Anyone Can Startup Community

1 July 2022

My Zoom screenshotting skills may need a little work, but this was too exciting to wait for the professional photos for!

For the past 8 weeks, I've been learning alongside 35 extraordinary bla(c)k and women of colour founders across Australia in The Creative Co-Operative's first cohort of Anyone Can.This felt like so much more than an entrepreneurship program - the sense of community among the cohort was so palpable. Especially as a full-time founder, this kind of support is monumental.

Anyone Can Community Startup Program (L to R) - Jeneane Susas (The Creative Co-Operative), Anopaishe Matope (, Najah Onn (@fashinfidelity), and Alinta Furnell (Synbiote)

Last night I pitched in the Top 6 for the Anyone Can Pitch Competition - congratulations to Junie, Asami, Nerissa, and Nguyen for their pitches and to Santosh for winning 1st Place 🚀 I was super stoked to take home 2nd Place for Synbiote - thank you so much to the CCO team Priyanka, Jeneane, and Yolanta for all the support, encouragement, and advice!

Anyone Can Pitch Competition - Synbiote takes home 2nd Place!