Hey there, I’m Derek. I’m an entrepreneur and student living in Melbourne, Australia.
I'm passionate about technology and its ability to change the world and I enjoy doing what I can to help make that happen. Whether it's running my own startup, helping another or encouraging people to start their own businesses.
I'm also a big supporter of youth entrepreneurship and do what I can to support youth starting real businesses.
My skillset revolves around business development, strategy and vision, with a bit of UI/UX design thrown in the mix.
FEB 2018 - PRESENT
Birchal is one of the first licensed equity crowdfunding platforms in Australia.
I help companies looking to raise money from the crowd, succeed.
AUG 2017 - PRESENT
The YEC is a group of students passionate about enabling student entrepreneurs.
FEB 2017 - MAY 2018
The Cut is an online platform for people to find hairstylists and salons based on a ratings and reviews system.
Style Seeker is a marketplace for freelance hair stylists.
I take charge of all the UX/UI and related design aspects of the business.
Freighthub is a platform that utilises excess logistics capacity to facilitate deliveries.
I redesigned their landing page and basic marketing website.
Lendr is a mobile app that facilitates peer to peer lending and borrowing of everyday items. I created this prototype to bring the concept to life.