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Innovate Health Conference

How can we drive more engagement between startups and clinicians? How can emerging digital health companies build more effective commercialisation strategies, understand and meet regulatory requirements and navigate the complex Australian healthcare system? Where are the opportunities for investment and partnership? These questions and more will be answered at the upcoming Innovate Health Conference, which is taking place 26-7th June at RACV Melbourne this year. Speakers include:

  • Dr Prem Pillay, Medical Director, Singapore Brain-Spine-Nerves Center
  • Dan Grant, CEO, MTPConnect
  • Tony Wessling, Chief Strategy & Transformation Office, HCF
  • Bronwyn Le Grice, CEO & Founder, ANDHealth
  • Richard Tew, General Manager, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia and New Zealand
  • Angie Corbo-Lutowski, IT Business Partner - Commercial, Roche
  • John Henderson, Partner, Airtree Ventures
  • Paul D'Urso (MBBS PhD FRACS), Neurosurgeon & Executive Chairman, Anatomics Pty Ltd
  • Lee Walsh, Technical Lead (Digital Health), Medical Device Reforms and Emerging Technology, Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Dr Emma Brien, Clinician Entrepreneur in Residence, Melbourne Health Accelerator @ The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Rachel Yang, Investment Manager, Giant Leap Fund
Innovate Health provides a great platform for joining up stakeholders across the digital health value chain, showcasing exciting innovations and provoking discussion on how to promote the development and commercialisation of digital health innovations in Australia. To find out more, check out the website: www.informa.com.au/event/conference/innovate-health-conference

Creating the perfect pitch for your business

How do you help your business stand out from the crowd? Whether you’re presenting to customers, potential investors or partners, having an excellent pitch that clearly explains your businesses unique value proposition is essential to success. However, for many business leaders this isn’t always easy. Many struggle to clarify their message and stay on track while delivering it. This also is relevant to proposal and tender responses where there is a need to differentiate from the competition. Join Phil Ore, co-founder of Marketing Entourage, co-founder of Entrepreneurs&Co. and Pitch Mentor for Startup Victoria, for an interactive workshop to help you create your perfect pitch. Phil who will explain the framework that he has used with 100s of businesses to help win new clients, find investors and create new partnerships. During the workshop participants have the opportunity to apply the framework to their own business and practice their pitch in front of an audience. Business leaders, decision makers, marketing and sales managers who are looking grow their business. The businesses could range from early stage startups looking to grow to the next level through to established large companies looking for ways to transform and innovate to enable growth. What you will leave with; • Clarity on their unique value proposition • How to apply the framework to help grow their business • During the interactive session, Phil is not going to just talk to you - he will get your brains working so that you can go away and build on this with your own teams

Learn how to invest in Startups

Get started on your journey as a startup investor with Australia and Asia's leading trainer of Angel investors. Thousands of new and experienced investors and founders on four continents have paid to attend these workshops. This workshop is a world class experience, developed in collaboration with the top Angel educators globally for more than a decade. It is the leading Angel training program in Australia and this first chapter is the ideal time to engage with the program. You will benefit from the distilled experience and insights of some of the most effective Angel investors in the world. This is for active investors, aspiring investors, founders, service providers and ecosystem champions. Delivered through the current #1 Angel group in Australia. We have been building the early-stage ecosystem in Australia across two centuries!! Don't miss out!!

