2019 YES Alumni Awards

Derek Lieu

Founding Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Collective

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Derek Lieu is the Founding Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Collective – an NPO which has built a community of over 800 young entrepreneurs and connects them with the wider Melbourne start-up ecosystem.

Derek participated in YES in 2015 and Venture Up in 2016 and went on to work for start-ups such as Hypetap, Birchal and Lightning Lab Blockchain before founding businesses of his own.

Derek has been a founder, employee, contractor, mentor, mentee, speaker, and volunteer, giving him a full 360-degree perspective on the start-up industry, all before the age of 22!