Chad Renando

Founder, Managing Director
Startup Status
Chad is a Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at QUT. He is tasked as Project Manager implementing the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Australia that will see a significant boost in sample size and greater precision in regional estimation of entrepreneurial activity. Chad is also a professional facilitator, speaker, coach, and researcher, with a focus on mapping and measuring the impact of entrepreneurs across Australia. Chad has over 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Functional areas have included quality, human resources, business development, environmental sustainability, and operations within manufacturing, business consulting, and digital services industries. Chad holds a Masters in Applied Social Science (Management) with the Australian College of Applied Psychology and is currently undertaking his doctoral research that is exploring the role of the innovation hub in building community resilience. His broader research focuses on entrepreneurship policy and practice. He works closely with entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders, such as governments, universities, corporations, innovation hubs, and entrepreneur programs, to measure the long term impact of their innovation investment and helps regions connect entrepreneurial activity to community resilience. His additional roles include Director for the not-for-profit Startup Status and Managing Director (Australia) for the Global Entrepreneurship Network.


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9 - 11 march