StartCon 2016 Officially Launches: Bonfire of the Unicorns! Sold out six years running, Australia’s largest startup & growth conference is on November 26 and 27 at Randwick Racecourse.

Within one week of announcing the venue and date, StartCon 2016 pre-release tickets sold out completely. Now, the much-awaited conference is officially launching general ticket sales, along with a bold theme for this year’s event: Bonfire of the Unicorns.

Silicon Valley has a $585 billion dollar problem: the private company “unicorns” with valuations exceeding one billion dollars, are struggling to find exits. As a result, investors are pulling back on making investments in new companies. This compounded with the tumultuous time in the global stock markets, is creating a tougher environment for startups to get funding.

“How do you survive and thrive in the coming startup apocalypse?” is thus the theme of this year’s StartCon 2016 conference.


“Everything is about resiliency now to weather the storm,” says Tim McSweeney, a director at technology-focused merchant bank Restoration Partners. “Unicorn, it’s a mythical beast, whereas a cockroach, it can survive a nuclear war.”

On November 26 & 27, 2016, internationally acclaimed technology industry superstars will fly to Australia, to teach you how your company can grow and prosper in any economic environment. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business professional, in marketing, or senior management at a large corporation, this is the #1 conference in Australia to help you get to the next level.

Day One content will focus on kick-starting ideas to Ignite the Spark. For high-growth companies & marketing teams, Day Two content will feature blitz-scale tactics needed to Fuel the Fire.

Our 2016 speakers announced so far include:

…and more to come! 



As a special offer to kick-off the launch, tickets are just $349 for both days, for a limited time only. There are limited spots available for this special offer! First come, first served! 

StartCon will be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on November 26th and 27th 2016.