Ren Butler is the Community & Team Lead for Inspire9 group.
Before joining the Inspire9 team, she worked with and in startups, innovation and ecosystem capacity building in Australia for the past four years as a freelancer as well as with an accelerator program. Her experience spans teaching, applied technologies and business systems. Having moved from California to Melbourne five years ago, Ren's explored the connections between community, science and business for over a decade across the globe. This landed her in the curious and amazing world of tech startups and innovation, fostering connection between knowledge, resources, and people. She's helped hundreds of founders get funding, built international partnerships, and craft their early-stage business ideas into viable market-ready businesses.