Camilla Novotna

Camilla Novotna

I have determination to change the world, devotion to a positive change of any kind, love of innovative ideas and desire to push boundaries.
General Business • Marketing
Melbourne, Australia
  • Construction
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Growth
  • Leadership Development
  • Marketing
  • Sales/Bus Dev
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technologically Savvy

CEO @ecokit • Co-Founder

A simpler way towards a happy, healthy home

Jul '15 - Present (5 years 10 months)

Amazing things Camilla's made
Ecokit was born out of a frustration with the status quo. It started in 2015 as an idea for a simple, compact structure that would be comfortable, well insulated and built out of non toxic materials. It was not a commercial venue at that point, only a one off design for myself.

A few criteria were paramount during the planning & design phase: The simplicity of the build, the materials and the affordability. Another focus was on the functionality and how the house was to adapt to different stages of the occupant’s life.

Ecokit is an alternative solution to dwellings that could be easily built by an inexperienced owner builder and on a much lower budget than the standard Australian home.

The first ecokit house went finally into production in early 2018. We are excited by, and proud of, what we have achieved and keen on providing an affordable, accessible, organic home that connects the concept of comfort and coziness with the functionality of a modern, ecological, elegant home.

Peter Dostis Program/Projects Manager at 7-Eleven Australia recommended ecokit where Camilla is Co-Founder

Camilla was part of our first Runway Accelerator Program and after working and observing her over 6 months, I find Camilla to be passionate, focused, resilient, driven and motivated to see her ideas through. She is open to taking advice and is comfortable at making her own decisions. She is a fast learner and not afraid to take on aspects of her startup she may not be completely comfortable with. She is not afraid to ask for help and as she has a desire to be the best she can, she is very coachable. I would highly recommend Camilla for any program.

Maurice Grasso Investor & Interim Chair at Metaverse Makeovers recommended ecokit where Camilla is Co-Founder

I've known Camilla since she was in the Runway program some 12 months ago. She is an extremely passionate Founder and wants to change the world with her passion for sustainable and affordable housing - I hold her in high regard as she does the hard yards, and refuses to compromise her beliefs and take short cuts.

Linda Wong recommended ecokit where Camilla is Co-Founder

I have known Camilla and Pavla since their business, ecokit, was accepted into the Runway Accelerator program in May 2017. During their 12 week journey on the program, I observed how they interacted positively with the other teams, engaged in learning new things, were open to being coached and accepted feedback from mentors that helped progress their business. In an industry where it is challenging for a range of reasons, I have seen Camilla and Pavla persevere to reach their goals and deliver outcomes. As a startup, there is always new things to learn and if they have an opportunity to obtain further support and advice, I would highly recommend them to another Accelerator Program that is more specific to their industry so that they can gain further traction in the market and establish them for growth. I would not hesitate to work with ecokit again in an Accelerator Program, as they bring passion, drive, great ideas and collaboration to group.