Our Team

Jono Hermann  
Chairman

I consider myself a devotee of the Australian startup & innovation scene, especially supporting efforts to network members of this ecosystem on Sydney’s north shore.
My key ‘hats’ are Chair of Squirrel Street, formerly Shoeboxed Australia and Chair of North Sydney Innovation Network, but also passionate about family office issues (family dynamics, philanthropy and the move by younger generations into higher risk assets).
Aside from direct investments in Sydney startups and Sydney-based VC, I also invest in Israel and support efforts to engender closer ties between the tech (investment) communities of Australia & Israel.

Shireen Bernstein  
Partnerships Manager

I am currently completing my doctorate degree at Macquarie University with a focus in developmental psychology and media. I have been working at NSIN for the last two years and it has been such a joy. I am able to see the direct impact we have within North Sydney. Whether we are promoting STEM education in local schools or laying the groundwork for city councils to jump into the new generation of smart cities, NSIN is working around the clock to make positive leaps for the future of innovation and technology.

Jyotsana Shukla  
Technology Advisor

Jyotsana is is an award-winning consultant with an extensive background in IT Consulting, Service Delivery and customer experience. She possesses a keen understanding of how marketing and technology go hand in hand to up-level a brand’s loyalty and enhance customer experience . She is highly passionate towards helping the world become more digitally inclined and connected.  Jyotsana offers her consulting expertise to various startups, established businesses as well as business enablers to help them make the best use of technology for the benefit of their brand.

William Chen  
Marketing Intern

I am currently studying a Bachelors of Commerce, major in marketing at Macquarie University. I have a keen enthusiasm for data analytics and marketing strategy. It is great to have the opportunity to work with NSIN and meet startups from various industries as it allows me to observe any growing trends. Furthermore to be able to promote innovation related activities and businesses is a great responsibility which I hope develops key skills that transfer to my future career..

Annabelle Bennett  
Intern

Enthusiastic intern at the NSIN

Louis Fragiacomo  
Intern 

: Enthusiastic intern at the NSIN