About Me

Nate Sturcke is a passionate educator and supporter of the Australian innovation ecosystem. Over the last 7 years Nate has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs through a variety of programs, including the Silicon-Valley based Founder Institute accelerator; Google-backed Startup Weekend; and RAC SeedSpark seed fund. In both 2017 and 2018, Nate was awarded the WA Startup Community award for his role in promoting early stage entrepreneurship throughout the state.

Nate is an experienced designer and software devleoper, with extensive case studies working on human-centred design projects from some of Australia's leading brand. He is passionate software developer and has built web apps used by thousands of users in over 80 countries.

In his spare time, Nate enjoys hiking, camping, a good black coffee and a local IPA.


- April 2018 – Current Managing Director, Skills of the Modern Age

- February 2020 – Current Founder & Chief Coder, Cubb CX Platform

- February 2019 – Current Founder& Chief Coder, SkillSocial

- Oct 2015 – November 2019 Lead Organiser Startup Weekend

- October 2017 – April 2018 Product Marketing Manager HealthEngine

- February 16 – October 17 – Director Founder Institute

- July 2015 – October 2017 - Senior Manager Breakthrough Innovation RAC WA


- 2006 – 2014 Bachelor Of Commerce, The University of WesternAustralia

- 2016 – 2017 Grad. Cert. Innovation &Entrepreneurship The University of WesternAustralia

- 2019 Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, Play Academy

- 2015 Prosci Practioner, Being Human

- 2011 Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, Aspire training

Blog articles

A Vision of the Modern Age: Reflections on our 3rd year in business

This article shares with you some of our company updates for the last 12-months, as well as the launch of our new future of work report: ‘A Vision for the Modern Age.’

Our Journey

How Indigenous entrepreneurship is leading the country

Backed by Minderoo Foundation, Dream Summit saw over 100 of Australia’s leading Indigenous entrepreneurs and business mentors come together for 2-days of intensive skills building and celebration of Indigenous entrepreneurship.


What we learned from working with 3,000 learners

Recently, our innovation and design academy reached a big milestone.We officially turned one! This is what we and our 3,000+ participants in our public workshops, corporate programs, and community lunches have been up to.

Our Journey

Reflections of stepping off the startup cliff

After years of working with and supporting startups and entrepreneurs, I decided it was time to take the step into the unknown and back myself. This article shares some of my reflections of leaving my safe, corporate job and beginning to work full-time on my startup, Skills of the Modern Age.

Our Journey

Growing WA’s startup support ecosystem

The saying goes that it takes an entire village to raise a child. I think the same can be said for startups too. From hackathons to accelerator programs, pitch nights to investor networks, our ecosystem is maturing in leaps and bounds due to the hard work and vision of the community behind it.