Anna Lise De Lorenzo Founding CEO, MakerSpace &company
After 8 years of exhibitions, events, business mentoring and pop-ups, Anna Lise launched MakerSpace &company in Marrickville in October 2015. Equipped for ceramic, metal and (soon) wood work, the 1200sqm warehouse has three guiding principles: to make making possible in Sydney, to make it possible to build a viable and vibrant creative career in design, and to revolutionise the opportunities for learning maker-based skills. In 2013, Anna Lise won the competitive British Council Realise Your Dream Award. She curated a presentation of Australian Design for the 2014 Milan Salone di Mobile (Milan Design Week). She was named a Designpreneur Major Influencer by Design Quarterly, and prior to relaunching &company worked as a strategist with ATP Innovations business incubator. Producer, curator, educator, project manager, business mentor, spoon carver.