How I Got The Best Job In The World

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we connect and interact with others and your ability to lead, motivate your team and collaboratively innovate. Having a rock-solid network in your life can propel and empower you. “For 78% of startups, networking is vital to entrepreneurial success” (Forbes). And, the best part is that building and maintaining a stellar network doesn’t have to take years or attending a million conferences and coffee dates. In fact, it’s all about building on the foundation you already have. You simply need to learn the fundamentals. Come along and hear Saba Karim’s story of how he used the power of networking and went from stocking shelves to working at the world’s biggest seed startup accelerator, investing in the future of technology and startups. You’ll learn about the key ingredients to have a successful career or startup. And it’s much more than about big exists, large salaries, and fancy job titles. It’s about doing what you love, whether you’re working for yourself or someone else. We will take a dive deep into the fundamentals of building a solid network with Saba as he shares his journey and unpacks the fundamentals: ->Exact steps on how and where to find mentors ->The 3 types of mentors you need - and how to find them ->What ‘networking’ events to go to and which ones to avoid. ->How to maximize the value of your network (hint* it’s the opposite of what you think) ->How Australia differs to the US when it comes to building relationships ->Tools to help you build a strong network for life ->The important shift you need to make in your mindset and how to establish a “give first” mentality ->Breaking the isolation and working as a community ->Examples of all the above in action (real stories, real people) About Saba Karim: With over 12 years of experience in marketing, Saba has helped launch a number of startups and worked with world-renowned organizations such as Harvard, Telstra, Techstars, and Universal. At the age of 17, he founded his own creative studio and went on to co-found Acquisitionly, an AI-powered Customer Acquisition Automation solution. He is also on the founding team of Orai, the #1 public speaking app, backed by Comcast Ventures and lead growth for Evolve, which went on to be acquired by Hubspot (NYSE:HUBS). Currently, he is the Pipeline Manager at Techstars, based out of Boulder Colorado, helping source startups across the world for their mentorship-driven accelerators. Originally from Melbourne, Saba completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing and a Masters' of Communication majoring in advertising and media at Deakin University. Saba's passion is with startups, growth, and disruption - seeing motivated founders challenging the status quo and making meaningful innovations is why he jumps out of bed every morning. That, and the Techstars #GiveFirst ethos is what inspired Saba to create the Coast to Growth Podcast."

Pitch Night: EdTech

Across the world, educational institutions are under pressure to keep classrooms up to date with technology and keep curriculums relevant to the demands of today's jobs. Fortunately, Victorian startups are in a prime place to develop technologies to transform how people learn, especially considering the number of renowned schools and universities located right here in Victoria's capital. Our focus on EdTech in April will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are revolutionising and empowering the EdTech industry. What is EdTech? Education technology is a wide field. Education technology focuses on study and ethical practices; it improves education in a systematic way. Education technology sometimes known as instructional technology or learning technology. The Pitch Night: Startup Victoria are proud to partner with LaunchVic to showcase 4 startups working within the EdTech sector, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below. Timeline: 28 March - Applications open 16 April - Applications close 17 April - Shortlisted applicants announced 18 April - Pitch Training & Selection Session (for shortlisted applicants) 23 April - Top 4 Finalists announced 30 April - Pitch Night To apply: Please fill out this form by Wednesday 16 April.


Judges

Maddie Scott-Jones, Education Changemakers

Maddie is the Director of Programs at Education Changemakers and brings an exemplary teaching career to her work with the global EC tribe. An alumna of the Changemaker Program, her change initiatives focused on helping children to embrace failure and increasing entrepreneurial resilience. Drawing on experience as a STEM teacher and school leader in Catholic Secondary Schools, she has a particular focus on gifted and talented students, as well as student leadership and entrepreneurship programs. Maddie holds three Masters degrees with distinction in education from the University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University and sits on a number of education boards, including Casurina Street Primary School's board in Katherine, NT. Maddie is a lead facilitator at Education Changemakers and in her role as Director of Programs leads our work with school leaders in the Northern Territory and Romania, with entrepreneurial teachers in New Zealand and with teams of teachers across Australia who are designing future focused learning experiences for their students.

Amanda Miller, Impact Generation Partners

Amanda is a co-founder of Impact Generation Partners, which advises and invests in enterprises that deliver financial as well as social and/or environmental returns. Amanda is passionate about and committed to building the impact investing ecosystem alongside the philanthropic sector in Australia.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Monash University and started her career practicing corporate law at Allens. She then moved into the philanthropic sector working with not-for-profit organisations and in philanthropic services, with intergenerational family foundations.

Amanda is Board member of Philanthropy Australia, the peak membership body for philanthropic foundations, individuals and not for profits in Australia. She Chairs Kids in Philanthropy, a not for profit that engages children and their families in hands-on volunteering opportunities. Amanda is a committee member of the Impact Investment Forum, an initiative of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).

Amanda strongly believes in the power of supporting and investing in women and girls. Amanda is proud to have advised and invested in a number of for purpose businesses founded or co-founded by women. Amanda loves supporting entrepreneurs and is proud to be a mentor in the Startmate tech accelerator program.

