Full Name
Renee Hakendorf
Job Title
National Innovation Hub Lead
CORE Innovation Hub
Speaker Bio
Renee is an experienced GM and Operations Manager, currently in the role of National Lead for CORE Innovation Hub, where she connects innovators with industry in the energy and resources sector across Australia.

She is passionate about creating thriving innovation communities that leverage the collective experience of its members to solve grand challenges.

Previously she ran the University of Adelaide’s incubator, ThincLab where she worked with 100+ startups annually to grow their ventures, secure customers and investors, build teams and validate a path to market.

She spent 10 years working in various roles across research commercialisation and prior to that managed the marketing for iconic brands including Lexus, Toyota and Australia Post.

Renee’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Management from UniSA as well as training in Entrepreneurial Operating Systems (EOS). She received a Federal Government scholarship to attend the National Startup Leaders Mission to Israel in 2018 and is an active member of the Startup ecosystem in South Australia.
Renee Hakendorf