MEET OUR EXPERTS
The One Roof team have searched high and low to find the best mentors and subject matter experts across a range of industries and professions. You can book in a free 1:1 consultation with any of our experts below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an introduction.
***Free office hours are only available to One Roof members***
LAW CONSULTATIONS - RONEN
Ronen is the founder of #CorporateAdvice, a one-stop shop of legal, accounting and strategy services for startups, for-purpose businesses and social enterprises.
He is passionate about developing and supporting a thriving startup ecosystem in Australia, and has also co-founded Mamilla, an accelerator program connecting early stage startups with mentors, as well as technology and startups outside Australia. Ronen is a cool, approachable and smart lawyer. You will love him as much as we do!
Meet with Ronen and his team every Wednesday when they work in the co-working space about legal issues and solutions for startups and social enterprises, startup strategy and social enterprise strategy.
Marketing & Business Strategy Consultations Jericho
Jericho is the Head of Strategy for #CorporateAdvice and the founder of Bountie. Before making the leap into startup world, Jericho spent seven years pursuing an international marketing career with Red Bull. She headed up national departments across Asia, Europe and ANZ, developing and delivering high-level strategic business plans and managing large multi-cultural teams. Jericho can help you with:
- Building business plans
- Devising marketing strategies
- All things team - organisational design, hiring for success, management coaching & developing high potential team members
- Creative ideation & general brand building
You can book a consult with Jericho every second Wednesday.
SOCIAL MEDIA or start up CONSULTATIONS
Toni-Marie Aston is the Founder of 2aT Startup, a digital & design business located within One Roof supporting startups and small businesses.
After over 8 years in the marketing industry, Toni then successfully launched her own business in 2015. Now, Toni and her team have helped launch nurmourse startups and continue to help small businesses grow through brand design, website launches and social media strategies.
Toni is passionate about educating other small businesses and individuals about what is achievable with their brand on and offline. During this 30 minute consultation you will have the option to discuss one of two topics:
- Social Media for small business: how to grow and connect with your audience
- Getting back to basics: What to do before you start a business
Toni is a brand specialist, digital marketing guru and available Thursday afternoons.
twenty minute meditation - susie
Susie Hopkins founder of Thrive Services has 20 years experience in the health and wellness sector. She is an Registered Nurse, has a Masters in Public Health and is a trained yoga and mindfulness teacher.
Susie does weekly meditations on Tuesdays at 2pm.
Graphic and web design - lara
Lara is a feminist designer and entrepreneur, who co-founded Social Good Outpost, a design studio working with social enterprises in Australia. She works with digital technologies to create graphic and web design and create connection - so clients can communicate with and provide to their communities and audiences.
Lara can assist with graphic and web design questions or mini-tasks, feedback and testing of current sites or marketing, help designing for social media, general small business management tools and lessons learnt that might be helpful to share.
BUSINESS SUPPORT CONSULTATIONS - sheree
Sheree Rubinstein is the cofounder and CEO of One Roof. As a former corporate lawyer Sheree has experience across both the corporate and startup sectors. Sheree is passionate about supporting women in business and ensuring women have the tools, networks and confidence they need to succeed. As a business owner Sheree understands what it takes to test an idea, turn it into a reality and then grow it into a sustainable and scalable business. Sheree loves to chat and be a sounding board. More specifically she can help with the following:
- how to test your ideas and assumptions
- how to run focus groups to validate your ideas and assumptions
- how to best leverage the community and support at One Roof to help grow your business
- funding options and pitching opportunities
- corporate sponsorship
- curated connections to the wider One Roof community of startups, experts, corporates, investors and mentors.
Chat with Sheree every second Wednesday.
TECH & IT CONSULTATIONS - STEPHANIE
As the CEO of Dolphin Worxs for 6 years, Stephanie ran a highly niched, incredibly successful software company that sold enterprise installations into the commercial printing market.
Under her leadership , Dolphin Worxs expanded into 7 countries across 3 continents , supported by a tiny little team of 10 staff based in Melbourne and Johannesburg South Africa.
Steph is available evert second Wednesday at One Roof for a free consultation and can help you with the following:
- Boring hum drum IT and tech Support
- How to find your first users, and how to keep them and turn them into raving
- How to lower your churn rate
- How to build business processes and operational systems that scale
- Product and tech validation advice on your start-up.
Experience Designer - Sunil
Sunil’s passion is to help you bring your idea to life. Sunil is an Experience Designer who can help you figure out:
- the problem you are (or should be) trying to solve
- the people having this problem and their needs and expectations
- how your idea fits with their needs and behaviours
- your assumptions and risks
- what to do next.
Sunil is a collaborator, helping you understand whether your idea will work, or how to get customer feedback and turn this into actionable improvements in your existing product or service.
He draws on his skills and experience in Design Thinking, lean startup, UX and traditional business consulting environments, bringing a human-centred design approach to give you the direction, skills, techniques and resources you need.
Some of the activities/tools he uses include - Business Model/Lean canvas, empathy mapping, journey mapping, customer research, product/concept testing, prototyping and usability.
He is available for phone/skype appointments.
MARKETING CONSULTATIONS - STEPHANIE
Want more of those “dream customers” that convert? Have questions about how to make your brand stand out from the rest? Are you spending a lot of time and resources on different social media platforms, but don't know if they're working? Bring your burning marketing questions every Thursday to Stephanie David, founder of POPNOD and she'll be your sounding board!