Mark Woodland, Xplor

Mark Woodland joined his mother in her new childcare business after he left the army in 2010, devising an idea for an app-based sign-in for children enrolled at childcare centres. He developed Woodland Education’s three childcare centres to a $22 million business servicing 850 families. In January 2016, he sold Woodland Education to focus on Xplor. Xplor is one of the first apps to integrate iBeacon technology, which allows parents to automatically sign their children in and out of a childcare centre through bluetooth-enabled smart phones. Xplor is also the only end-to-end management system in the education space. The business services around 200,000 users in the childcare sector and has recently been implemented in some of Australia’s top private schools as part of a beta programme. Xplor has 300 schools waiting to use their software.

Laxmi Pun, Melbourne Accelerator Program

Laxmi is the Accelerator Manager at the Melbourne Accelerator Program and works closely with our startup, mentor and investor communities to drive startup success. Laxmi is also passionate about empowering diverse communities through entrepreneurship. Her career spans from being a founder, program designer, and investment consultant through her roles at Startupbootcamp, The Talent Institute Australia, and Villgro India

Prize Package:

  • Austrade: Participation in the Landing Pads program at a location of your choice (Singapore, Berlin, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Shanghai)
  • AWS: $5,000 AWS Credit to the winner and $1,000 AWS Credit to finalists
  • Crazy Domains: 1 x hour consultation with a web expert and free comprehensive website health check, valued at $279
  • Coglan Duffy & Co: 1 x hour of free legal advice
  • Connect Labs: $4000 worth sales and marketing technology audit for your startup to get found, get leads and get customers
  • General Assembly: $1000 credit for classes & workshops, valid for 1 year.
  • Law Squared: $2500 credit to use the Cubed by Law Squared platform
  • Northraine: 10 hours x machine learning training and consultation
  • Prime Financial: 4hours x consultation for winner and 2hours x consultation for finalists
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • Stripe: $50,000 of volume waived of Stripe fees
  • SquarePeg Capital: 30mins x consultation with the team

Major Partners:

LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem. With the help of startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors, corporates and universities, we aim to build a startup ecosystem that can strengthen the economy, encourage more people to work with and for startups, and represent all Victorians. Our focus lies in the areas of funding, community building and global recognition for the Victorian startup ecosystem.

Official Event Staffing Provider:

Weploy is creating an empowered and fearless workforce and building the world's best community of on-demand short-term office support staff.

Photos and video may be taken at the event and may be used for promotional purposes. Your attendance at this event is considered as implied consent for the use of these photographs for these purposes.

All attendees to Startup Victoria's event must comply to our Startup Victoria Events Code of Conduct.

Pitch Night: EdTech

Across the world, educational institutions are under pressure to keep classrooms up to date with technology and keep curriculums relevant to the demands of today's jobs. Fortunately, Victorian startups are in a prime place to develop technologies to transform how people learn, especially considering the number of renowned schools and universities located right here in Victoria's capital.

Our focus on EdTech in April will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are revolutionising and empowering the EdTech industry.

What is EdTech?

Education technology is a wide field. Education technology focuses on study and ethical practices; it improves education in a systematic way. Education technology sometimes known as instructional technology or learning technology.

The Pitch Night:

Startup Victoria are proud to partner with LaunchVic to showcase 4 startups working within the EdTech sector, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below.

Timeline:

  • 28 March - Applications open
  • 16 April - Applications close
  • 17/18 April - Shortlisted applicants announced
  • 23 April - Pitch Training & Selection Session (for shortlisted applicants)
  • 24 April - Top 4 Finalists announced
  • 30 April - Pitch Night

To apply:

*Judges to be announced!*

Prize Package:

