Posts By: Sarah Moran


Girl Geek Academy @ PAX – No pass required, FREE workshops

by Sarah Moran • October 7, 2019

We are so excited to be hosting a community space again this year at PAX Australia! This year we will be using our room in the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre to run some exclusive workshops as well as showcase the games created at Gender Equality Game Jam, talk about getting kids coding and of […]

Founders in Sydney

How to start to build a startup…

by Sarah Moran • September 19, 2019

I’ve just got off a call with a marvellous woman who was my deputy principal when I was in primary school. Her and her cofounders are sitting on two great products, and this is their first foray into startups. We jumped on a 10 minute call today and I rattled off a list of resources. […]

Shruti Shah and Sydney Thomas in Melbourne

Girl Geek Academy tours Experts-in-Residence Shruti Shah and Sydney Thomas

by Sarah Moran • February 7, 2019

The global girl gang: Girl Geek Academy helping Aussie women to raise VC internationally with Silicon Valley experts Girl Geek Academy to bring international investors Shruti Shah and Sydney Thomas to Australia to mentor women and underrepresented minorities Current Entrepreneur in Residence at Silicon Valley Bank, Shruti Shah, and Precursor Ventures’ Head of Operations Sydney […]

Girl Geek Academy aim to get girls into STEM with the support of NAB’s Cyber Security team

by Sarah Moran • April 4, 2018

New school holiday pop up program to engage girls in STEM through cybersecurity Australia, 4 April 2018: Australia’s wildly successful Girl Geek Academy is taking its mission to the masses. Following the triumph of it’s #MissMakesCode primary school initiative, the pioneering team has announced a new cybersecurity pop-up workshop for tweens (aged 9-13). With the […]

I’m ready to go – how can I accelerate my startup in 2018?

by Sarah Moran • January 24, 2018
It’s big news to hear that the SBE Accelerator is calling for women creating innovation through tech startups across Australia. Many founders need to learn how to get their startup to succeed and it’s sometimes hard to imagine the next steps to take. Getting a solid solution to a problem you’ve noticed, making sure your [...]

Girl Geek Academy at TOM: Melbourne

by Sarah Moran • December 3, 2017

As part of International Day of People with Disability, Girl Geek Academy put together a team of makers to participate in a three day makeathon from Dec 1st – Dec 3rd at TOM: Melbourne.   Tikkum Olam Makers (TOM) is a global movement that connects designers, developers and engineers to develop technological solutions for people […]

Our CEO speaks at Web Summit in Portugal on “Hacking the gender divide in investing and company leadership”

by Sarah Moran • November 9, 2017

Next47’s Susana Quintana-Plaza, Crunchbase’s Alexandra Mack, Girl Geek Academy’s Sarah Moran & People Matters Media’s Ester Martinez: Tech is male-dominated. It shouldn’t be. Let’s hear from the people hacking the gender imbalance.

Co-Founder Lisy Kane Named MCV Pacific’s Outstanding Achiever of the Year for 2017

by Sarah Moran • May 2, 2017

For 2017, Lisy Kane was awarded the MCV Pacific 2017 Outstanding Achiever of the Year. While she was not able to attend the inaugural event, CEO Sarah Moran was able to accept the award on her behalf. Congratulations to all the other incredible women making a different in the Australia game development industry. .@lisyk may […]

Co-founder Lisy Kane receives Film Victoria’s Tim Richards Award

by Sarah Moran • March 29, 2017

Lisy Kane has been awarded Film Victoria’s Tim Richards award for 2017 at the Seen & Screen event. This recognises her significant achievement in the Games Industry. Games producer & advocate for #womeningames @lisyk receives the 2017 Tim Richards Award — Film Victoria (@FilmVictoria) March 29, 2017

Girl Geek Academy receives $1.3 million to build Victoria’s female founder network MEDIA RELEASE

by Sarah Moran • February 1, 2017

Wanted: 1,000 female Hackers, Hustlers and Hipsters for world 1st #SheHacks initiative LaunchVic backs #SheHacks Victoria in funding round Australia, 31 January 2017: Australia’s Girl Geek Academy today announced a raise of $1.3 million to roll out its #SheHacks Victoria hackathon, a world first, all-female initiative bringing women together to support them in creating new technology businesses across […]