James has been involved, along with David, in the formation of Upstairs since its early days.
Working alongside the founding partners to bring the project to life, James and David run also manage and run their own business, Brijid Media Agency, as well as Gunthers Lane experiential technology hub. His background in digital marketing helps deliver client websites, strategies and campaigns across a variety of clients that help grow businesses.
Day-to-day, James helps introduce individuals, manage and coordinate events, business administration and ensuring smooth running of those stairs!
David ten Broeke
David has been involved, along with James, in the formation of Upstairs since its early days.
Working alongside the founding partners to bring the project to life, David and James also manage and run their own business, Brijid Media Agency, as well as Gunthers Lane experiential technology hub. His background in Videography and Digital Marketing helps capture the hearts and minds across NSW, delivering professional, high-end campaigns.
Day-to-day, David helps introduce individuals, manage and coordinate events, business administration and ensuring smooth running of those stairs!
Kassidy is available full-time, either located Upstairs or in Gunthers Lane. She can help you find a “buddy” in the incubator, connect with the mentors, and find/host events.
Kassidy previously worked in an American startup incubator and a co-working space helping student and community entrepreneurs develop and launch their businesses while earning her MBA.
So whether you're looking to have a tour of the space, have questions concerning what is involved with joining Upstairs or are generally curious, come in and have a chat with Kass or any of the other team members to learn more.
Expert in Residence
With over 18 years experience working in the tech space, James brings valuable experience and knowledge in understanding the power of technology and how it can help businesses grow and create opportunity.
With a B. Eng Computer Engineering and an MBA, James is also well versed in the ways of business, having previously been involved in startups and more recently, he has been the Head of Product and Strategy for Coates in Sydney.
James’ involvement with Upstairs is to work with the startups in coaching and mentoring, helping with events and developing programs for startups. He also brings with him access to investor networks that when ready, will be paired with the startups to provide opportunity to raise capital and pitch your ideas!