StartCon Announces first look at 2016 Speakers!
StartCon (formerly SydStart) announces six of the world’s top growth marketers & entrepreneurs, tech industry aces, movers and shakers in the initial heavy hitter speaker lineup at Australia’s largest startup & growth conference to be held at Sydney's new $152 million dollar five-star grand-stand at Royal Randwick Racecourse on November 26 and 27, 2016.
The first lineup of speakers includes:
Senior PM of Growth at BitTorrent
Annabell graduated from the Cornell Johnson School of Business. She started as a Consumer Marketing Manager for Yahoo! Search and Y!’s Launch and Growth team. She moved to BitTorrent in 2012 where she grew uTorrent for Android to reach 5 million downloads in just four months.
VP of Growth at SurveyMonkey
Elena moved to the U.S. from Russia in 2001 and graduated from UC Berkeley. She started her career as a Senior Analyst at top retail chain Safeway. She later on started working for SurveyMonkey as a Business Intelligence Manager and quickly moved up to VP of Growth, where she strengthened the company’s data-driven culture.
VP Product Teams & Growth at Zillow
Nate Moch is a VP overseeing product teams in his 10th year at Zillow, the leading real estate marketplace in the US. He looks over Zillow's Growth and Data teams, helping expand the company's user base and data footprint. Nate was also spearheaded the creation of Zillow Mortgages.
Senior Growth Marketer at HubSpot
Anum is Senior Growth Marketer in her fifth year at HubSpot, driving leads and revenue through content. Anum was chosen for the 2013 MITX Future Leaders Group and recognized by B2B Marketing Magazine as one of 2013's rising marketing stars. She is also an advisor to startup MobileArq and guest lectured on Inbound Marketing at Mass. Anum is the co-Author of Twitter for Dummies.
Co-Founder of META
META is a Silicon Valley based leader in the augmented reality industry, which is projected to be a $120 billion market by 2020. Ben graduated from the University of Sydney where he met co-founder Meron Gribetz and started META. Ben raised a Series A of $23M from renowned investors including Tim Draper and Horizon's Ventures among others. Ben is also a Graduate of Y Combinator (Summer 2013).
Hacker in Residence & Distribution Partner at 500 Startups
Chandin is an engineer, entrepreneur, marketer, and currently Hacker in Residence at 500 Startups. Previously, she was CEO & Co-Founder of ActivityHero, a 500 Startups graduate company. Chandini holds a degree in mechatronics, has founded several startups, and holds multiple patents.