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A Permanent Home For SydStart

Announcing the SydStart iCentral Project – We are pleased to announce the SydStart iCentral Project, establishing a permanent home for SydStart and our startup community nationally with co-working, education and connections. Pre-registrations for desks and expressions of interest from sponsors and suppliers are open now. http://icentral.co

StartupBus winners on the big stage at SydStart 2014

SydStart 2014 Photos

SydStart 2014 Conference Speaker Photos by our official photographer from the main conference and Expo at the Hilton Sydney.

Keynote speakers, pitching finalists and community speakers.

Danny Adams - SydStart 2014 Winner of the Startup Trophy for his company Go Far - presented by Pete Cooper

SydStart 2014 Winners

Official announcement of the SydStart 2014 Startup Trophy winner and runners up from the main pitching competition. From 200 applicants and 80 semi finalists we had ten finalists and one winner.

GoFar Founders Danny and Ian Pitch at SydStart 2014

Go Far

GoFar are the driving optimisation app experts and winners of The Startup Trophy at SydStart 2014

GoFar has remarkable traction with individual car owners and major fleet operators alike.

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CoWorking Meetup

We are pleased to announce a national coworking, accelerator and incubator (CAI) meetup and hangout at SydStart 2014. This is the pre-cursor the establishment of a national coworking association. The meetup will be at 8am on L4 Hilton Breakout Room 2 Organisers are (with thanks) Brad Krauskopf Hub Australia and Third Spaces (speaking) Pete Cooper…

PwC Supports SydStart

PwC Sponsors SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce that PwC will once again provide judging oversight at SydStart this year. PwC has been a supporter of SydStart 2012 and we warmly welcome them back for our third year together. They have also kindly provided espresso coffee sponsorship for the whole event so we can all be as sharp…

Rebekah Campbell CEO Posse at SydStart 2014

Rebekah Campbell Posse at SydStart 2014

We are delighted to announce Rebekah Campbell CEO and Founder of Posse will speak at SydStart. Rebekah is a role model for local entrepreneurs and has been proactive about sharing her lessons learnt through the development of her business. With millions raised and some of the best connections in the industry this is one not…

Arthouse Hotel Pitt St for the SydStart After Party

SydStart Afters

We are pleased to announce the SydStart After Party will start at Arthouse Hotel in Pitt St just around the corner from the Hilton after 6pm. You will be greeted on arrival with security wrist band, please show your SydStart Lanyard from the Hilton to be issued with your wrist band. Arthouse is a Sydney…

Jo Ucukalo from Handle My Complaint Hosts SydStart

Jo Ucukalo to Host SydStart 2014

We are delighted to announce Jo Ucukalo will Host SydStart 2014 along with SydStart Founder Pete Cooper. Jo Ucukalo is a founder, engineer, geek, celebrity and role model. Jo is a nationally recognised celebrity in the tech startup scene especially in her home town of Brisbane where TV appearances are a regular event. Most startups…

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Travel Meetup Morning at SydStart 2014

Tech startups in the travel and lifestyle industries should make it to the 8am meetups tomorrow morning at SydStart 2014. There are at least ten startups in the travel related space in the expo plus overlap in the lifestyle category with the fashion/design meetup which is separate but happening at the same venue at the…

Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin Blue Chilli SydStart

Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin Blue Chilli at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce the Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin Founder and CEO of Blue Chilli will speak at SydStart 2014. Seb is an investor, engineer, founder and startup builder. He also has some major news for us. Blue Chilli is aiming to create 100 startups in the coming years and is already on the way. A…

Community

Content Driven Communities Masterclass at SydStart 2014

OK this will be another busy one so arrive early, you can’t book seats. We have three remarkably well qualified experts to teach you about driving traffic through content, more importantly building community so engagement and quality volume per person and strategic long term retention are all higher. Rob Wood is the founder of LightStalking…

Sam Birmingham at SydStart

Customer Development Masterclass at SydStart 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Sam Birmingham of Pollenizer will conduct a masterclass on Customer Development at SydStart. Sam Birmingham (Pollenizer Global, Coder Dojo, Startup Weekend, iiNet, more) is a well know local light in the national ecosystem and his experience and knowledge in this space is notable. Sam is a senior startup coach…

David and Andrew from Innercode

Innercode Grants Masterclass at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to advise that Andrew Flick of Innercode will lead a masterclass at SydStart 2014 on the government grants available to startups. It is important for startups to understand all the funding sources available to them and grants are one worth knowing. Masterclass: Government grants for software startups with Innercode Consulting Andrew will…

When startups and brands collide. Mondelez Pollenizer SydStart

Mondelez Mobile Futures at SydStart 2014

When Two Worlds Collide: Mobile Startups and Big Budget Brands  This promises to be an action packed masterclass. Please note there is no reserved seating. We are pleased to announce Pollenizer in conjunction with mega brand portfolio Mondelez will conduct a masterclass on ‘When Startups and Brands Collide’ as part of their mobile futures stream.…

mobile Prototyping Masterclass at SydStart

Matt Ho Mobile Prototypes at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce Matt Ho co-founder and CEO of Native Tongue (mobile translation and teach apps ) will lead a masterclass on mobile app prototyping. Matt is also head of product development at TapMint Mobile. Matt is sharing first hand recent knowledge in the space that he has been able to successfully commercialise…

China Startups

China Insight: Jason Lim at SydStart 2014

China is one of the world’s most exciting markets. Startups in China are surpassing many observers expectations and the future looks exciting. We are pleased to announce Jason Lim will conduct a masterclass on China Startups at SydStart 2014. Jason has already given a sneak peak at this masterclass during the SydStart qualifying series at…

Ride Surfing Free to and from SydStart 2014

The Free Swag Table at SydStart 2014

Did someone say FREE? Lets get started with an even dozen freebies for SydStart attendees.  For some reason this year we have a lot of stuff to give away. With many thanks to our kind sponsors and exhibitors 1. For starters we have free transport to the event and back home being offered by local startups…

Niki Scevak at ATP will speak at SydStart 2014 Credit: LittleThings

Niki Scevak BlackBird MD at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce Niki Scevak will join a panel on the future of the ecosystem at SydStart 2014 and provide an update on his companies and their recent developments. Niki is Co-founder and Managing Director of BlackBird Ventures and Start Mate and most recently The Sunrise event on tech startups he has a…

Adir Shiffman Shaun Holthouse SydStart credit: AFR

Adir Shiffman Catapult Sports at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce that Adir Shiffman of Catapult Sports is speaking at SydStart 2014 and will meet with the sports industry vertical. Catapult are world leaders in athlete analytics. With hundreds of professional sports teams globally using their athlete analytics services, Catapult are the giant in elite sports analytics, so much so that…