Max Middleweek

Melbourne, Australia

Seeking talented COO co-founder in Melbourne in Clean Tech / Energy sector
Max Middleweek's Skills
Renewable Energy
Clean Technology
Electric Vehicles
Big Picture
Thinking Outside The Box
Government Affairs
Transport Policy
Communication & relationship-building skills. Listen attentively
Problem Solving

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Max Middleweek

I started my career in corporate, hated it, left and cut my teeth in entrepreneurship running an eCommerce business as a side hustle. From London, live in Melbourne. Love travel, love coffee, pragmatic and enthusiastic - a typical, easy going ENTP personality

Going forward, I'm seeking a co-founder where we can really complement each other, bounce ideas, challenge and work stuff out, has a really keen eye for detail, process and structure (where we will cover both our blind spots) - but mainly that we get on well and click.

We'd be gearing up for a big venture in clean energy utilising coffee waste. It's a simple idea and one that has been executed very well in the UK but (as we are a little behind in oz) the market niche is wide open here. If you have a passion for energy, innovation, technology please get in touch and we can chat.

Next steps.. currently self-funding an MVP and looking to join a Melbourne based startup accelerator in the next 3-6 months (Feb-May 2018) and then raise further money on kick starter if required - in any case if this sounds like a great fit then give me a buzz.

Cheers! Max


Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one's courage - Anais Nin

Work Experience

CEO & Founder

Happy Scrub

November 2016 - Today

Selling coffee skin care products on my website. Was a great way to cut my teeth in my first entrepreneurial venture and learnt a lot. Identified a niche, developed a product and took it to market, scaled using digital marketing and social media (Instagram).

Strategy and Planning

Transport for London

September 2013 - July 2016


University College London

Chemistry BSc + MSc (Hons)

2009 - 2013


PGcert Transport Planning & Management

2015 - 2016


Uprising Program - Social Action Campaign - London - 1st place. Market platform distributing suits to disadvantaged young adults in inner London


Hackoffeethon - Melbourne - 1st place. Proposal of a blockchain cryptocurrency solution reducing the cost of remittance significantly


Co-working Space

2 Space Melbourne

2017 - Today