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our Team and Advisors

Emerging Technologies are evolving and changing every day.  To ensure TecStack stays in touch with the latest research and trends in this field we seek advice from a wide, experienced team of advisors.  These advisors are an integral part of the Core Team and are also available to clients via our workshops, coaching or consulting services.

Julia Buchholz, CEO TecStack

Julia Buchholz

Director & CEO

Julia has strategised and implemented business models and Web 3.0 campaigns for various technology projects as an innovation strategist with a strong background in business development, digital marketing, and big data monetisation within the media and technology industry. She discovered Bitcoin and blockchain at the beginning of 2016 and started one of Perth's first meetup groups to teach the community the basics of digital currencies. As Committee Member of the Proptech Hub W.A., Blockchain W.A. and FIBREE regional co-chair, Julia's an active blockchain business advisor and mentor for global property technology developments--getting recognised with the PropTech W.A. Spirit of the Year 2022 award.

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Abheeti Kathryn Pass

Director, COO & Lecturer

Abheeti joined TedStack as a partner in November 2019. She comes from a background rich in entrepreneurialism, education, marketing and media. She's a regular in the public speaking arena. She continues to share her global knowledge as an emcee of high-profile events and content producer for international blockchain businesses. Passionate about ensuring information makes sense and reaches the ears and hearts of people at a grass-roots level, Abheeti is particularly interested in 'de-teching the deck', so concepts explored are understandable to all. Abheeti is also a podcaster-producer, building a new show about making sense of technology and all that's unfolding in our world. Since joining her beautiful family in Italy, she's heading in new directions forging TecStack Europe.

Trent Wheeler

Trent Wheeler

Board Advisor

An experienced public company director, CEO, board advisor, entrepreneur and investor for over two decades with leading multinationals, experience includes corporate executive, governance, global financial capital markets, government relations, M&A, business development, project management and engineering across a wide range of sectors. Trent’s experience includes providing corporate, finance and technical solutions to renewable and alternative energy, power generation, oil & gas, infrastructure, minerals & metals, chemicals, military, aviation, tech and blockchain sectors across Australia, Africa, Canada, America and Southeast Asia.

Minnie Reynolds

Minnie Reynolds

Real Estate Lecturer

With a background in accounting, business management, consulting and systems analytics, Minnie is a property investor and has owned businesses across many industry sectors. She first heard of Bitcoin in 2013 and was curious about the technology and its applications. It wasn't until 2017 that Minnie started the deep dive into exploring blockchain and Bitcoin. Currently working as a sales executive in real estate, Minnie is always looking for entrepreneurial opportunities and believes blockchain is the most exciting and promising available. Initially a hobby, studying and exploring cryptocurrencies (including the metaverse) has become business for her.

Chinelle - Legal Lecturer

Chinelle van der Westhuizen

Advisor & Legal Lecturer

Chinelle is a lecturer in the School of Law at The University of Notre Dame and lectures on Contract, Consumer and Banking Law. She completed her LLB and LLM at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She completed a further Masters by Research at The University of Notre Dame titled 'Future Digital Money: The Legal Status and Regulation of Bitcoin in Australia'. Chinelle created TecStack's CPD course 'Introduction to Blockchain for Lawyers' to help legal professionals understand smart contracts, legalities around cryptocurrencies, finance and banking and other Australia-specific considerations. The course helps legal professionals be future job-ready.

Prash Nayar

Prash Nayar

Advisor & Real Estate Lecturer

Prash began his career in real estate sales and media in 2014. Two years later, he formed The Real Estate Times, a media corporation sharing industry insights for agents, sellers, and buyers through digital media. In 2018, he founded ReXY.AI, a collaborative platform with machine learning tailoring information from the A to Z of the property-purchasing journey. With his passion for learning and sharing knowledge on property technology, Prash has joined the TecStack team as both trainer and advisor, with a focus on blockchain technology and its applications in real estate in 2022 and beyond.

Eli Bernstein

Eli Bernstein

Advisor & Legal Lecturer

Eli is a fintech and commercial lawyer interested in fintech and applying new technologies to legal and regulatory systems. Having worked across various large and small companies in industries from finance, technology, energy and resources, Eli’s core interest is the intersection of law, finance and technology. Eli is a general partner of Nakamoto Legals and was University Associate at Curtin’s Blockchain R&D Lab and VP (Blockchain) for IEG Banking Group. Eli deeply understands Blockchain for Real Estate and the legal difficulties the industry faces when it comes to innovation. Eli helped shape the legal component of the course: Blockchain for Real Estate.

Kieran Mesquita

Kieran Mesquita

Advisor & Blockchain Developer

Kieran, aka 'Young Satoshi', is Chief Scientist at RAILGUN - a blockchain project to maintain privacy while interacting with DeFi smart contracts on Ethereum. As an early Bitcoin developer, adopter and proponent, Kieran has worked on various open-source projects. He started writing mining code in 2010 at age 12. Kieran has worked on multiple open-source projects; the most recent is one related to permissionless crowdfunding, cross-chain bridges, consensus algorithms and a wallet for low-cost/low-spec feature phones. He's also an amazing photographer!

Tecstack Founders

Emma Tobias & Julia Buchholz

Founders

Emma and Julia founded TecStack in January 2019, noticing a lack of industry-specific corporate training solutions in rapidly-changing work environments. Being experienced entrepreneurs with a shared passion for blockchain, they founded TecStack seeing the need for this kind of education.

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