Topaz Conway has been growing businesses for over 20 years, including two of her own. She started working with start-up companies in Seattle, USA in 2000, as a Founder, CEO, Venture Capitalist and finally as an Investor. Her experience spans a number of industries, including IT, e-commerce, bio-engineering, and med-tech.
Her current investments include IOT, hi-tech, software, and respiratory protection and she continues to guide these and other companies through investment, development, manufacturing, product launch and exit, in the US and Australia.
She is immediate past Chair of PAFTec Pty Ltd, a respiratory protection device company, that has grown from startup to global sales of $6.4m in the past three years. Springboard Enterprises Accelerator Program, a not-for-profit that she also chairs, is a globally recognised accelerator, network and ecosystem for women-led companies to access investment and grow global businesses. Topaz is a Director on the Telstra Industry Advisory Board, Director of StartupAUS, and is a Commercialisation Advisor to the Accelerating Commercialisation Grant Programme and is continually accessing Australia’s top innovation companies.