Building a startup is a time consuming and difficult slog, there is no denying it. You have to be a generalist and a specialist, wearing a thousand different hats simultaneously, managing people, contractors, investors, projects and even levels of toilet paper. All of these different priorities are important but are all competing for your most valuable resource, time.
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...
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.
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.