley and Gone with the Wind are my favorite books. I like surprises and edible gifts.

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Sophie Saville

Partnership Manager

I run my own videography business called SOSAVY and have worked with brands like QANTAS and ABC.

At Vibewire, I run everything program related including our partnerships, events and space hire.

I love making music videos, adventuring and meeting new people.

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Rowan Devereux

Community Manager

I’m a Film Producer specialising in telling interesting stories poorly. As well as writing 2 word film reviews

At vibewire, I run everything community and membership based.

susan@vibewire.org

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Shannon Bourke

Community Co-Ordinator

I am a Communications graduate from UTS, majoring in digital and social media. Previously I’ve worked in Public relations as a media assistant, as well as roles in tourism and education.

I am passionate about supporting local music, innovative tech and the arts. In my spare time you can find me dog watching, catching a Newtown jets game or watching Seinfeld.

At Vibewire I handle social media, events and community building activities.

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Louise Yeh

Partnership Co-Ordinator

I’m studying communications at UTS and helping to co-ordinate partnerships and events at Vibewire.

My favourite topics of conversation are desserts and dogs. My hobbies include reading, going to the beach, and spending too much time in skincare and make up aisles at pharmacies.

shannon@vibewire.org

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Community

Profiles

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As a teen I was pretty focused on becoming a journalist. I had my first fully published print article in a local Sydney Fairfax paper at age 15, and began writing for various online and magazine publications before 21. That led me to a Degree in Communications & Media (Journalism & PR majors) through The University of Notre Dame. During this time, I sat on student boards, created the biggest social society on campus, and launched the first ever fully printed student magazine at the Broadway/Sydney campus. During my studies, I also became focused on business and social media – starting as an intern, and then working full time with social media auditors SR7 (since acquired by KPMG). During my university years, I also worked across larger companies like Merivale and publishers like WeekendNotes.

This led me to create my current business, 5Why, which aimed to be an outlet for students to express various thoughts on things that mattered to them. After finishing up with university I worked for media giants oOh! Media for three years across sales, digital and marketing – heading over to Silicon Valley for 4 months in the middle of that period to work on some startup projects. Since coming back, 5Why and my personal consulting business GDM has become my main working projects. I’ve taken the plunge into giving 5Why a full time commitment, have two angel investors vested in the project and for the first time ever a full time editor. But it’s proving to be very worth it!

Gordon D’Mello

Founder of 5Why

5 Why

Gordon’s Website

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Ace Mamun is the Founder/CEO of The Socialites, a multi-national lifestyle and entertainment network with nearly a 100,000 members, and Director/Global Head of Marketing of The Plus Ones in Sydney, an experiential publication showcasing the best experiences in cities across the globe.

The Socialites network also includes:

– A creatives’ network with thousands of members in the arts, music, fashion, film, communications, dance, and design scene.

– An influencer network comprising millions of followers and a myriad of lifestyle blogs and publications.

Leveraging the above, The Socialites provides communications agency services across the entertainment and lifestyle scene.

In addition to the above, Ace, over the past decade, has worked across creative, media, advertising, entertainment, and publishing, having worn the hats of Art Director, Head of Strategy, Editor-in-Chief, Event Organizer, Emcee, and more. Ace has also lead, developed and worked on advertising/marketing campaigns with some of Australia’s biggest names, including Flight Centre, Unilever, ANZ, as well as innumerable festivals nationally.

Ace Mumun

Founder/CEO of The Socialites

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Ace’s website

The Socialites

The Plus Ones

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I left the fast-paced world of mergers and acquisitions for the creative freedom of styling and creative direction – only to dive headlong into the even more frenetic pace of life as a fashion-tech startup founder. I didn’t know what I wanted to become when I enrolled in a double degree of Commerce/Law at USyd. I became Sydney President of the largest national finance careers student society, which set me on the path to investment banking.  I started my post-uni life as a grad in Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. It was an insane experience, but the excitement and learning plateaued, so I said goodbye to the 100+ hour weeks and ridiculous work culture.

Having always been a creative at heart, I returned to Sydney and pursued a new hobby as a stylist, which I quickly fashioned into a new career. This expanded into creative direction and production, which I conduct under the brand Flank and Finish, working with fashion labels and creative agencies.

I founded Lustr out of frustration at witnessing the struggles independent designers face when trying to grow their businesses. It is a platform that matches fashion-conscious shoppers to designers suited to their style, while helping designers better understand their target shoppers to help them break into markets normally swamped by the big brands. We’re like a Spotify for fashion. We were selected as the only Australian start-up to go through AngelHack’s global pre-accelerator program. We spent the end of last year in Silicon Valley and are now powering away on our beta, to launch this year. Lustr is currently in beta.

Angela Liang

Founder of Lustr and Stylist, Producer & Creative Director under the brand Flank and Finisht

Flanked and Finisht

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Hi my name is Vincent, founder and CEO of KeyHub. I have been involved in entrepreneurship for 6 years. My journey began in high school when I set up a rock n’ roll theme live music bar with my friends back in 2010 in China. I’m proud it is still up and running and has become a landmark attraction of my city. I studied accounting/commerce and my mother tongue is Mandarin, but I was never limited by my degree nor background. I ran a sharehouse/vacation rental business, an initiative to bridge Australian business and Chinese individual investors, and I am a founding member of an IoT community backed by industry leaders. ‘I’ve failed a lot and I learnt a lot’, that’s a good summary of my experience in the startup world.

Vincent Shang

Founder of KeyHub

KeyHub

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Our
Partners

We love our partners and so does our wider 8000+ futuremakers community! If you’re interested in being a program sponsor or submitting a corporate brief to get some diverse ideas from our community –  we’d love both. Reach out to sophie@vibewire.org and find out how we can be a thing together.

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Contact us 

We live at 525 Harris St,
Ultimo 2007

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