Julie Hirsch is an award-winning social entrepreneur and innovator, recognised as Telstra’s Victorian Business Woman of the Year and named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Highly regarded as a leader in impact-led innovation, her passion lies in marrying global problem spaces with customer problem spaces, leading to patent-pending and first-of-their-kind products and services that have social good built into their business model.
As the co-founder of Eloments Vitamin Teas, the world’s first all-natural vitamin tea that invented a patent-pending blending method, Julie created an overnight success years in the making by securing shelf space in 1,500 stores within a year of launch. She then became part of the only 2.7% of venture capital funding that went to female founders in 2019 by closing a nearly $1m Series A investment round in only eight days.
A recognised emerging leader in entrepreneurship, Julie is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence with AGL Energy’s Emerging Business division, a team dedicated to creating innovative solutions for decarbonising the way Australians live and move.
Julie’s entrepreneurial story has been featured in publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Herald Sun.