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Winners of the 2017 Annual Australasian Startup Awards

This year, StartCon was filled to the brim with over 3500 attendees, all soaking up the incredible vibe this year! 

Sydney, December 1st and 2nd saw Randwick Racecourse come to life. We had exhibitors, investors, founders, sponsors and attendees who came together to listen, share and learn with each other. Our speakers from all over the world delivered keynotes, spanning topics on growth, innovation and AI. 

As per all our previous years, our speakers who we had the pleasure of hearing delivered immensely rich in knowledge talks. The crowds were on the edge of their seat, donned with notebooks, laptops, ready to take notes. Amongst those who graced the stages was CEO and Founder of Tickled Media Roshni Mahtani on why women run better businesses, CEO of Crunchbase Jager McConnell on how to build trust and credibility in the early stages of a business and CEO of ZipMoney Larry Diamond on the rise of alternate payments. We also had author of The Effective Engineer, Edmond Lau, and his talk on redefining what it means to be an effective engineer and Antonio Garcia-Martinez , author of Chaos Monkey, teaching us how companies like Facebook, Twitter and everyone else in Silicon Valley really succeed. 

8 Steps to Successful Capital Raising

8 Steps to Successful Capital Raising

How can you speed your way towards successful funding? Obviously write a pitch is the first step. What next? How do you get people to see the pitch? What is Due Diligence and why do you need to prepare for it? What questions could they ask? How do get that final cheque? Read on…

What startups can learn from Telstra's win over the Olympic Committee

What startups can learn from Telstra's win over the Olympic Committee

As a tech start-up, you have probably thought about how you can raise your profile by partnering with relevant organisations through sponsorship and other commercial arrangements.  Forging a partnership with the perfect partner is often all that is required to springboard a start-up, whether by way of an “anchor client”, though becoming an “official partner” or otherwise...

StartCon 2016 & The Dalidakis Double Deal

StartCon 2016 & The Dalidakis Double Deal

The reason StartCon didn’t go to Melbourne this year is because Philip Dalidakis and his team couldn’t deliver on what they agreed upon in a signed letter. The Minister and his team tried to re-trade on multiple points including marketing support, and his department was so comically incompetent that they couldn’t turn around a basic sponsorship agreement in five months despite repeated prodding, to the point of absurdity.

Next Week in Sydney Startup Events (June 13 - 17)

Next Week in Sydney Startup Events (June 13 - 17)

Check out these great startup events next week, happening near you!

Top 5 Aussie startups that have recently launched their product to the world

Top 5 Aussie startups that have recently launched their product to the world

As trailblazers in the startup world, we’ve put together some of our top picks for new Aussie startups you should keep on your radar.
 

StartCon Announces first look at 2016 Speakers!

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.

Why SydStart became StartCon

Why SydStart became StartCon

On October 30th 2015 we announced a huge change. Sydstart was no more and we were becoming StartCon. 

This came as a shock to the Sydney entrepreneur community who had grown to love Sydstart's annual conference in Sydney. When we meet Sydney entrepreneurs we are often asked the question "why StartCon?" 

The reason is simple, we wanted to create a network for our entrepreneurs that had the ability to span outside of one city.

Diajeng Lestari and Zaky on Growing an Indonesian Startup

Diajeng Lestari and Zaky on Growing an Indonesian Startup

E-commerce is changing consumer habits, and online shops are sprouting all over the world, giving these businesses access to a broader market.

At the SydStart 2015 Fireside Chat, Freelancer.com Sr. Vice President for Growth Willix Halim spoke with the CEOs behind two of Indonesia’s leading e-commerce platforms. They discussed about Indonesian startups and enumerated growth hacking strategies behind their huge success.