POPNOD is a global marketing studio that helps women-led brands attract customers and build loyal fans. With clients in the U.S., Australia, and Europe, POPNOD has launched dozens of marketing campaigns that have brought measurable impact across multiple channels, and has partnered with over 100 fashion and lifestyle brands.
GOVERNMENT GRANTS CONSULTATIONS - BENJAMIN
Benjamin from Catalyst Solutions is offering advice and guidance for those seeking government funding opportunities for their businesses. After understanding your business and the different projects you are currently working on, Benjamin will aid you in determining which grant or funding opportunities you may be eligible for, and the pathway to successfully applying for those opportunities.
accounting CONSULTATIONS - remco
Remco is the Founder of Standard Ledger dedicated startup accounts. He believes entrepreneurs should focus on taking over the world while he provides book-keeping and accounting that scales as startups grow. Remco is a virtual CFO, VC and entrepreneurial educator. As a CPA and CFO / COO, he has worked in entrepreneurial technology businesses for the last 10 years, preceded by 4 years in venture capital and 10 years in multinational consulting / services companies. Remco is passionate about supporting women in business, startups and social enterprises.
He is available for phone appointments.
Personal Finance - Rhiannon
Have you ever wondered….
Which debt should I pay off first? Where can I get the best interest rate on my savings? Is putting money into super a good idea? Do I need insurance? Can I afford to buy a house? I want to invest in shares where do I start?
Finance Women is dedicated to building the financial skills and confidence of women (and yes we do help men too) through financial education, advice and coaching.
Rhiannon is a qualified financial planner with 15 years experience helping people make better quality financial decision.
Half hour Q&A slots can be booked most Fridays, this is your chance to ask questions on a wide range of finance topics from super to budgeting, debt management to investing.
To learn more about Rhiannon and Finance Women you can visit www.financewomen.com.au.
story telling & communication consultations - merrile
Merrilee McCoy helps people in business step into their stories and clarify how they can more powerfully and effectively share their message with the world. Using her long and colourful experience in the creative industries, Merrilee’s unique approach aims to:
unify teams around shared stories & values
shape key business stories for use in networking/ PR etc
leverage the core themes and elements of your stories as a strong, cohesive foundation for your brand & customer experience.
So if you’re keen to explore how storytelling can help your business get ready for growth, Merrilee's got your back!
Book a chat with her on Fridays at One Roof.
Service business CONSULTATIONS - SONYA
Are you are a coach, consultant, designer or a woman in another kind of service business struggling with any of the following:
- Creating consistent income
- Selling high-ticket services
- Creating a business model that works
- Exhaustion or overwhelm around marketing
- Being scattered in too many directions and losing your focus
- Nailing your ideal target market
- The right pricing and packaging
- Your sales process and converting leads
Sometimes small tweaks in what you are doing now can have a huge effect on the success of your business, your financial life and the impact you can make in the world.
Sonya Stattmann is a Success Strategist for women in business focusing on helping service businesses streamline their time, energy and money so they can have more impact. She has been working with women for the last 17 years globally and has had multiple businesses, including a branding agency, work/life balance centre and her longtime coaching business.
Sonya is honest and real, helping you with both any internal blocks that get in your way and the best business strategy for your goals.
Sonya hosts a lunchtime group mastermind once per month on a Tuesday at One Roof. Check her website here for regular updates.
PERSONAL FINANCE consultations - REBECCA
Rebecca is one of Wealth Enhancers incredible coaches and brings a host of ideas and experience from her previous work in corporate financial advice and financial due diligence. Rebecca is available to meet with you to identify goals, review your current financial plan and assess your opportunities. This session comes at no costs to you and only requires an investment of your time.
Wealth Enhancers exists to enable Gen Y to become high performing and to live a life driven by their values free if societal and monetary limitations. Wealth Enhancers provides expert financial advice and coaching to help you build your dream life.
INVESTMENT CONSULTATION - RACHEL YANG
Rachel is the Investment Manager at Giant Leap, a venture capital fund dedicated to investing in rapidly scalable, early stage businesses that fuse profit and purpose across three impact themes: health and wellbeing, sustainable living and empowering people. Giant Leap is backed by the Impact Investment Group, a leading Australian funds manager whose mission is to shift capital towards impact investments. Rachel Yang is offering free investor consultations to the One Roof community every Thursday. Ask her any question related to angel investing, venture capital and impact investing.
INVESTMENT CONSULTATION - ADRIAN STONE
After a successful career at IBM, Adrian became a serial entrepreneur who had multiple exits across the USA, Australia and NZ. Adrian is now the founder and CEO of AngelCube, Melbourne’s first venture accelerator, which provides seed funding and mentoring for technology startups. AngelCube’s mission to invest in and graduate 40 technology startups over the next 4 years, and recently won StartupSmart magazine’s “Best Startup Investor” award.
Adrian mentors and guides startups that are in concept stage, assisting them to develop their businesses and investment pitches and provides connections with investors to Australia, Silicon Valley, New York and UK.
INVESTMENT & LEGAL CONSULTS - TESSA AND BEN
Tess is Head of Legal & Ben is Legal Project Manager at #CorporateAdvice. Tess & Ben are particularly passionate about helping startups & social enterprises to flourish. #CorporateAdvice is a one-stop shop of legal, accounting, investment & strategy services specifically tailored to support startups at any stage. From company incorporation to investor docs, virtual CFO to shareholders agreements, Tess & Ben are available to help with all of your questions every other Wednesday.
To get in touch with the team, please email Ellie: