Phoebe Pincus

Phoebe Pincus

Chief of Staff

This Blackbird has flown the nest. You can get in touch with them below.

About Me

When I'm not hanging out with my startmates I am usually running around somewhere or finding a body of water to swim in (not that fussy, have braved the brown snake in bris but am yet to try the yarra, nothing beats bronte baths in mid winter). I am extremely enthusiastic about books and am part of several bookclubs, and I am known for my unsolicited book recommendations. Unlike many of my colleagues I do not have a dog/cat but I DID have a worm farm once and that was pretty exciting! My special skill is predicting your Myers Briggs profile (sort of like a psychic).

"Win the morning win the day" (such a smug thing to say but IT IS SO TRUE)

What do you do at Blackbird?

My job is to amplify the impact of Startmate's team and community! This includes a focus on team engagement and infrastructure, streamlining systems and breaking down silos to build a cohesive internal community

What did you do before Blackbird?

I spent the first 5 years of my career as first a CSM, then a product manager, and finally general manager at an awesome company called Elevate Education. They run a bunch of engagement-focused products with high school students including study skills workshops, a game-changing PBL curriculum and most recently and AI essay writing platform

What do you believe that others do not?

I think this is becoming an increasingly common viewpoint but I don't believe in free will. Everyone is just a product of their genetics/epigenetics/experiences and their decisions and behaviour reflect that!

What ideas are you excited by right now?

(1) I think it's crazy that if you ask 50 people who work in education 'what is the purpose of high school' you will probably get 50 different answers - so any form of radical change in the education space is extremely exciting!

(2) The women's fellowship @ Startmate. I went through this and it was a game changer. Get 100 ambitious, incredibly talented and supportive women in a (zoom) room and who knows what will happen next...

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