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PR: StartCon unveils first international speakers and claims Software is eating itself

PR: StartCon unveils first international speakers and claims Software is eating itself

SYDNEY, August 22, 2017: StartCon today announces top international speakers from Pinterest, SkyScanner, Dribbble, ClassPass, Moz and Segment as part of the initial lineup for Australia’s largest startup & growth conference.

Six years ago this month, Marc Andreessen published “Software is eating the world”, predicting the rise of disruptive technology companies such as Uber, Facebook, Google, Netflix, AirBnB and Freelancer.com, which would transform entire industry categories.

Opportunities in the Growing Space Economy

Opportunities in the Growing Space Economy

Jason Crusan is from a small startup you may have heard of… called NASA. He’s the director of their Advanced Exploration Systems division, which is itself part of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. He came to speak at StartCon to update you all on changes in the space industry – and the huge opportunities ahead within that sector.

Silicon Valley Heavyweights at Pinterest and Twilio Announced as Speakers at StartCon 2016.

Silicon Valley Heavyweights at Pinterest and Twilio Announced as Speakers at StartCon 2016.

The Head of Growth (Casey Winters, Pinterest) and VP of Product Management (Patrick Malatack, Twilio) join a dozen Silicon Valley technology veterans arrive in Sydney to teach Australian startups how to grow to the next level on November 26 & 27.

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.