  • Austrade: Participation in the Landing Pads program at a location of your choice (Singapore, Berlin, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Shanghai)
  • AWS: $5,000 AWS Credit to the winner and $1,000 AWS Credit to finalists
  • Crazy Domains: 1 x hour consultation with a web expert and free comprehensive website health check, valued at $279
  • Coglan Duffy & Co: 1 x hour of free legal advice
  • Connect Labs: $4000 worth sales and marketing technology audit for your startup to get found, get leads and get customers
  • General Assembly: $1000 credit for classes & workshops, valid for 1 year.
  • Law Squared: $2500 credit to use the Cubed by Law Squared platform
  • Northraine: 10 hours x machine learning training and consultation
  • Prime Financial: 4hours x consultation for winner and 2hours x consultation for finalists
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • Stripe: $50,000 of volume waived of Stripe fees
  • SquarePeg Capital: 30mins x consultation with the team

Major Partners:

LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem. With the help of startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors, corporates and universities, we aim to build a startup ecosystem that can strengthen the economy, encourage more people to work with and for startups, and represent all Victorians. Our focus lies in the areas of funding, community building and global recognition for the Victorian startup ecosystem.

Official Event Staffing Provider:

Weploy is creating an empowered and fearless workforce and building the world's best community of on-demand short-term office support staff.

Photos and video may be taken at the event and may be used for promotional purposes. Your attendance at this event is considered as implied consent for the use of these photographs for these purposes.

All attendees to Startup Victoria's event must comply to our Startup Victoria Events Code of Conduct.

Investment Terms for Startups

An interactive workshop for start-up investors, founders and anyone else passionate about the success of high-growth start-ups. Melbourne Angels is the #1 Angel group in Australia. Our workshops run all year and are designed to share the knowledge and skills that help turn pre-revenue ventures into high-growth successes. This workshop is designed to demystify terminology and to facilitate in-depth discussions of the terms and conditions commonly used by Angel investors in funding early-stage entrepreneurs. We will introduce many of the terms available for use in Angel deals and provide an opportunity to discuss each in the workshop as follows: Purpose: Why do we and should we care about investment terms? Context: Which factors influence our choice of terms? Terminology: What are the most common terms and what do they mean? Strategy & Process: What are we trying to achieve with terms and how do we conduct the negotiation? Terms - Structuring the deal: How the investment will happen. What is a Terms Sheet? What type of security? What kind of corporate entity? Rights: How the investors and founders will operate once the investment is complete. What rights are reserved for us as investors? Exits and liquidations: Terms governing ownership change over time. A comprehensive workbook is supplied to all attendees including template documents developed and used by Melbourne Angels (terms sheet, shareholders' agreement, lead investor assignment, constitution for start-up company). This workshop is facilitated by Jordan Green, an internationally experienced and respected Angel investor, serial founder and venture capitalist.

Social Entrepreneurship - can business solve a social problem?

Join Law Squared and guests at this FREE event as we discuss the role of Social Entrepreneurship - can business solve a social problem? Speakers for this flagship event include: Matthew Boyd from Vollie and Loretta Bolotin from Free to Feed and Now to Launch. Vollie is an online marketplace that connects skilled people to non-profits and charities for skills-based online volunteering. Vollie projects are exclusively online, meaning that people can donate their skills and experience from anywhere in the world, and around their busy personal and professional schedule. Matthew will share his journey of creating a social enterprise and the role it can play in solving a social problem, and the trials and tribulations he has faced as a founder and co-CEO. Loretta Bolotin is the Co-Founder and Partnerships Manager of Free to Feed is a Melbourne based social enterprise championing people who have sought refuge and asylum in Australia. Free to Feed’s advocacy is delivered through employment in food-based initiatives – cooking classes, immersive experiences and events, and ever-evolving, curated offerings. Free to Feed is also the partner of Now to Launch, an exciting entrepreneur program helping new arrivals to realise their culinary dreams. Loretta will share her journey of creating a Social Enterprise and the journey from working for not-for-profit to founding a social enterprise. Come along for a networking, grazing platter and some drinks! More speakers to follow - watch this space! This event is brought to you by Law Squared.

