We should work together!
Jeanette's long bio. Edit at will.
Jeanette Cheah is the co-founder and CEO of The Hacker Exchange, a tertiary-accredited organisation connecting the next generation of leaders to Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Singapore and beyond. Through their immersive programs, The Hacker Exchange encourages students to develop global citizenship, entrepreneurship and innovation skills, and to embrace lifelong learning.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in the US, Japan, and Australia, Jeanette is a true global citizen and is committed to bringing an international market mindset to the next generation of founders. Her students have been seen pitching on Chinese TV, on stage at Brazilian accelerator programs, and in the boardroom opposite angel investors and VCs.
A 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalist, Jeanette is also a regular guest lecturer and mentor for university-founded startups, supporting programs at Melbourne University, RMIT University, Monash University, Deakin University and more. As a keynote speaker and panellist, she has represented Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and SXSW. She also champions startup community building and diverse representation in business, volunteering for the League of Extraordinary Women, Code Like a Girl, and Pause Fest.
Prior to co-founding The Hacker Exchange, Jeanette’s corporate career involved building digital products, innovation and marketing strategies at some of Australia’s largest companies, including ANZ, AXA and Origin Energy.
With a background in economics, sociology and marketing, Jeanette loves blending the excitement of the startup world with the power of the business world, and believes the best results come from diversity of thinking and a 'never stop learning' mindset.
Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and French) from Monash University, a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from Queensland University of Technology, and User Experience Design qualifications from General Assembly.
Coaching & Mentoring
I love helping people elevate ideas to the next level and inspiring action. Sometimes it's formal, and sometimes it's just over a coffee.
If you're a founder, young professional, or need help dealing with being the "only [quality / gender / age group] in the room", I'm available for office hours. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.