Meet the Team
Carla Dias Wadewitz
Lecturer In Innovation and Enterprise
08 8201 5367
Passionate about education and technology believing that both working together can change the world and improve people’s lives. Soccer and dancing fanatic capitalising on European routes. Loves to travel and learn about other cultures. Entertains family and friends playing piano but her kids still prevent her from singing…
Charlotte Du Rieu
Marketing and Communications Manager
08 8201 7551
A thoughtful marketer who values creativity, is insatiably curious about technology and knows how to connect an audience.
Loves to travel anywhere, her dog, other people’s dogs, great food and great music.
Dr. Marisa Maio Mackay
0430 933 307
Embracer of a multiple perspectives and innovative approach to business challenges and life.
Strong believer in meetings over lattes and a lover of musicals, plays, movies, travel and all things creative!
Pracademic and Venture Dorm Facilitator
Entrepreneur. Former President of Startup Adelaide Inc. Australia Day Citizen of the Year for Unley. Recognised in the Top 50 Australian Startup Influencers.
eNVIsion Limestone Coast Regional Manager
Callena’s career has been guided by one powerful question, “What can we do together that we cannot do alone?” With over 25 years experience in the Public Sector she is driven by a passion for building partnerships and creating opportunities that excite and inspire. Callena brings a jigsaw puzzle mentality to her work, always looking for opportunities that help people realise their potential and find their place.
Business Engagement Coordinator
08 8201 7591
A passionate philanthropist, foodie and health nut. Always seeking a good challenge that re-defines boundaries.
Regional Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Strategic communicator who enjoys connecting the dots across cultures, sectors and causes. Lives for storytelling that stirs change. Social justice advocate, travel lover, arts enthusiast, lifelong learner.
Flinders Innovation Centre
08 8201 7875
Lots of experience with 3D printing and design, building things and drinking hot chocolate by my 3D printer. Love all things mechanical and electronic. Have something you want 3D printed? Call me and we can sort it out.
If you want to see me light up, ask me about what it takes to get individuals really talking and working together as a cohesive unit understanding what to truly focus on. Oh, and I don’t mind a bit of a yarn about running, training and triathlons.
Senior Lecturer - Innovation and Enterprise
Bert values courage over comfort, inspiring leaders to build a vision and pursue change. Since 2012, he’s been a global pioneer in the lean startup methodology, coaching and developing over 600 student startups. Genuine and caring as well as process, result and impact-oriented, Bert’s purpose and value driven mindset help him teach with clarity of insight.
08 8201 7928
An organiser, scheduler and planner. Give me a Gantt Chart and I’ll be happy. A lover of the intersection of art and design. A creative cook with spices in my blood. A dog enthusiast. A beachgoer and an early days French speaker. Pourquai? Je ne sais pas.
Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Barossa-Yorke-Mid North
Dee Edwards is the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Barossa Valley, Yorke and Mid North regions. Based in the Barossa, Dee has a specialisation in agribusiness and food entrepreneurship. She has owned her own business working one-on-one with SME agrifood businesses and startups to build their management proficiency, improve core business profitability, and develop business growth plans.