Startup Grind (in partnership with Google for Startups) proudly presents the second APAC regional startup conference! This Summer - The world's largest independent startup community with 2m entrepreneurs, in 600 cities in 125 countries will host it's second APAC regional conference in Melbourne. Dec 9-10th at the new Goldfield's Theatre at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Now represented in over 130 cities across APAC - join us to be inspired with 100+ speaker presentations and interviews from world leading innovators, founders, and CEO's. This year we add a Growth Stage, a Dedicated Networking Space, and The APAC Startup Program! Proudly presented by MYOB
09 Dec '19 8.00am Goldfields Theatre (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre) Startup Grind
We are delighted to be hosting Carolyn Breeze, Country Leader of ANZ for GoCardless & Stefan Cordier, MyXplor as we launch SaaStock local Melbourne. Carolyn is an experienced senior leader with more than 20 years in the technology, fintech, e-commerce, and telecommunications sectors. She joins GoCardless from Braintree Australia, a PayPal service, where she was Country Manager. Carolyn will be sharing how you scale a global sales operation end-to-end, from building a go-to-market strategy to hiring a growth team. Stefan; recognised as one of the UK's top 100 most influential people in tech, who is currently the Head of Brand at Xplor. Involved in all aspects of Xplor's growth, a Melbourne-based SaaS start-up, Stefan has been involved in building and managing marketing, sales, onboarding, and customer support. He is now managing Xplor's brand strategy and will unpack the impact a growth engine can have within a business.
11 Dec '19 06:00 pm United and Co Think & Grow
Pitch X is back! Pitch X is a very special Pitch Night by AcademyXi in partnership with Silicon Beach & YBF Ventures As the 2010s come to an end, it’s hard to comprehend the meteoric rise of startups, both in Australia and abroad. This time 10 years ago, Uber, AirBnB and Instagram were all in their infancy. Now, they are global powerhouses shaping our societies. There hasn’t been a better time to jump start your own venture. Together with our partners, AcademyXi https://academyxi.com/ & YBF Ventures https://ybfventures.com/ Silicon Beach is on a mission to help connect, motivate, and grow startups. As we enter the new decade, we invite you to join us at Pitch X. Selected applicants will be given the opportunity to pitch for a co-founder, investor, mentor or support. Bringing experts from across the startup landscape, our amazing judges will provide entrepreneurs and the startup community with the perfect pitching platform.
11 Dec '19 06:00 pm YBF Ventures Melbourne Silicon Beach
We are thrilled to bring together three esteemed leaders in conversation, to reflect on the ecosystem’s achievements of 2019, explore what 2020 has in store, and unearth their vision and advice for founders in pursuit of globalisation. The evening will provide an opportunity for you to engage with your amazing Victorian startup community. Guest Speakers: James Tynan, is the CEO of Startmate, a seed fund and accelerator that brings together the best people in Australian startups to support the next wave of founders. Jodie Imam, is passionate about helping businesses start and grow and is currently the General Manager at SBE Australia, Co-founder of Melbourne co-working space depo8, Melbourne ambassador for Innovation Bay and mentor at Startmate. Rohan Workman Rohan is the Co-founder and CEO of Skalata Ventures and has been an integral part of the Australian startup ecosystem for nearly a decade as a company founder, director and advisor.
11 Dec '19 07:30 pm Victorian Innovation Hub LaunchVic
You're invited to StartNorth Coworking Space first Networking event. Would you like to introduce yourself and your business to a community of like-minded, passionate people? You’ve come to the right place. StartNorth Coworking Space is inviting local businesses to come together for our monthly networking event, to help promote your business, products and services. Enjoy a coffee and chat with other companies from various backgrounds. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from others and grow your business network. Places are limited, so be sure to register your interest today, and most importantly, don’t forget your business cards!
13 Dec '19 10:00 am StartNorth Coworking Space StartNorth Coworking Space
9 mistakes start-up founders make - and how to avoid them! Don't want to let go of your 'child? Hired too fast? Lacking capability diversity? Assuming your team is aligned? Need to make some tough decisions? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Then this is an event for you! We'll be discussing how those mistakes happened and importantly, how to fix them and avoid repeating them. I will also be sharing my coaching program Let Go - Lift Up - Lead On that I offer to founders and their leadership teams. Attendees as this event will receive a discounted offer - limited to 20 places.
13 Dec '19 09:00 am The Commons, QV Mary Butler