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Hamish Hawthorn, CEO, ATP Innovations, 9 Febraury 2015


Hamish Hawthorn, CEO, ATP Innovations addressed a private boardroom event for 23 business executives where guests engaged Hamish in a discussion around; “Australia’s World Leading Technology Incubator – building blocks to start-up success”. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by Australian Technology Park and Laissez-Faire Catering.

Every day there are start-up success stories that blow our minds. The business world is abuzz with talk of innovation, technology, cloud and more. Hamish Hawthorn is the CEO of ATP Innovations the recently crowned “World’s Leading Incubator and Technology Incubator".

This was a wonderful opportunity to understand first-hand the start-up ecosystem through the experiences of Australia’s leading incubator. ATP Innovations’ CV is impressive:

  • worked with 80 businesses over five years across engineering and information technology, and life sciences
  • raised $79m from private investors
  • secured $18m in competitive government grants
  • 77 products and services launched, and
  • 25% of businesses more than doubled in size

Hamish has served as the CEO of ATP Innovations since 2007. His extensive business networks span all areas of technology, and he has a proven track record in building early-stage businesses. He has led capital raisings and strategic investments for a number of companies and serves on the boards of several portfolio businesses.

Prior to joining ATP Innovations in 2005, Hamish held senior roles in business development and strategy. He was the Director of R&D for a leading custom automotive wheel manufacturer, where he ran product development programs for race and road applications.

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