Australia’s third annual startup festival launches at Sydney’s Town Hall
Australia, 09 September 2015 – StartupAUS together with the City of Sydney will officially launch the return of the Startup Spring festival for the third year running at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday to kick-off the events taking place across Australia from the 10-30 September.
Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities to celebrate and promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship and technology.
Under a theme of ‘Growing up Global,’ the evening will feature an address by Lord Mayor Clover Moore and a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs and Sydney business leaders exploring the global opportunities on our doorstep.
The panellists include StartupAUS Board Director and founder of Blackbird Ventures, Bill Bartee, founder & CEO at Posse, Rebekah Campbell, and entrepreneur and investor & founder of SYD Ventures and Follow the Seed, Andrey Shirben.
StartupAUS CEO, Peter Bradd, said: “The evening will officially kick off StartupAUS’ Startup Spring festival. It’s a celebration of our emerging startup ecosystem and the night will focus on how we must encourage our local talent to think global from the get-go.”
“We will hear from local entrepreneurs as well as big-business leaders who will offer personal insight and different perspectives on how we can achieve a stronger startup scene here in Sydney and Australia-wide.”
Last month, The City of Sydney launched their Draft Tech Startups Action Plan, which StartupAUS supports as an important and timely step towards realising Sydney’s potential as a vibrant startup destination.
Mr Bradd continued: “This is the first year where we have had official city support for Startup Spring, which is an exciting and positive step forward for helping our nation transform into a strong and diverse digitally led economy. The City of Sydney is passionate about making our city a hub for tech innovation and that’s why we are so thankful for their support. We look forward to working with the City of Sydney to better this great city.”
Over the course of the next three weeks there will be events taking place across Australia, with standout events including:
- Sydney Startup Pitches
- Fishburners Open Day
- How to attract, retain and incentivise talented staff using Employee Share Schemes
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Louise Proctor, Launch Group
About Startup Spring
Startup Spring is a three-week long festival celebrating technology, startups and entrepreneurship. Launched by StartupAUS in 2013, Startup Spring features hundreds of events and activities from all around Australia – to celebrate and promote the tech startup ecosystem and to encourage more people to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship.
StartupAUS is a not-for-profit entity with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship.
StartupAUS believes a strong home-grown tech sector is vital to future Australian jobs and wealth. But getting there will require a national imperative to create the right environment, with a supportive culture and more entrepreneurs with the right skills.