Ben Thompson
Managing Director

Ben is the go-to R&D Tax boss. He is a cashflow catalyst for innovative business; helping extend their funding runway through practical interpretation of government mumbo-jumbo into the words of the street. He calls himself a scientist as it is his passion and first origins. After years of helping couples in IVF, he followed the opportunity to build knowledge of young academics by helping them access real-life practical nuclear solutions. Ben has personal experience of the ups and downs of start-up land from birth to exit. He has worked in other R&D Tax consultancy firms. Putting his clients first, he started TechLever in 2014 with the ethos, "We put passion before profit, so you profit from our passion". Ben is a passionate gamer, racing car driver and registered tax agent. This triumvirate of interests feeds into his specialty in assisting software and game developers and advanced manufacturers and motorsport clients leveraging both personal experience and professional know-how. 351 915
Athena Thompson
Business consultant

Athena helps TechLever's clients access government grant funding and services. There is nothing better than solving a business problem for Athena, she will not rest until the client has the best way forward. Having run a business for over 5 years, she understands first hand the roller coaster of being an owner. Athena takes the time to help technology-based companies by first understanding their strategy, its intellectual property and market fit, then deciding if it's worthwhile putting in an application. Athena was a finalist in the 2013 Telstra Victorian Young Business Women’s Award and is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional, the international professional standard for knowledge transfer and commercialisation practitioners working in universities, industry and government labs.