Lucas Merlo is a mentor, researcher, teacher, founder and venture capital advisor. He holds an MBA and has recently completed PhD research at CSIRO and RMIT. With previous experience at RMIT & University of Canberra, years as an education facilitator and over a decade spent launching and scaling ventures large and small, Lucas brings a unique approach to the table, combining academic prudence with disruptive business and management techniques. His students and mentees have gone on to build rewarding careers within STEMM, edtech, sports management, finance and other fields.
Lucas has held a number of high-profile positions at universities and is a serial entrepreneur in the field of education and innovation technology.
Lucas has conducted seminars and presented papers at various at a number of events.
Lucas’ expertise as an innovator and entrepreneur has culminated in his thesis and articles in academic journals and other outlets.