Entrepreneur in Residence

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
– Sir Isaac Newton

We are delighted to bring you access to amazing female entrepreneurs who have paved the way for all of us. The lady who holds this short-term seat is a powerful force in her field and available to support, empower and encourage you to reach your business goals.

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Jo Burston

Founder and CEO

Jo Burston is the founder and Managing Director of Job Capital. She is also the co-founder and director of startup.business and founder and CEO of the social impact movement Inspiring Rare Birds.

Inspiring Rare Birds works to promote opportunities for women in entrepreneurship and leadership and has a global vision to have one million men and women in its community by 2020. The business partners with startup.business to provide a blended learning environment in order to teach entrepreneurial skills and mindset to children and adults. 
 
Jo has been recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the past six years and is a leading authority on global women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a whole, and SMB markets. She was recently invited by Microsoft to address some of the 45,000 delegates at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto and also delivers a summer course on entrepreneurship at Oxford University, in the United Kingdom.  
 
Jo is an active mentor for fast growth entrepreneurs, both men and women, and is passionate about encouraging young Australians to endeavour to find out exactly who it is that they want to become, and create their own jobs to achieve this.
Career Highlights
  • Published 3 books: Brilliant BusinessKids, Australia’s 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs and #IFSHECANICAN
  • Recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the past six years
  • Grew Job Capital from nothing to $40M in less than 5 years with a team of 12
  • The 2015 regional Oceania ambassador for the UN-recognised Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
  • In 2018 she was named Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Alumni and Optus My Business Businesswoman Of The Year.

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