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A Permanent Home For StartSoc (And Your Startup!)

Announcing the iCentral Project – We are pleased to announce the StartSoc iCentral Project, establishing a permanent coworking space for our tech startup community nationally with co-working, education, connections and inspiration. Pre-registration for desks and expressions of interest from sponsors and suppliers are both OPEN NOW. The shortcut to this page is http://icentral.co

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.

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Angus Armour T&I at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce that Angus Armour, Dept Secretary NSW Trade & Investment will be part of the official opening and will speak at SydStart 2014. NSW T&I have been a major sponsor and supporter of SydStart 2014 and also are promoting our ecosystem on an ongoing basis as part of their normal role…

Alex North of First Order at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to advise that Alex North (Google, Canva, Posse, JamCode, UNSW) Founder and CEO of First Order will run a masterclass at SydStart. The focus for this presentation will be how to build your startup tech team. This an area of challenge for all non-tech and tech founders alike because there are so many options.…

Startup Singer Plays Founder Blues at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce that Liz Kaelin will launch and perform her new hit song ‘Startup Founder Blues’ with Peter Oliver at SydStart 2014. Liz is well known as the founder of YouChews which is also a top 10 finalist in for the 2014 Startup Trophy at SydStart. Peter Oliver is the founder of KegRunMobile and…

Alex Greenwich MP at SydStart 2014

We are pleased to announce that Alex Greenwich NSW Member of the Legislative Assembly will be one of the official opening speakers at SydStart 2014 next week. Alex has been Independent Member for Sydney since October 2012 and has been progressively learning about the tech startup ecosystem since before that time, most recently this included an…

Fashion/Design Startup Meet-up at SydStart 2014

  We are pleased to announce the inaugural meet-up for fashion / design tech startups will be held at SydStart 2014. From 8am to 9:15am at the Sydney Hilton prior to the main conference. SydStart is hosting 8 meet-ups for 8 different industry verticals at 8am for $8 which includes your coffee (thanks to PwC for…

365Cups Founder Simone Eyles at SydStart 2014

We are please to announce Simone Eyles founder of 365Cups will speak at SydStart 2014. Simone and her business 365Cups hail from Wagga NSW, and despite the supposed disadvantages of operating from a regional country centre, Simone has built a remarkable and truly global business. Her ordering system for cafes has been adopted by major…

Muru-D Founders at SydStart 2014

   We are delighted to announce that the Muru-D founders will speak at SydStart 2014. Muru-D is a new format accelerator providing funds, resources and education for tech and tech enabled startups. Charlotte Yarkoni and Annie Parker founded the Muru-D accelerator in Paddington Sydney in October 2013. Charlotte represents owners Telstra and Annie previously established…

SydStart 2014 Finalists – Official Top 10

The Trophy Is Ready!  Are You Ready? We are pleased to announce the SydStart 2014 Top 10 Finalists who will pitch at the SydStart 2014 main day at the Sydney Hilton on September 2nd. The pitching finals are part of a jam packed agenda with 50 speakers and panellists over 3 floors with 6 streams of content…

Matt Barrie CEO of Freelancer.com at SydStart 2014

We are delighted to announce that Matt Barrie CEO and Founder of Freelancer.com [ASX:FLN] will speak at SydStart 2014 conference as a leading keynote speaker. Triple Webby Award winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest marketplace for outsourced and crowdsourced services with 12 million participants and 6.3 million projects. Matt Barrie is a long time supporter of SydStart and…