Mark Paddenburg

Innovation & Startup Specialist

Mark Paddenburg

Mark has a demonstrated track record in creating value by connecting ideas, people and capital. His focus is on entrepreneurship, business development and improving innovation capability for startup and high growth companies.

Mark was appointed CEO of the Innovation Centre in 2012 and in previous roles he cofounded two companies and assisted a range startup ventures including Dascom (now owned by IBM), Quickbeds.com (now owned by Flight Centre), Firewire, Tracknology, BridgeClimb Australia TradeCoast and the first OurBrisbane city portal. Mark is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Sunshine Coast Business Council and was President of the Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1995. Mark has completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Griffith University and Graduate Certificate in Management at the University of Queensland.