INNOVATION TEAM

Dante St James

Director – Innovation and Investment Readiness

Dante is our Director – Innovation and Investment Readiness, for on-the-ground support in Darwin for our Start NT program. He also delivers a range of public workshops, networking and industry events through both Darwin Innovation Hub and our Creative Studio.

His qualifications include just over 80 current digital and business certifications that feature a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW) along with earlier tertiary qualifications in health.

His career started in health and shifted to telecoms, I.T., broadcast media, digital media, marketing, social media, entrepreneurship support, digital skills training, public speaking coaching and building his own businsses. He still runs his own digital marketing, public speaking training and digital skills training businesses.

Dante most recently delivered the Australian Government’s Digital Solutions and Entrepreneurship Facilitator programs in the NT. At the same time, he currently holds a training contract with Meta (Facebook) Australia, has delivered the Infoxchange/Google Digital Springboard program, and the Australian Government’s BeConnected initiative. His online workshops, in-person training and support has assisted well over 20,000 people since 2019.

Dante is currently teaching at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Business and Entrepreneurship.

Current memberships and connections include: NT Chamber of Commerce, ACS, Tourism Top End, Tourism Central Australia, Darwin City Retailers, Australian Institute of Office Professionals, Silicon Beach Australia, self-employment & entrepreneurship hubs in QLD, WA, SA & Tasmania, the Real Estate Institutes of NT and VIC, NT October Business Month, Australian Entrepreneurs Alliance and the National Self Employment Association. He is also the current Chair of Territory Proud Inc.