Global Pathways Program
Creating International Connections for Local Entrepreneurs

About Us


We assist our delegates to: 
• Understand strategic target markets;
• Develop leadership and cultural awareness;
• Access national and international opportunities; 
• Prepare for commercial negotiations; 
• Approach target markets as part of a collaborative network.


Preparatory workshops are structured to cover:
• Culture, communication and value proposition;
• Key technical issues such as tax, legal, IP strategy;
• Marketing and business development.


John Grohovaz

John’s career spans more than 20 years across many industries including advanced manufacturing, financial services, advertising, technology and professional services. John has worked with innovative entrepreneurs for the last eight years assisting them to fund and commercialise their offering.

John is known in the WA market as an innovative thinker, willing to challenge the status quo, and has been described as VERY different. John’s deep passion for diversity of thinking, and building collaborative eco-systems to activate and commercialise innovation, has led to the co-creation of the Global Pathways Program.

Pia Turcinov

Pia is an accomplished Executive and Non-Executive Director with broad and strategic experience across a range of industries. With more than 25 years’ experience in industry, she is an active protagonist within the Australian innovation eco-system. Pia has qualifications in law and business management, and offers a wealth of commercial knowledge gained in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Having commenced her career as a commercial lawyer, Pia’s professional journey has included roles such as company director, start-up founder & entrepreneur, business manager and innovation facilitator.

As co-creator of the Global Pathways Program, Pia shares her expertise as an innovation champion, mentor, facilitator and public speaker on topics relating to commercialisation, entrepreneurship, technological disruption and STEM.