Occupation: Facilitators & Experts
Co-founder of Smith and Thurston Inc
Tyler is the co-founder of Smith and Thurston Inc, a startup consultancy business aimed at educating Australian businesses on world best-practice in innovation methods and strategy.
Tyler has developed his skills through a number of international undertakings across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific. He is also actively involved in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's New Colombo Plan Scholarship program, endeavouring to ensure all students realise the benefit of international mobility in maximising and diversifying their personal skill set.
Tyler is an SSE alum, having completed three units in 2019 - Ideation, Structuring for Success, and Innovation for Value Creation and Growth. This year, he joins SSE as an Innovation Facilitator, taking a leading role in launching our Virtual Industry Placement Program, as well as supporting our units and the Discovery Program.
He will graduate from the University of Newcastle at the end of 2020 with a Bachelor of Business (International) and Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is currently involved in student engagement and recruitment with the University of Newcastle’s Marketing and Communications Division.