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Joshua Flannery

Advisor Sydney Area, Australia, AU

Manager:Student Entrepreneur Development, UNSW, Co-founder, Field Dreams

Manager:Student Entrepreneur Development, UNSW, Co-founder, Field Dreams

4 vouches

Involved In


StudyLink (Navitas)
Joshua Flannery English Company
DJ (Small business)


Joshua Flannery English Company
Student Athlete US
Start-up DJ Business
NewSouth Innovations
StudyLink K.K.


Manager, Student Entrepreneur Development, UNSW Innovations University of New South Wales June 2012 - present
Senior Regional Manager, Hong Kong, China & Japan Macquarie University November 2010 - May 2012
Co-Founder InterCreations November 2009 - November 2011
Manager, Client Services - Technology StudyLink (Navitas) November 2009 - October 2010
Managing Director, Australia Global Management Challenge March 2007 - October 2010
Co-Founder, StudyLink K.K./StudyLink株式会社 (Japan) StudyLink (Navitas) October 2005 - October 2009
Client Services Executive StudyLink (Navitas) June 2004 - September 2005
Merchandise Sales - Japanese DFS Galleria January 2004 - May 2004
Teacher Trainer & English teacher Kohgakusha August 2001 - December 2003
Founder and English Teacher Joshua Flannery English Company August 2001 - December 2003
Assistant Language Teacher - Maebashi Board of Education, Gunma Prefecture (Japan) Japan Ministry for Education July 2000 - June 2001
Founder DJ (Small business) January 1996 - June 2000
Customer Services Manager Sushi Train Pty Ltd January 1997 - December 1999


National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance - UC Berkeley 2014 - 2014
Udacity 2014 - 2014
Sake Education Council Japanese sake, Nihonshu 2013 - 2013
Australian Graduate School of Management Strategic Management of Business & Technology 2009 - 2012
Australian Marketing Institute Marketing 2009 - 2012
TP3 Project Management Fundamentals 2010 - 2010
Media Sales Cadetship 2004 - 2004
University of New South Wales Media Sales 2004 - 2004
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Japanese Language 2002 - 2002
University of Western Sydney Communications 1997 - 2000
St. Pius X College 1991 - 1996
Holy Spirit North Ryde 1984 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Trained with Steve Blank in 2014 on best practice for running accelerators and incubator programs using Lean LaunchPad mehtodology.

In 2005 I started a online marketing/software company in Osaka which saw me raise capital, execute sales, successfully pitch for entry into an incubator program and manage a small international team for 3 years.

I brought the Global Management Challenge, an online business simulation competition to Australia and built it up to the point of seeing 400% year on year growth - it is now the largest program of its kind globally.

I started up a pocket sized magazine called Catalogue for Study Abroad which became the publication with the highest distribution and readership of its kind in Japan.

I co-authored a program for PhD and research students called "Intrapreneurship - Accelerate Your Career" which resulted in 10% of students in the first year receiving international media coverage for their new innovation projects.

I co-founded the UNSW Startup Games with Bart Jellema, the best known and most successful pre-accelerator program in Australia.

I was the first person hired at UNSW to specifically build and support the on campus start-up ecosystem and 2 years later I have built a team, processes and partnerships seeing 180+ start-up projects being supported in 2 years

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Joseph Pham
They're my friends  •  Connections Architect, Entrepreneur and Digital Consultant
Joshua is an awesom resource for all young entrepreneurs, especially UNSW students, where he provides advice, programs and initiatives for s ... tudent entrepreneurs through the New South Innovations program.
Dru Rustin
We worked together  •  Owner, Rustin Digital. Previously Production Manager, StudyLink.
Joshua is a forward thinker. He has a wonderful vision about the future he wants to create and is creative and resourceful in his methods of ... acquiring this.
Naveen Neti
They're my advisor: NewSouth Innovations  •  Previously Advisory Vacationer, EY. Previously Research Assistant, UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering.
Joshua has been a godsend when it comes to consulting with our start-up. The start-up lifestyle can be very stressful time of a person's lif ... e but fortunately Joshua was there with us every step of the way to guide us when we approached unknown territory. Whether it be business strategy or legal issues, he always has a timely and sensible response. Using his network, Joshua was able to source potential clients and also an amazing mentor who had expertise specific to our industry. He has a true and genuine passion to help entrepreneurs maximise all possible avenues. On several occasions, Joshua has gone out of his way to help us. Our start-up would definitely have not achieved the success it has without his constant support, mentorship and genuine passion.
Jarred Hardman
They're my friends  •  Founder, Crowd & Co. Formerly: in-house legal counsel (UGL), business manger (UGL) and lawyer (Freehills)
Joshua has an energy which helps the student community follow their start-up dreams. He has been a great advisor for my start-up and is a gr ... eat facilitator in the Sydney start-up community.

Dennis Ong
They're my advisor  •  Lab Demonstrator, University of New South Wales. Previously Engineering Intern, Teleplan International.
Dennis is an honest, hardworking clever and entrepreneurial guy. He'd make a great technical co-founder and I've seen this first hand in his ... work with

Jarred Hardman
They're my advisor  •  Founder, Crowd & Co. Formerly: in-house legal counsel (UGL), business manger (UGL) and lawyer (Freehills)
Jarred comes with a unique balance of corporate professional experience, legal expertise and true entrepreneurial passion. He understands th ... e big picture and make things happen.

Dru Rustin
Owner, Rustin Digital. Previously Production Manager, StudyLink.
Dru can see the big picture and translate market demand into beautiful web design and online masterpieces.