Merlin Kong

Principal Advisor, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

Merlin has held innovation advisory roles with both start-ups and institutions, and actively volunteers his time mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is pursuing innovation studies at Stanford University, and has taught innovation and entrepreneurship, and business development strategy at the Australian National University.

Merlin has an eclectic background including: Executive Director at Community Services #1, Executive Director at the ACT Property Council, and Policy Strategy Director and Senior Adviser to various MLAs in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Merlin is a firm believer that success, commercial or otherwise, is ultimately the result of having passion for improving people’s lives.