Roshambo operates on the fringes to work on core projects. You set the goals and our experiment driven approach ensures there is no threat to business-as-usual, while preparing you for the day your business is no longer usual.

 
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What we do.

Today's world is in a state of exponential transformation. New technologies and potential disruptors look nonthreatening and then… then they take off and make existing solutions obsolete.

We are founders, investors and advisors, working with and in small businesses, startups, and the largest companies in the world. We have experienced disruption and we have disrupted. We work with the latest tech, the craziest teams on the hardest quests.

Over the years we have developed a proven method to work with individuals, teams, departments and businesses to efficiently and effectively deliver the critical 21st-century adaptability. We inspire, educate and connect. From CEO’s to secretary’s from a day-long to years of engagement, we help you shake things up and turn the dial to 11.
 

 
  •  Entrepreneurs in Residence

  •  Innovation Advisory

  •  Foresight Strategy

  •  Roshambo TestLab 

  •  Culture Audit & Workshops

  •  Creative Direction

  •  Disruption Reduction

  •  Bespoke Solutions.  

 

How we do it.

At Roshambo we are fortunate enough to help entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from all walks of life forge their own path and make an impact. Effectively guiding a group with such high levels of diversity brings it challenges.

Existing principles and methodologies have limited applicability when working with such diverse groups. Elements of Human Centered Design are peppered in here, a hint of Customer Development over there, and a lot of experience to tie it all together.

There has been one framework, which originated from a meeting between a corporate innovator, a startup guy and a small-business hustler, that has been key in helping people go through the always daunting 0–1 and 1–10 phases of starting a new project or with existing companies dealing with the age of exponential disruption.

 

We help organisations of all sizes and shapes leverage the opportunities and mitigate the risks the exponential age brings using our unique experiment driven approach.

 

Some of our Clients

We pride ourselves on working hard and smart with companies were proud to name drop. From the big global giants to the smaller local hero's, the Roshambo team has a bunch of stories (and battle scars) to share.

Heres a selection of some of the stand out clients our team has been apart of recently.

(We wish we could say more about some of them)

 
 

Founding Partners

We are a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic: We believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs. 

But at least as important as our common defining characteristic are our unique characteristics, the qualities and experiences that make us truly diverse, different and representative of the context we work in. 

This is not an average team. We have mixed experience, cultural backgrounds, gender, trajectories and areas of focus, to work on start ups, local businesses and initiatives that matter. Matter to society, matter to education, matter to the economy, matter to the community, matter. We make it Matter.

As with all teams, this is the tip of the iceberg, there is a large network of supporters, affiliates, family and friends that help us be rad. Come get involved and meet them all!

 

Gus Balbontin Gus Balbontin is the former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet. Gus worked with some amazing companies such as Google X, Apple and Nokia to help Lonely Planet tackle the digital revolution and muscle through a decade of disruption. Gus is currently deeply involved in the start-up scene as a founder, investor and advisor. When he’s not working on his latest project, Sneaky Surf, Gus can be found travelling with his family

Gus Balbontin

Gus Balbontin is the former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet. Gus worked with some amazing companies such as Google X, Apple and Nokia to help Lonely Planet tackle the digital revolution and muscle through a decade of disruption.

Gus is currently deeply involved in the start-up scene as a founder, investor and advisor.

When he’s not working on his latest project, Sneaky Surf, Gus can be found travelling with his family

Thomas Anbeek Thomas is a builder with a passion for entrepreneurship and startups. After spending a number of years as a management consultant, the Erasmus University and the Rotterdam School of Management engaged Thomas to aid in establishing the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE).  After moving to Australia Thomas became the first employee at Startup Victoria. At Startup Victoria Thomas was responsible for growing the community from 3,000 to 11,000 startup enthusiasts, and taking the organisation into sustainability. 

Thomas Anbeek

Thomas is a builder with a passion for entrepreneurship and startups. After spending a number of years as a management consultant, the Erasmus University and the Rotterdam School of Management engaged Thomas to aid in establishing the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE). 

After moving to Australia Thomas became the first employee at Startup Victoria. At Startup Victoria Thomas was responsible for growing the community from 3,000 to 11,000 startup enthusiasts, and taking the organisation into sustainability. 

Jordan Gian Jordan Gian is a designer and thought provoker - But mostly a creative entrepreneur. Specialising in thoughtful reactions created through design, business and the occasional act of public nuisances to provoke an action of thought or change. Jordan's time is split between designing things that look and feel nice, like spaces or branding and identities of Companies, And working on his own businesses, startups and investments.

Jordan Gian

Jordan Gian is a designer and thought provoker - But mostly a creative entrepreneur. Specialising in thoughtful reactions created through design, business and the occasional act of public nuisances to provoke an action of thought or change.

Jordan's time is split between designing things that look and feel nice, like spaces or branding and identities of Companies, And working on his own businesses, startups and investments.