SydStart 2014 Agenda Announced – Awesome Lineup

by Mike88Aug 30, 2014

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Opening with Coffee/Tea on Arrival 8-9

  • 0800 Expo Open on Levels 3 and 4
  • 0800 Meetups Open on Levels 2 and 4 (rooms) and Level 3 (casual)
  • 0900 Conference Open

Conference Plenary Commencement

Morning Tea Break in Expo Levels 3 and 4 [11-11:30]

  • L3 MA 1130 James Windon Brigade CEO & Co-founder – US. Recent raise. Previously causes.com.LinkedIn
  • L3 MA 1155 Matt Symonds Society One CEO & Founder – Raised $8.5m. Peer to Peer Lending.LinkedIn
  • L2BR6 1200 Masterclass: Alex North Building Your Engineering Team
  • L3 MA 1210 Max Kraynov JetRadar CEO – Raised $10m. International Travel. Linkedin
  • L3 MA 1220 ArleneWherrettBlueWolf CEO – Top Talent Management for Startups
    • 1100 Ric Richardson (aka the $400m man) on planning and protecting your startup (patents, intellectual property & other techniques) – from Uniloc – confirmed
    • 1100 Kevin Lippy from Fishburners on growing very large Facebook communities fast – from Mumbership – confirmed
    • 1100 Rob Wood from Fishburners on growing a huge special interest community online with ~ 500K followers – from LightStalking – confirmed
    • 1100 Mike Zammit – Shelston IP – on strategic intellectual property management – from a leading firm TBA – confirmed
  • 1140 Speaker/Panel – Funding Insight
    • Stuart Fox – Artesian Capital/Venture Crowd – Director/Founder – Australia’s first equity crowd funding platform – confirmed
    • Anna Maguire – Crowd Fund It – Author – has researched over 300 crowd funding and related platforms for her book – confirmed
    • Bill Bartee – SXVP / Blackbird Ventures – To be confirmed
  • 1200 Sebastian Eckersley-Maslin – Blue Chilli Group – CEO & Founder – Just raised $9.5m for startup incubator accelerator – confirmed
  • 1230 Bosco Tan & Alvin Singh – Pocketbook – Co-founders – Just raised 500K after SydStart launch and growing rapidly – confirmed
  • 1235 Benjamin Chong – Founder Institute – Director (Sydney) – One of the largest mentoring and accelerator organisations globally has produced over 1,000 companies. An update and call for their May 12th intake class. Ben is also Director and co-founder of his own VC firm Right Click Capital.
  • 1245 Murray Hurps Fishburners.org General Manager Leading Co-working space- One of Sydney’s largest startup co-working spaces is getting a makeover
  • 1255 Lunch [12:55 – 2:00]
  • 1400 Charlotte Yarkoni, Annie Parker, Mick Liubinskas Co-Founders Muru-D Accelerator – Major Telstra sponsored incubator program
  • 1415 Speaker/Panel
  • 1425 Speaker/Panel
  • 1430 TBA
  • 1445 Sebastian Eckersley-Maslin CEO of BlueChilli on innovation
  • 1500 Afternoon Tea in Expo – Confirmed – Catering by SEC
    • 1520 Surprise Speaker and 6 lightning pitches
    • 1500 Speaker

Wave Two – Pitching Competition – People Who Are Trying To Do Stuff – Intro

  • 1535 Startup Trophy – Shortlisted from 220 applicants to 80 semi-finalists and 30 finalists. Would the Judges please assemble. Battle for prizes decided by judging criteria
    • 1540 Pitch 1 – BLRT
    • 1550 Pitch 2 – GoFar
    • 1600 Pitch 3 – YouChews
    • 1610 Pitch 4 – Thinkable
    • 1620 Pitch 5 – CoalFacer
    • 1630 Pitch 6 – UrbanOutsource
    • 1640 Pitch 7 – StockSpot
    • 1650 Pitch 8 – Rbutr
    • 1700 Pitch 9 – NextForSale
    • 1710 Pitch 10 – Touch Payment

Judging and Awards – Startup Trophy – Would all judges and major sponsors and finalists please be available.

  • MA 1720 Thank you to our sponsors and supporters
  • MA 1730 Oversight of the judging process with thanks to our supporters PwC
  • MA 1730 Subject to available time we may also see a pitch from some others that just missed the short list. TBA
  • MA 1730 Thank you to sponsors, volunteers, supporters, speakers, community and exhibitors

After Party – Nearby venue/s are being arranged

Overall Event Statistics

  • 1,000+ delegates from 8am to 6pm at Sydney Hilton opposite QVB Level 3 registration
  • 120+ exhibitors, most with table, stool, free standing sign, laptop phone and support staff x1 or 2
  • 50+ speakers/panellists
  • 20+ volunteers
  • 4 break out rooms (2 on L2 and 2 on L4)
  • 2 expo areas (L3, L4) totalling 120 exhibitors
  • 2 stages (L3 main, L4 expo)
  • 6 streams (4 breakouts with masterclasses, 2 stages)
  • One speaker prep room (L3 corner)
  • Catering on L3 and L4 plus espresso coffee all levels (cafe on L3, machines on L2 and L4)
  • 35 Journalists
  • 30 Pitches (top 10 on main stage in afternoon, next 20 on expo stage spread throughout the day)

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Mike88
Mike88
Mike Nicholls Australian Inventor + Entrepreneur working with a small team of engineers building prototypes from Inventions including two medical devices. Publishes Startup88.com and has assessed/reviewed +500 inventions and +200 startups in the last 3 years. Mentors Sydney Startups via Incubate and other incubators and helps members of the Australian Startup Community via the Startup88.com website with free publicity and advertising. Experience in numerous industries including Digital Publishing, Cloud Computing, Apps, Hardware, Aviation, Real Estate & Finance and Health/Medical Devices.
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