Dean Alle has a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, startups and commercialisation of new technology. In addition to several tech related startups of his own, Dean has led major commercialisation projects with Australian Universities and Research Centres, spinoff and startup companies, and corporate organisations. Dean adds value to startup opportunities as an investor, director, advisory board, executive and as a serial startup creator in the innovation ecosystem.
Dean is the Entrepreneur in Residence for several organisations, a Federal Government sponsored Expert in Residence, on the Federal Government expert entrepreneurs panel and the Queensland Government grant assessment panel. Dean is a facilitator and mentor for the ON Program (Australian National Accelerator), this program helps STEM be entrepreneurs. Dean is a judge for startup investment competitions and lead mentor of many Startup Weekends and Hacks. Dean creates and delivers accelerator programs and workshops, Dean facilitates and presents on innovation and entrepreneurship. Dean works with youth entrepreneurs and in schools to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs.
When he is not working on his own startups, Dean enjoys most of all working with entrepreneurs and creative people to achieve commercially relevant outcomes. Dean grew up on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, has worked around Australia and overseas and has a PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics from the Australian National University Canberra.