  • Thu 28 Feb, 6pm
  • WeWork
  • Law Squared

Building Global Businesses: A Fireside Chat with GoDaddy CPO Steven Aldrich

Pause Fest Official Side Event

Startup Victoria, in partnership with Pause Fest, hosts Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy

GoDaddy and Startup Victoria, in partnership with Pause Fest, are bringing one of Silicon Valley’s leading product gurus to Australia with: A Fireside Chat with Steven Aldrich. Join us At WeWork Collins St for an intimate fireside chat between Startup Vic CEO Judy Anderson and GoDaddy CPO Steven Aldrich. Since joining GoDaddy in 2012, Steven has been critical its growth, and has seen it greatly expand its global customer base, and vastly increase its revenue. Steven has acquired 20 businesses over the course of his career at Intuit and GoDaddy, is Chairman of the Board for the Bay Area Glass Institute, and is an active soccer player. Among other things, Judy and Steven will explore: - Lessons learned from building and exiting two companies; - Steps for creating value for a business; - Tips for raising capital when no one wants to invest in you; - How to be wise in forming partnerships with larger organisations. Grab a ticket, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Startup Victoria's AGM + Panel on Building a Worldclass Ecosystem

Join us for Startup Victoria's Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an opportunity for Startup Victoria members to gather together, reflect on the ecosystem's progress/challenges over the last year and look forward to how we can support founder success in 2019. After the formalities of the AGM, we'll be hosting a panel debate on 'Building a Worldclass Startup Ecosystem'. Our panel will discuss what makes a successful startup ecosystem, traps to avoid, and how individuals can contribute to the ecosystem's development & success. Following the event, attendees are welcome to join us afterwards at a bar on Southbank for some social drinks to kick off the new year. Tickets: If you are paying member, please register using the 'Paying Members' ticket option. If you are not a paying member, please register using the 'General Admission' ticket option. Location: NB: Due to popular demand, we've moved this event to a larger venue to accommodate more attendees. The event will now be held at One Roof in Southbank.

How to Land a Job at a Startup

There's no question about it, fast-growing startups are an increasingly attractive place to work. But breaking into the world of tech is intimidating, and it can sometimes feel like learning a new language. In this thought-provoking and inspiring discussion, you'll get the insider tips on how to launch your career in a startup. You'll learn what startups look for, where to find the best jobs, and how to stand out from the crowd. You'll walk away feeling confident about taking that next step in your own career journey, armed with some new knowledge and resources to help you kick-start your startup career. The event is particularly useful for people with non-technical backgrounds who want to work somewhere that has moved past proof of concept.

The Female Founder Connection

Join one of Australia's leading startup community builders, Judy Anderson, CEO of StartupVic, for a dynamic and vibrant night of networking, especially for female founders. Meet and mingle with MAP’s network of founders, mentors and investors, as we come together to support diversity in our founder community and build relationships to help us flourish in 2019.

Why Growing a Woman-Led Business is Different

Telstra Labs and Springboard Enterprises are hosting their final event of the year: “Why growing a Woman-Led Business is Different” at Telstra’s CTO on Tuesday 11th December (6.00pm-7.30pm) at 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne. You will find the Eventbrite listing here. There is a lot of discussion around the lack of women in leadership positions in Australia's largest and fastest growing companies. Yet a number of reports reveal companies with more female leaders are associated with stronger performance. Join us for a panel discussion with successful women leaders, program alumnae, and investors to learn their views on the opportunities and challenges of running a high growth business as a woman. Panelists: Anabela Correia - CEO, Livac (Springboard Enterprises alumna 2018 Life Sciences Program) Ayala Domani - Director of Innovation, Telstra Alison Hardacre - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Healthkit (Springboard Enterprises alumna 2015 Tech Program) Kathy Harrison - (Springboard Enterprises alumna 2018 Life Sciences Program) Kerri Lee Sinclair - Chair, SBE Australia Agenda: 17:30 Registration & networking drinks 18:00 Welcome & Introduction to SBE Australia 18:10 Panel Discussion 18:40 Audience Q&A 18:55 Call for Springboard Enterprises Tech & Life Sciences Applications 19:00 Networking cocktail function 19:30 Finish

Meet the maker movement: how the maker movement is changing the way we work and live.

For as long as human beings have been, we have made. Made tools. Made objects. Made things that keep us alive. Things that are beautiful to us. Things that get us around. Things that help us to express ourselves. So what exactly is the ‘maker movement’? Where did it originate from? What are ‘makers’? The popularity of the maker movement has given rise to makerspaces, a physical location where people gather and share their collective learnings, gain access to tools, resources and knowledge so they can make and create. Somewhere between an innovation hub, a prototyping lab, a site of micro-urban manufacturing and a traditional workshop, all makerspaces share the characteristic of open collaboration, for people from all backgrounds and disciplines. Join us and a stellar panel of makerspace professionals for a night dedicated to discussing all things 'maker, maker movement and makerspaces'. The evening will also be a great opportunity to network with fellow makers in our beautiful rooftop space while enjoying delicious food and drink. You’ll even get a special pre-launch 'in-construction' tour of the FAB9 makerspace. (Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes as it will be a construction site).

Startup Grind APAC Conference

Startup Grind the world's largest independent startup community with 1.5m entrepreneurs, in 450 cities in 120 countries globally powered by Google for Entrepreneurs - will host the region's first entrepreneurs conference of the region at the MCEC in Melbourne, Dec 6-7th! Early Bird Tickets brought to you by MYOB on sale for a limited time only! https://ticketek.com.au/startupgrind/ It is AUD$301.70 for Two Massive Days at Melbourne's State-of-the-Art, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre The speakers include - Guy Kawasaki (Apple/ Canva), Jessica Alter (Social Capital), Paul Bassat (SEEK/ SquarePeg Capital), William Bao Bean (SOSV/Chinaccelerator), Genevieve Leveille (TechUK), Dr. Jemma Green (Power Ledger) and 40+ others to be announced!

Tequila & Tech: A Fireside Chat with Bismarck Lepe

Startup Victoria hosts Bismarck Lepe, Founder and CEO of Wizeline

Wizeline and Startup Victoria are bringing the best of Silicon Valley and Mexico to Australia with Tequila & Tech: A Fireside Chat with Bismarck Lepe. The son of two immigrants from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico, Bismarck left a successful career path as an early employee at Google to start his own online video platform company, Ooyala, which he sold for $400M to Telstra in 2014. In 2014 he founded Wizeline, a global product development company that helps startups and Fortune 500 companies solve their biggest challenges with design and technology. Wizeline works with technology leaders to build innovative end-to-end products, and Bismarck has led the company to more than $62M in funding, with offices in four countries and more than 10 million users. Passionate about driving economic growth in global communities through investment in education and technology infrastructure, Bismarck is credited for contributing to the transformation of Guadalajara into Mexico’s largest technology hub. He has also created more than 1,500 jobs and attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments for companies with operations in Mexico and Silicon Valley, through Wizeline and his various education and investment initiatives. The fireside chat will be moderated by Anna Reeves of That Startup Show with food by The Taco Truck - providing a taste of Mexico for the evening.
Bismarck Lepe - Founder and CEO of Wizeline Bismarck Lepe, founder and CEO of Wizeline, is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. He is passionate about driving economic growth in the global communities where Wizeline has operations through investment in education and development of technology infrastructure. Bismarck is the founder and chairman of StartupGDL, a non-profit with the goal of increasing the number of technology companies in Guadalajara, Mexico. The non-profit focuses on computer science education programs for high school students and economic development initiatives to drive the creation of Mexican subsidiary of Silicon Valley startups in the region. StartupGDL has a soft landing program that helps companies find office space, get incorporated and attract/hire talent. Anna Reeves - CEO of That Startup Show Anna is a former in-house counsel and business affairs/brand manager who has worked for Australia’s leading media production houses including CordellJigsawZapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade. As the senior advisor at Film Victoria, she advised on large-scale productions such as Irresistible, Ghost Rider, Macbeth, and Noise. She has advised for and founded several not for profit & social enterprise initiatives, such as Stand in My Shoes, focused on empathy education and Strategic Partners, an international co-production program. In 2011, she was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign with Hugh Jackman. Returning to Australia she created That Start Up Show, a Melbourne based web-series focused on start up culture in Australia, and founded the Start Up Legal Clinic which operates out of Australia’s premier co-working space Hub Melbourne.
Photos and video may be taken at the event and may be used for promotional purposes. Your attendance at this event is considered as implied consent for the use of these photographs for these purposes. All attendees to Startup Victoria's event must comply to our Startup Victoria Events Code of Conduct.